Day 5 of the Challenge: Make It Happen!
No matter our background, upbringing, current situation, gender, age or belief-system, we all question ourselves at times. Finding the answers corresponding to our unique personality, figuring out what lifestyle fits best and fully embrace ourselves can be quite a challenge.
Life is an ongoing process, change inevitable and
the perfect way does not exist.
From February 4 until February till February 16, I publish in total 12 articles from Monday till Saturday. On Sunday you will have the time to catch up, reflect and decide if, which ones, and how you’re going to implement the tips and tools I share. Enabling you to
Be The Master of Your Life.
Thus far, I addressed topics regarding mindset and your physical body. Have you ever realized how much of what you do during the day are habits? Personally, I never thought about it that often until a couple of months ago.
“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
— Aristotle / Will Durant
This quote I’ve read in one of the weekly newsletters from Kilian Markert, which I can highly recommend if you need guidance in becoming grounded again. Sign up for his newsletter, and you will receive a free e-book: ‘Grounded Habits’.
Good habits versus bad habits
I think we can all agree, smoking is a bad habit and brushing your teeth a good one. Habits are mostly learned behavior and the positive side: you can choose to adjust it, replace it or even no longer do it. The negative side, a habit can become an addiction.
Which habit(s) you want to implement, decrease or increase is totally up to you. The duration it will take to get custom to a new habit, differs:
“If you want to set your expectations appropriately,
the truth is that it will probably take you
anywhere from two months to eight months
to build a new behavior into your life.” (source)
A book called, Atomic Habits by James Clear, is another insightful tool and worthwhile the investment. On his website, you can find many articles should you choose to dig deeper into this.
“If you want something you’ve never had,
you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
— Thomas Jefferson
To achieve your goal, reach your preferred outcome: start with small steps. Skip one unhealthy snack, walk 5 minutes a day, go to bed 15 minutes earlier and make it a new habit. Be honest towards yourself, don’t set yourself for failure: stay realistic. You know who you are. Why you want to Be Master Of Your Life. How you prioritize your time is your choice, as is taking care of and listening to your body. Only you can determine and thus choose, which habits are beneficial to you.
What habits are holding you back to
Be The Master Of Your Life
and Make it Happen?