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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