Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have habits. Some habits are good and some are bad. Some of us have the habit of leaving our dirty dishes in the living room and others have the habit of washing our dishes as soon as we use them. Some of us have the habit of making our beds as soon as we get out of them and others never make their bed.
Not everyone sees every bad habit as bad. Some people think that throwing their keys anywhere in the house is a bad habit, while others see nothing wrong with that. Others think that the habit of bursting out in anger over anything that frustrates them is a bad habit and others just think that is a normal part of life.
Some people think that eating an avocado every day is a good habit and others think avocados are disgusting and that eating almonds every day is a better habit. Whether someone thinks a habit is good or bad, the truth is that we all have habits.
How to Develop Healthy Habits
At the beginning of the year many people vow to improve their life and develop healthy choices. Some healthy choices relate to food, relationships, routines, thoughts, emotions, and more.
When thinking about healthy habits, it’s important to not try to take on too many new habits at once. Think about a couple of areas of life that need updating and focus on those.
Feeling Stuck in an Area of Life?
Think over a couple of areas of your life that just feel out of balance. Does your laundry system stress you out each week? Develop a new system or ask a friend to help you come up with an easy system that will work for you. Does your kitchen system stress you out? Change it! Is one of the relationships in your life out of balance? Get some help to get out of it or make it better.
There is no reason to keep an unhealthy or bad habit. If you feel convicted about something, use your resources such as books, podcasts, webinars, friends, consultants, or anything else that might help you make a switch from a bad habit to a good one.
I’ll be doing a series of habits related to laundry, time, bedtime routines, daily schedules, healthy food, and healthy cleaning in the month of February.