Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin
Wise habits create wise results. Poor habits create poor results. Changing bad habits into good habits is a part walking the spiritual path, and a part of living a life of wealth, success, and meaning. Having good habits also makes life far more enjoyable. Understand how to create wise habits to empower beautiful dreams.
According to a 2009 scientific study, it takes about two months to form a new habit. It’s also easier to break a habit if there’s a new habit to replace it with. (www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-long-it-takes-to-break-a-habit-according-to-science). Here is a tip on how you can play your way through retraining yourself with wise habits.
Be playful about it! Imagine that you are an actor or actress starring as a new character. Create this character as an extreme version of whatever trait you’re learning to master. Take the next 24 hours to fully immerse as if you were on stage performing as this character. As you play the character, you will become the character.
Be kind to yourself. If you regress to old habits or fail to act on your new habits, don’t succumb to another bad habit of getting stuck feeling bad. Instead, remember that you, and only you, have the power to choose your future. Trace your actions back to understand why you ended up where you did, and positively affirm what tangible actions you will choose next time. Feel confident in yourself, and then take action immediately to make up for your shortcoming.
Wisdom is found in our habits. Once set, habits are automatic and do not require our undivided attention and effort to maintain. Be light about the unfolding, and play your way to forming a new enlightened you.