What is a Habit?
A habit is something that is done automatically, without having to think about it consciously. It's like turning on the light
as you come in through the door, or picking a candy from the bowl on the table. We all have a LOT of habits, both good and
bad. Sometimes, we only realise that when we are trying to change them.
Habits can include:
getting up at a particular time every day, getting dressed and showering, knowing how to get to and from work, sometimes, even
to the extent of not remembering the journey! Washing the dishes, Doing the laundry, picking up groceries...
It would be exhausting to actually have to THINK about doing all of those every day.
Change your Habits, Change Yourself
If you want to change your life, the easiest way is to start a good new habit, in yourself or in others. (Remember, you cannot
change anyone else, only yourself, but you can encourage others by example.)
For example, if you want your kitchen or living room to be less cluttered you need to form a habit of finding homes for the
items you consider to be clutter, such as filing your bills, getting the kids to not leave their toys lying around or homework
there, or having everyone put their dishes into the dishwasher each night. These are all small things, but you need to set up
a routine so you can keep your kitchen or living room clean and tidy. It takes 21 days, according to some sources to create a
new habit. It takes longer and is harder to stop an old habit but it can be done.
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