One of the hardest things to do is break old, bad habits and create new good ones. And I don’t know why.
Rationally we usually know which of our habits are bad ones and we should change because it would make us feel so much better once we got rid of them. And yet, it is so very difficult to break them.
Just like we know what we should do to improve the way we feel, to help make us feel better and yet, it is so very difficult to not only start those habits but to also maintain them.
This is so fascinating to me and something I’ve been struggling with off and on for years. There are months that I am really good at doing the things that are good for me, that improve my wellbeing and then there are months when I just can’t manage to do the things I should do to help me feel better. It is really strange.
A lot of it has to do with self-discipline but there is another part that keeps me from doing what I should do to improve my life and I’m not really sure what that part is. I am convinced though once I’ve figured it out, it will get easier. Still working on that part though.
Creating new, good habits is not easy and something most people struggle with and it is okay to not always succeed. Having to start over again and again and again… one day it will work and the habit will stick and your life will change, just never give up completely.