All posts filed under: Habits

Starting is the Hard Part

Life is accumulative. Who we are today is a result of all the little choices we have made up until this date. Thankfully, life is fluid. Chances are you are not the same person today that you were 5 years ago. Sometimes change is subtle and almost invisibly incremental. Sometimes change is fast and thrust upon us by circumstance. Other times it is deliberate and painstaking. So, what happens when we survey our life, lay out our dreams and realise where we want to be does not line up with where we are? It calls for deliberate change. But knowledge, skills, and habits are accumulative. So, the question stands, where do we go from here? This week, as I was driving to college, I passed an overweight girl running. She was clearly giving 150% of herself. I felt like cheering her on from my window. Fitness is a natural part of my life now, and requires very little effort because it is something I love.   I miss it terribly if too much time passes without …

How to Change Your Habits to Make Your Dreams Come True

We all have dreams, things we desire in our lives, goals we want to reach. They say dream big, but sometimes making our big dreams reality feels like…well, a dream!  What if you started thinking of your life goals, not as big, audacious things that you can only achieve when the time is right or when you have better resources or when you finally catch your big break… but instead as tiny, daily behaviors that are repeated until success becomes inevitable? –  James Clear  One way to reach your big goals, and make your dreams reality is to think huge, and then work backwards – breaking the dream down into small, incremental steps, until you have something that you can do each and every day to work towards your ultimate goal. Maya Angelou recently passed away. She was one of the most famed writers of our time. People often refer to her work as ‘inspired’ but the truth is, she didn’t wait until she felt inspired to write. Writing was routine. Habit. Every day, she woke …