Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance
Everyone knows that human beings are creatures of habit. Whether you form good or bad habits will determine whether you feel fulfilled or left wanting more. The good news is that if you’ve gotten into some bad patterns, habits can always be changed.
If you make it a priority to eat healthy, for example, your body will start to crave those healthy foods. Once you’ve cut out fast foods, sodas, or snack cakes – whatever your weakness may be – you will find yourself thinking about those things less and less.
When you’ve been sitting around watching TV every night, going to the gym may seem like a lot of work. But if you make yourself head there on your way home from the office a couple of nights, you may find that it’s not a hassle at all, and you actually feel a lot better and enjoy it.
If you have made a habit of bringing home stress from work, and your home life has become just as stressful, you can change that too. Just let it go, enjoy the people you love, take your dog for a walk – anything to break that negative pattern.
Some habits, like smoking, can be especially hard to break, but you can do it when you make the decision to better your life. And don’t let one setback send you back to square one. Just because you smoke one cigarette doesn’t mean you have to smoke the whole pack. If you mess up, don’t dwell on it. Get yourself back on track and move on.
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