Cultivating Good Habits

As humans, we all have habits. Some are good while others are not so good, and maybe even labeled as bad. Those so called habits can dominate your lifestyle, and often dictate your well-being. It’s by habit you reside with your daily patterns. Bad habits can destroy or block your vision. They also lead to poor decisions or choices. So often your beliefs become your thoughts and your thoughts become your habits. When you decide that it’s time to break the bad habit syndrome, that’s when the real work begins. It’s a process.

You first need to realize that you have the ability to make choices. The power to choose is yours and is a process of creation. You can change the direction of your life simply by cultivating good habits. Sometimes those choices are born out of opposites, so you never want to make decisions under pressure. You hold the authority to your own thinking patterns, and you decide what’s valid and what’s not.

Breaking your thinking patterns are personal and only you can do it. It’s easy to fall into daily patterns or habits that feel comfortable, while not necessarily being good for you. A perfect example is smoking a cigarette may satisfy you, yet it’s harmful to your health. I can list so many other examples, but I’m sure you get the drift of what I’m saying.

So…..get creative. Don’t get lost in a world where you’re stuck and afraid to let go. Create breathing space for your thinking mind, which can bring about creative change. Realize the rewards of your good choices and without any guilt. Start to replace one bad habit with one good habit. You can break old patterns by trying new things; bringing fresh ideas to your daily regime. Let your attention draw you to new opportunities. Your happiness depends on it.

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.”
A quote by — Norman Vincent Peale


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