“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”Samuel Johnson
We as humans are creatures of habit. From the moment we are old enough for cognitive comprehension on the simplest level we begin the process of forming habits. At an early age the formation fo these habits are influenced by mostly our parents. A simple thing like brushing one’s teeth at first was something that we might not have done willingly or something that we thought was important. Over the course of time with a constant application day after day it became a daily habit over time. A task that we often do in an almost mechnanical nature. We put little thought into it because the habit became too heavy to break. Now it is part of our daily routines.
As we grow older we are given more choice in the habits that we practice on a daily basis. Whether they be constructive or destructive in their nature. Since we as humans have the gift of choice in our lives, it is our decision alone what habits we practice in our day to day lives. Some may decide to create constructive habits in their life such as eating healthy, exercising or meditating. For others they decide on the destructive habits such as smoking, drinking excessively or having a negative outlook on life. It all comes down to one thing, a DECISION to begin these habits.
Now at the beginning these habits were too light to be felt. The thing that we practiced conveyed with it a thought and/or a decision to begin. Backed with an emotion (whether positive or negative) this thing practiced daily for a period of time slowly develops into a habit. Eventually becoming too heavy to break. Even negative habits have this effect. It takes a massive amount of will power to break them. It is possible though because we have to CHOICE of shifting our habits if we desire to do so.
I want to tell you something. It’s possible to make a change in your habits. If you feel that you want more out of your life then you need to change your habits and the first place that you must begin is in your mind. Begin to make the habit of thinking of only positive thoughts. It’s not an easy task but I promise in the end it’s well worth the effort. Start small. Find 5 things per day that you’re grateful for or read something that you absolutely love. There are several ways of doing this. The only key is that make sure you are happy in the process because that will back that habit with emotion and will make it easier for you to implement into your daily routine. Life is beautiful and meant to be lived to the fullest of your potential. Develop the necessary habits that makes your heart sing and creates positive energy in your life. You don’t have to change your life overnight, just take the first small step and keep taking one step. Over time that will transform your life into something magical. One day at a time. I believe that you can do do it. You will develop those habits needed to live your best life possible. One thought is all it takes. Go take that small step and begin living the life you deserve.