What Daily Habit Could Change YOUR Life?

This is about change and most people are not willing to change. We are old and we like to settle into our routine. Change at our age is like “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Some of us get more open to change if we get a “WAKE UP Call” like a heart attack or something major of that sort. I made changes in my life in the past year and I am better for it, but I have always been on a self-improvement and healthy and happier life.

Let’s start with HAPPIER. What one thing could you do each and every day to make yourself happier. I am working on getting a quick start in the morning. I want to be up and dressed a lot earlier. Moving around early makes me feel better all day. Maybe five or 6 days out of seven may work, but let us focus on a daily thing. What else could one do each day to make themselves happier?

Procrastination, or controlling our temper is too big, but could we break them down into something smaller. We could pick one task, like doing the dishes promptly, or for controlling our temper, we could resolve to downsize the temper and say you will keep your voice down, or you won't curse, or you won't throw objects or do violence. So, what small change could we do that will make a big difference. I will try to remember to check back in six months.

I know we all could probably eat healthier and exercise more, but that hasn't been possible, but we could make one small change in both those areas. After we make one small change, we may realize that making changes has benefits and we may want to make other small changes. I am going to focus on getting up and going earlier each day. I will report back on that in six months which should bring us up to a new year.

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  1. Rockflower

    Well the only habits I’d like to change are the predicable eat less and move more. Although the move more is not entirely in my control. I used to be a great started of projects and have several on the go at one time, then not finishing things. Well I corrected that, I always finish no matter how uninterested I become in a work. Now I make myself finish before starting another project….I usually find that once finished the work tends to turn out better than I thought. The big thing is …if you don’t finish you do not learn any lesson from it so that is a really waste of effort. Not very interesting I’m afraid.

  2. roseinbloom Post author

    Roskflower, thank you for your comment. You have made one change, finish a project that you start. How did that make you feel? How did it change your life? I imagine it worked to boost your self esteem, made you feel less foolish, and saved or made money ; all that was great.
    Now we have lose weight and move more. What small change would make a difference. I can suggest a few. To loose weight choose one small change. You need to choose but one lady gave up sweets and lost 16 pounds. You could give up snacks. You could stop any second helpings. You could cut your starches in half. You get the idea. Losing weight is hard when we have many major bad habits. If we change one habit, it will make a big difference.
    I cut out fried foods many years ago. I am healthier and I am normally have never been overweight, but I still battle 5 to 10 pounds.
    As for moving, if you like to dance, dance more, join a dance group. Go dancing. Find an activity that you like and do it.
    I need to find an activity that I like and that is hard, I cannot dance and there is no sport that I am good at.
    I don’t even like to shop. I will try to find a walking group or some other activity.
    I did join the YMCA and I need to get back to it.
    Let”s not give up on ourselves; Let’s just see if we can Maka A, one, small change in the right direction.

  3. Rockflower

    You are right….every bit counts you don’t clear a mountain in one jump. It is too easy to only see the full picture and become overwhelmed, the drip drip method works too.