Powerful Habits Can Change Your Life
If we want to create something new in our experience, we must transform our habits.
Our habits have created who we are.
If we look at our habits, we can see how they act as building blocks that create our lives and reality.
So many of us are unaware of the actions and thoughts we habitually commit to each day.
Scientific research suggests that the average person is only 5-20% consciously aware of the actions and habits they embrace each day.
This means 80% or more of what we do is unconscious.
Look back at your week. Ask yourself how aware you’ve been of your habits, actions, and thoughts?
Look honestly at today. How many things did you do just after waking up without even thinking about it?
Most of the things we do on a daily basis we have no idea why we are doing them. These habits create deep rituals that are hard to escape. Examples include destructive habits like smoking, gossiping, seeing the worst in situations, lack of belief in self, negative self-talk, and fear.
These habits create deep rituals that are hard to escape. Examples include destructive habits like smoking, gossiping, seeing the worst in situations, lack of belief in self, negative self-talk, and fear.
Our habits will eventually create something. The habits we embrace cause the effects we see.
I have fallen victim to this unconscious unawareness.
There have been times where I’ve gone an entire day unaware of my thoughts, choices, and actions.
When I am 100% honest with myself I’ve noticed entire months I was unaware of why I was doing the things I was doing.
In fact, there is typically at least 15 minutes to an hour each day where I seem to slip into one of those habitual unconscious thought patterns.
The goal is to catch ourselves.
The goal is to be awake and aware of where we spend our energy.
The goal is to create new habits that can build a new you.
If we are willing to take a conscious approach to creating new habits, we effortlessly transform our lives.
Let’s release the old, toxic, unproductive habits and embrace new, empowering and positive ones.
New Habits That Bring You To Life
What brings you to life?
What makes you excited about the day?
I ask these two questions because one of the best ways to create new habits is to line up with the things that inspire us at a deep level.
This may be working with the youth, empowering the less fortunate, building businesses, creating software, sustainable farming, spirituality, yoga or meditation.
When building new habits find activities that act as a source of inspiration. Align with activities that open your mind to what is possible, pulling you towards your purpose and motivating you to make a positive impact in our world.
It’s hard to be unconscious when we are propelled by things that bring us to life.
Below are 3 Powerful Habits That Can Change Your Life For The Better
3 Powerful Habits That Can Change Your Life For The Better
1 – Mindfulness & Meditation – Cultivating a sense of stillness, peace, relaxation, and finding a centered place within yourself is a habit that produces rich benefits throughout the day. You can tap into this place of peace at the office, at home, while driving, when talking with others, or just before you sleep. Mindfulness and meditation are powerful habits to apply to your daily life.
2 – Extreme Gratitude – Following up this sense of stillness, peace, and relaxation it is great to remember all the things you have to be grateful for. By this, I don’t mean just rambling off things half-heartedly, “my bed, my house, food to eat, etc..” I mean declaring these areas of gratitude with such passion that it creates an immense feeling of appreciation, joy, and happiness.
It is one thing to say a word and quite another to say those words of gratitude with every fiber of your being. The second powerful habit is extreme gratitude.
3 – Check Your Compass and Map – Know where you are headed. Know what direction you’d like to take your life. A ship with no destination is at the mercy of the waves, wind, and current. A human that has no destination is at the mercy of other people, dead end jobs, past failures and setbacks and limiting self-talk.
Each morning, afternoon, or evening (or all three) develop the habit of checking your compass and map by reminding yourself of your goals, purpose and the impact you’d like to leave on the planet and the people you share it with.
Let These Guide You
Allow these 3 powerful habits to guide you.
Be conscious of the life you are living.
Peace. Happiness. Compassion. Respect.
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