Updated: Jun 29, 2023
Let's talk about habits for a moment. When you hear the word "habit," you might automatically think of "bad habits." These are the behaviors we engage in that don't align with who we want to be or our overall goals. For example, only drinking 8 ounces of water each day when our goal is to stay hydrated, or staying up late on our phones when we're trying to prioritize getting a good night's sleep.
So, how can we improve our habits? One key is becoming more intimately acquainted with our identities. Who are you? What are your values and goals? What kind of person do you want to be? Once we have a clear understanding of our identity, we can start to build habits that align with it.
For instance, if we want to prioritize our health and well-being, we might develop habits like drinking enough water, eating nutritious foods, and making exercise a regular part of our routine. If we want to cultivate more meaningful connections with others, we might build habits like regularly reaching out to loved ones, actively listening during conversations, and showing gratitude.
By taking the time to understand our identities and align our habits with them, we can start to make positive changes in our lives. So, take a moment to consider who you are and what kind of habits you want to cultivate. With time and intention, you can develop habits that support your best self.
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