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Changing Habits

hand-039This past week I’ve been thinking a lot about changing habits and how much of our lives habits influence.

To be clear, I would define a habit as something we have learned to do as an automated response to some trigger.  Something we no longer think about doing, but we just do because … well … because we’ve always done it that way.

I have some bad habits:

  • Eat something sweet when I’m tired or bored.
  • How I react to particular situations
  • … others I’m not so willing to share publicly …  :)

And some good habits:

  • Wake up before 4:40am
  • Go to bed at 9:00pm
  • Write a blog post once a week
  • Watch PluralSight videos for 30 minutes every day.

And some habits I’m trying to form:

  • Exercise every day
  • Take my vitamins
  • Work on my book for 30 minutes each day

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