Habits Save You
By Debra Thomas by Livelifered.com
Every day things happen that cause us to walk on shaky ground when it comes to following through on the little things; these are the things that we know we should do each day that lead us to where we want to be in the future.
I have a few things that I do for myself that are very important to me. I have deliberately developed some habits to ensure that I follow those standards I have set for myself. You might even call them rules.
Practicing important habits helps me maintain a lasting positive mindset even when I feel lazy, frustrated, or stressed. I know from experience that letting myself go because I don’t have time or having a bad day never ends well.
Usually, when I follow through on essential habits, I can work my way through most temporary frustrations, and by the end of the day, I have restored my well-being by treating myself with respect.
- Here are a few of my little habits:
- Wash my face every night before I go to bed
- Put my Invisalign retainers at least every other night
- Make my bed
- Make sure my house looks presentable before I leave for work
These habits are founded upon critical beliefs I have for myself.
- I feel bad about myself when my face is broken out
- I don’t want to waste all of the money I spent on having straight teeth
- I don’t want to start my time off from work having to make my bed
- I get discouraged when my house is a mess and embarrassed if someone drops by unexpectedly
I can plan to avoid low self-esteem, keep from wasting money on an investment, bypass overwhelm, move past discouragement, and prevent embarrassment by creating simple habits.
Habits help a R.E.D. woman by increasing resilience, inspiring empowerment, and strengthening the determination to live the life they’ve always dreamed of. -Debra-