Do your habits imprison you?
“How have my bad habits become a crutch I lean on? What stories do I need to let go of so I can walk freely?” James Clear
We all have a history, but how many of us let it define our future? When we think of bad habits the following might spring to mind: going to bed too late, eating from boredom, leaving the dishes for another day and so on. But habits are so much more than the small things that can be easily changed or at least improved upon.
How about the habit of never giving yourself any time.
Worrying about things that you can do nothing about.
Letting fear make the rules.
Referring to yourself as though you are less than you are.
The list is endless and plays out differently in each person’s life, but with in that list, I expect many of you will resonate with one or more of those habits, and yes, they are bad ones!
The trouble with these types of life defining habits is that they have usually been with us for so long they become part of us. To let them go can be scary. Habits can become like a wall that appears to protect you. In fact, they imprison you.
Who am I if I take the wall down? What will my narrative be? How will I be percieved? Most of us don’t hear this internal dialog, but it is there.
Are you using a crutch? How much do you want to walk more freely?
Finding the courage to do this will put you back in charge of your future. One step at a time.