Good habits. Bad habits. People who do funny things out of habit. People who do destructive things out of habit. Those who are negative to their children and spouses. Breaking habits is not easy. There used to be an ad for potato chips that said, ‘You can’t eat just one.” Habits are sometimes the same as eating chips- we can’t stop sometimes.
People who eat with their mouths full should be learning how to stop. Those who repeat themselves constantly, all the time, forever, never-ending, exactly! You know what I mean.
It is said, from some – oh wise one – that it takes 3 weeks to establish a new habit or break an old one. . Ask someone who has smoked for years, or someone who struggles with food addictions, gossip addictions, negative thinking or swearing. When they try to stop, they can drop the habit but sometimes it takes months or years. Physiological addiction/habits are a different story from a habit like chewing too much gum. We need to be working toward breaking habits that hinder us from a full and healthy life.
Making new habits of joy and care is vital. We shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously but instead lighten our lives and those around us. Habits of encouragement, support and good morals never need to be broken. Commitment helps.
Be someone who smiles out of habit. New habits are formed by repeating something over and over. You gain control that way.
Be confident, be healthy, be supportive and exuberant when you see success in any form around you. The habit of hope is magnificent!
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