Oh man, I woke up this morning and was feeling super tired and lazy. I woke up earlier then I normally do and got out of bed right away to throw out the garbage so I can say I completed challege 1. So hopefully I can spring out of bed tomorrow and get challenge #2 started. But this leads me into my next segment. As humans we are very lazy creatures, we are programmed to find the path of least resistance and do as little as possible if we do not have the habit of doing something.
Which leads me into what I was talking about yesterday ‘The Power of Habit’ by Charles Duhigg. It has been a very interesting read to say the least. There is a great analogy in the book which states our brains are like onions. On the outside layers, they are programmed for the brain to learn new information. It is used to carry on conversations, laugh at jokes and so on. But on the inside of the ‘brain’ these are where are habits lie. This are things we do everyday and feel off when they aren’t completed in the right sequence. For instance, you wake up every morning to your alarm clock, brush your teeth then have breakfast. If you were to break this habit, something about the day would feel off. The more and more you do things the further it gets rooted into your habits. Our daily habits can be a blessing or a burden depending on how we train our minds.
I know for myself I have plenty of bad habits. I know for myself, I have a really bad habit of pressing the snooze button at least 2 times before I can actually get myself out of bed. I hope by completing my challenge today I can continue to build new morning habits. All of us have bad habits, what are some of yours?