Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Habit Vs Willpower

I read a cool quote not to long ago.

"The more things you can make into a habit, then the less you have to drain yourself using your willpower"
Gretchen Rubin

This quote really struck a nerve with me. I am constantly striving to make things into habits, so that I don't have to make sure I get them done each day, just one more thing on my to do list. Rather, I want to crave doing things.  I want to crave exercise and feel cruddy when I don't get it.   I want to eat healthy, crave kale, and want to want to eat less. I am finally getting into a habit of morning yoga/stretching and meditation. It is usually the first thing I do when I get up, and I do crave it now. I do absolutely notice the days that I don't get my practice in. This insight gives me hope that the more attention I give to having several healthy habits on my to do list each day will someday turn into a habit.

No comments:

Post a Comment