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Sometimes I decide to turn over a new leaf.
I will eat more fruit!
I will dress well even if I’m not leaving the house!
No more computer right before bed!
Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But lately I’m becoming aware of some other insidious leaves that have turned: the ones I haven’t done on purpose.
Yes, I’m forming habits all the time, without thinking about it. And so are you.
What habits have you been creating?
checking email instead of focusing on substantial work?
being hard on yourself?
showing up 10 minutes late?
When we do these things over and over, we reinforce the behavior so it becomes habit. Our default. We never really meant to do it, but we also didn’t intervene and change direction.
But maybe you have some good ones, too.
sharing about services you appreciate?
asking for help?
taking a break when you need one?