Our habits define who we are and they’re responsible for all of our results. If we want to improve the quality of our results, it starts with developing new, empowering habits.
All of us have an internal drive and desire to be happy. Whether it is in the work we do, the people we interact with, or how we choose to spend our time, we all want life to be fun, joyful and exciting. We also want to experience a sense of peace, which comes when we have less stress and don’t feel overwhelmed.
The bad news about habits is they can be hard to form because it requires us to do things on a consistent basis that we have not done previously. Most times, it is easier to go back to what we were doing previously and not try to consistently do something new. Just think of New Year’s resolutions — most people will abandon them within the first month of setting them.
The good news is that with a little discipline and commitment, developing new habits will reap many benefits in the short and long term. Some of these benefits include:
- Feel a lot better mentally, emotionally and physically.
- Choose to do things that will enhance our daily experiences.
- Improve the quality of our relationships.
- Make better decisions.
- Experience more joy and happiness.