With a world that can provide us with everything, many people tend to have habits that are not beneficial and often harmful to their lives. As defined, a habit is an automatic response to a specific situation, generally acquired as a result of repetition and learning. This practice can be manifested in our physical action, psychological process, or in expressing some of our characters. Along the way, some considerations arise that lead people to break their old habits, like ageing or health problems. Changing habits for a better life may not be that difficult. A sound mind to identify what has to be changed is all you need.
Make an honest self-assessment
Recognising your weaknesses can be a good start in breaking up old habits. It may range from your attitude, perspective in life, and expectations ofpeople. If you remember an instance that you shouted at the waiter just because he served you the wrong order, then you have a lot to work on. But just like the lyrics of the song “great things start from small beginnings”, a little effort at the start opens the possibility of changing the habit.
Get yourself organised
Being organised means putting everything in its proper place and time. Organisation is expressed in setting priorities, work ethic, and being able to plan ahead for significant decisions. The habit of organisation results in a productive daily routine. You can cook breakfast for your kids, complete deadlines at work, achieve your 20-minutes jogging at the park, prepare your presentation for the next day, and watch a movie with your partner before you go to bed. The key to a balanced life is to make it organised.
Explore and enjoy
Changing old habits does not necessarily need to distance yourself from your old lifestyle. Choices are always available. For example, if you are the kind of person who loves to buy new clothes to keep you on trend, why not try to reinvent the old ones and turn them into fashionable outfits. Or if you have the habit of drinking, why not explore non alcoholic drinks that give you the same feeling. Always find a way to explore alternatives that will not stop you from enjoying life yet assist in breaking negative habits.
Influence and help other people
One habit that comes naturally for every person is the habit of influencing others in a good way as well as helping them. The classic situational example of this habit is that of a young man helping an old woman cross the street. It is a two-way process – helping the old woman and encouraging those who see the young man do the same. Helping even in the simplest ways can bring hope to other people. And having this kind of habit can lead to a more significant change in our society.
Define your new character
The making of a habit of assessing, organising, exploring, enjoying, and influencing others leads you to a new character. A character made to adjust to even the roughest situations, and one which can readily embrace changes.
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