It’s pretty easy!
Yes, after pondering on why I have not been able to follow through with almost all the good things I have planned, I concluded that’s its just pretty easy to adopt bad habits.
These habits like “me and my phone forever” is so easy to follow through that it’s just rather frustrating. Also, we have the “I will eat whatever I want habit” which encourages you to enjoy junk food with bliss. Next is the “let me sleep a little” habit which assures you that it’s okay to keep sleeping and there will be more time to do the other tasks later.
So you just chill.
I definitely must not omit the “let’s do this tomorrow” habit, which is the mother of” let me sleep a little”. I must admit this is the key reason why I have been sneaking peeks at exercising for a while now… I will start tomorrow.
I discovered that these habits are fun to do while the others are work. And in reality enjoyment comes first. Who would sacrifice their fun for work?well most people won’t.
Actually, the dictionary arranges them right. then the same dictionary puts achievement before enjoyment. So why don’t we achieve something, enjoy ourselves, jump over failure, take a job and run to success. (I know it’s all alphabetical haha)
I have always believed in tackling things from the root problem. It’s rather hypocritical to just tackle surface problems when you know it won’t last.
In this way, I concluded that we love to do things we like and easily make these things habits, while the others that will inspire growth, we put to the back of the list.
That is if we even have one… You know the list… (kudos to you if you have one)
You notice that acquiring fun, addictive bad habits are easy and rather unconscious, so good and productive habits have to be conscious, consistent and intensive.
You want to write a blog maybe: make a plan, create a schedule, set a date, set an alarm, make post it reminders… Be rigorous
But then what if you forget, you ask… Restart the process: snooze your alarms, write reminders in countless places, set more dates etc until you can fix it into the hub of fun addictive routine that wants to dominate your life.
Be in contact with people who are doing this and let their progress motivate you. I can tell you how I had duolingo (a language app) and never was very serious about it until I received a follower with over 100,000 xps and a streak of almost a 1000 days. Then I decided I can also do this. And I’m proud to say I’m doing it.
Be relentless and try whenever to do something even a little. In between the youtube, movies, Facebook, Instagram, sleeping etc. Start creating a path to success.
Making a good and productive thing become a habit is not easy for some of us maybe because of procrastination, loving our fun activities or love of sleep…
Good things they say don’t come easily.
So from today onwards, let’s make that conscious effort to establish good habits and learn to stick them in place with commitment or maybe love?
The time is now.
What good habits have you managed to keep going and how is this helping your life? Share to inspire