Our days consist of many auto-piloted moments. These little building blocks of habitual behavior shape our lives. We should examine the content of our automatic thoughts and actions to ensure we can become who we most want to be and bless those around us.
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- Journal your habits
- Break the day into sections (Day-Prep,
- Morning, Mid-day, Afternoon, Evening, Night)
- Jot down each time frame’s habits in the following areas:
- Intake (food, water, breathing)
- Activity (hygiene, exercise, chores, e.g.; maintaining self, others, and environment)
- Spirituality & Focus (thoughts, attitudes, position)
- Connections & Impact (communication and interaction to affect self, others, environment)
Evaluate each habit according to the focus and impact it offers to self, others, and environment. Decide which ones could be tweaked. Change only a couple of habits per section at most for a given week, and make improvements you can live with.
If examining your habits seems too overwhelming a task to pursue on your own, consider hiring a life coach to guide you. If you’re interested in online sessions, I have convenient times available to fit your schedule. Check out my life coaching page for more information.
Here’s a link to the TED talk I mentioned in the video. Amy Cuddy reveals the importance of posture Your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9).