September 2022: Fresh Start, old habits, new habits

You can make hard habits more attractive if you can learn to associate them with a positive experience — You don’t “have to”. You “get” to.

James Clear (Atomic Habits)

Let me start off with the habits that I started in the summer and talk about my progress.

This summer, I started to work out at home every day even if it’s just me doing squats for a few minutes. I also started journaling, writing one blog post a week, writing down what I’m thankful for, and reading every day. I was successful in all of these for about two weeks. At the moment, I still do squats and/or situps every day, but I haven’t been journaling much. I’ve been reflecting a lot though, but I just didn’t write my thoughts. I also didn’t read for about a week or a week and a half before this weekend.

With that said, it’s a new month and a new school year. I want to work on these habits and hopefully, start new ones.

I will use James Clear’s advice and start replacing “I have to” with “I get to”.


  • I get to exercise to improve my health.
  • I get to read to feed my brain.
  • I get to journal to clear my mind.
  • I get to teach and do something I love.

Have you started any new habits?

Do you have any tips on how to maintain good habits?


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