I have noticed how easily certain things become a habit. They can be very interesting. For example:
1- Walking and sometimes running is a wonderful habit. Walking in beautiful scenic areas, filled with trees, people passing by, crows following you, freaking out when you suddenly hear a dog barking. All so wonderful! I don’t know if I will keep walking in winter, I am usually cold, so in winter it gets a little hard. I just realized since I have started to work out, I am warmer than usual. Also, walking calms me down and it’s been 1.5 month of “almost” daily walking. Yesss!
2- I dont know if coffee and tea are my habits or I like the ceremonial factor of it. Pouring my coffee, sitting on a sofa comfortably. looking far at mountains, chatting with a dear friend, shaping clay, working on my projects, or watching TV.
3- Meditation has become a wonderful habit, meditation for me was an on and off practice. But, with headspace I have been meditating daily (I love how WordPress wants to correct headspace to headache:D). Meditation is my way of being at peace with what it is. It has been one month anniversary of doing daily meditation!
4- Ohh this habit—> checking my apps without thinking, I have a tendency to get drown into technology. I easily find myself clicking on apps and checking them so many times without thinking or presence. At some point I ask myself why am I in Facebook, or why I am checking this chatting app?! For this habit I have been in practice for years :))
What I have noticed, that helps me with not clicking on apps, is bringing my presence into my actions. For example, I take a deep breath when I hold my cellphone and I tell myself I just need to check this specific thing not every app. What makes it hard is that connections are mostly through our cellphones, to answer emails to talk to my parents, almost everything is through this small box.
I guess the combination of two wonderful book “power of habits” by Charles Duhigg and “power of now” by Eckhart Tolle can be a great help.
And now that I am thinking, I need to bring the habit of sitting in one place and writing and finishing my proposal. Ohhh, that is so not fun!!! 😀
Spread love, Hug a tree,