What good habits do you have?
July 6, 2009 10:03pm CST
Rather than sudden, grave resolution,? your life is probably more affected by trivial, repetitive, unthinking behavior. Until the day you die, your body and mind will be governed by good habits and bad ones. These acts determine the quality of your existence. Everyone knows that bad habits are easy to form, since they are quite agreeable to man’s lazy and selfish nature; but good ones are difficult to fabricate because they need perseverance and lack social reinforcement. But, nevertheless, though bad habits are hard to break, it is never too late to start making good ones – you just need determination and dedication. Doing something over and over again until you don’t have to think about it is how actions become habitual in the first place. Though I’m not even aware of most of my habits – they just happen naturally – sometimes I have taught myself to do things automatically like getting up early in the morning. I have done this for so long that I no longer need an alarm clock. Unfortunately, I get up even on holidays when I could sleep in. but all habit acquisition comes from training. Force yourself to do the same thing at the same time under the same circumstances every day, and it doesn’t take very long to make it a habit. We need to develop good habits in our children from an early age; the younger they are, the more likely this behavior will last them through their lives. They need to learn to work diligently, be obedient to their parents, tell the truth, and take care of their personal hygiene. If they master those qualities they are likely to have happy, fruitful lives. People watch too much television – or, rather, they don’t watch it at all in any meaningful sense. They turn it on indiscriminately? and then leave it on whether they are eating or talking to each other or taking a nap. So people should carefully limit their TV time to a few shows they really want – sports or news or whatever – and spend the rest of their time more actively engaged: reading a book, playing a musical instrument, or taking a walk. Merchandisers know that most purchases are spot? decisions rather than carefully considered acts. We all buy things we don’t really need and spend too much for them. So we should devise a careful budget every week or every month and stick to it, avoiding temptation by leaving our cash and credit cards at home when we go out. If we absolutely have to get something, we should plan our moves as carefully as a general preparing an attack: what do we need exactly, how much are we willing to spend, and where can we get it the cheapest?
7 Jul 09
Most of life is habitual. We do the same things today, what we did yesterday, the day before and every day for the last month. It’s estimated that out of every 11,000 signals we receive from our senses, our brain only consciously processes 40. Habits, good or bad, make us who we are. The key is controlling them. If we know how to change our habits, then even a small effort can create big changes. I’ve been using these techniques for several months in some aspects of my life. That includes the way I react when i get an Insult(controlling anger and shedding out poisonous words), cutting out television(for years. no time too), and bulking my e-mail and work routines. From my past, i am very careful with the word, while using "I". If we see to that, we are careful with our words, Bad names never reach us. If we kill our "Bad Thoughts", automatically we change to be a good human. I believe in myself that more than good habits, I have great habits like Sacrificing and forgetting. In that way, I am proud of myself.