We all have them, so don’t pretend you don’t. As part of my journey to be “Fabulous and Fit by 50” I’m also working on my bad habits. Giving them up is going to be difficult, but admitting you have them is the first step. So here goes…
- Waiting for the “right” opportunity. Should I be “waiting for my ship to come in,” while others are out there building ships? Waiting doesn’t invite opportunities – work does. I’m training myself to take advantage of opportunities (like coaching with Team Beachbody) by always taking some small step the moment I recognize an opportunity. No more waiting. I’m taking this “leap of faith.”
- Procrastination. We know that often, “later” becomes “never.” In order to stop my procrastinating, I’m getting in the habit of looking for and doing the easiest first step I can find. Often just starting will develop my motivation. No more excuses about working out. Get to it!
- Indulging one’s laziness. I have little to say about this bad habit, except that I don’t know anyone who has suffered greatly from forcing themselves to get up and do something. I’m going to start by doing something easy first, and if low energy is part of the problem (excuse), I’ll start learning a few techniques for boosting it, like deep breathing and singing. Get off the sofa!
Maybe you have heard the saying, “change your mind – change your life.” How do you change your mind? A good start is to correct your bad habits, one-by-one. Why not work on one with me today?