We’ve all got habits.
Some we consider “good”.
Some we consider “bad”.
Some we don’t consider either of the two.
They’re simply “what we do”.
Often, we don’t give much thought to our habits.
After all, they’re automatic.
They just happen.
Even when we do give thought, we rarely modify them.
They’re a part of who we are.
A big part of who we are.
So, what if we want to change who we are?
What if we want to create a better life for ourselves?
Wouldn’t our habits be a great place to start?
Changing what we do repeatedly?
Fine-tuning our automatic actions?
This sounds pretty reasonable.
But it’s not easy.
Even when we know that a habit has its downsides.
Smoking cigarettes, for example.
We know that this increases our risk of countless diseases.
Yet, it’s damned hard to quit.
Because, like any habit, such a habit serves a purpose.
Perhaps it’s stress relief.
Maybe increased mental focus.
Or a coping mechanism.
The point is, even something like smoking serves some positive purpose.
Habits are rarely purely beneficial or detrimental.
Consider asking a few questions of any repeated behavior.
What would my life look like without this habit?
How is it holding me back?
How does it serve me?
Is the benefit worth the detriment?
What other options do I have?
From there, you can explore alternatives from an informed position.
Free from the weight of emotional charge.
You can seek out ways to fill the beneficial roles of the habit in question without the detriments.
You might even determine that the benefits are already worth the detriments.
This is on you to decide on your own.
Nobody can tell you which habits to keep or discard.
This can only come from within.
Coming instead from a place of acceptance.
You are worthy of the best life.
You are capable of change.
If that’s what you want 🙂
You’ve got this.