Tuesday, April 27, 2010
21 days to a new habit ...
The reason we do everything we do now is due to habit. A learned way to do things. We've become accustomed to doing them. We learned them consciously and they took practice to become a habit. Now, we realize we've learned habits that have negative effects. The habits I've learned and adapted into my daily life, some positive, some negative need a bit of revamping. It will be too overwhelming to change too much too soon.
Over the course of the next 21 days I will focus on 1 change. My purpose is to make conscious decisions in every area of my life. April 27th - May 17th (3 weeks, 21 days) I commit to being conscious about my decisions. From getting out of bed, to planning my day, to what to eat, where to go ... they all effect the life I want to be living.
You may hear me reference the Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy in the next 21 days. It's a bit of a guide for achievement of my goals. One of the key points to the process is the law of cause and effect. 'Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects'. In order to change the effects (excess weight) I must change my causes (unhealthy diet, lack of exercise). In order to change the causes I must change my thoughts. Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects.
I will be making a conscious decision, in all areas of my life. I will be documenting it ... all of it ... the good bad and ugly.