Most of our behaviors are habit driven. The way we walk, the way we brush our teeth, the way we deal with stress, how much we chew our food, etc… It’s fascinating if you really think about it. It’s also important. Our brains love patterns. Habits free up our brains for other tasks. If we don’t have to think about routine things, we can use that energy to learn more or to be more creative.
Habits are an important part of our success so we need to evaluate them once in a while and make sure they’re helping, not hurting us. If you’ve developed a pattern that’s working against you, change it. Create a better pattern and keep repeating it until it becomes automatic. For example, if you always eat something before you go to bed and you want to change that, brush your teeth earlier and read for twenty minutes instead. You’ll struggle with the change for a few weeks, but if you stick with it, you’ll eventually be proud of yourself for creating a healthier pattern.
Life is easy when your habits work in your favor. Make your life easy.