“If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real. This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be”
Quoting from a book I recently read, The Power Of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, this statement makes perfect sense in our everyday lives, determining what we choose to do, what we choose to say, what we choose to identify with, or ignore.
As long as you adopt the right habits, you can become the person you always wanted to be and even determine the lifestyle you desire.
And right now, I’m determined to adopt two simple yet challenging habits in my life, that can have a positive impact on myself and my loved ones.
1. Eat Well, Eat Right
2. Half Hour Workouts
Eat Well, Eat Right
I was just talking to the hubs the other day about being selective over the types of foods we put inside us. Essentially, our sole purpose in life is not to just survive, but survive well. And the most important function to achieve that is our body.
If we do not take extra effort to care for our bodies – meaning the fuel/ food we put inside us, then we will not have the most basic but critical function to dictate our existence.
Luckily he agrees with my logic and is ever so supportive of my recent efforts in whipping up simple but wholesome meals. In any case, he says it’s always miles better than that “takeaway chicken from BBQ Express” – I take that as a compliment.
So I have kick-started the habit of cooking my own meals, even my lunches which I will pack to school. This definitely also means building the habit of doing marketing and buying my own list of fresh and whole foods. And lastly also the habit of planning for meals which I have to strategise, to make a nutritious meal in the most efficient manner.
Half Hour Workouts
Half Hour Workouts have started to become a part of my active lifestyle ever since the twins came along and I have to marry time spent on them with time spent on keeping fit and staying in shape.
The days where I have the luxury of time to go for long runs and spending a good 3-4 hours in a climbing session are long gone – at least until the the twins can be independent of their mum.
Most of the time now is spent feeling more exhausted and spent than anything else. So it is crucial for me to adopt this habit to design half hour workouts that can still help me achieve my fitness goals and keep me sane!
And the target is Half Hour Workouts 5 times a week minimally!
The Habits are not fully developed yet, and are still work in progress. I understand that I’m not perfect but I strive to work towards my targets by starting on a fresh slate every time I deviate instead of bugging on the wrongs.
What about you? Are you Ready to kick start your New Habits?