Habits are really what determine the direction of our lives. Habits like drug addictions or food addictions can create a non fulfilling lifestyle while habits such as fitness and healthier eating can create an ideal lifestyle.
While I would like to believe that one lifestyle is preferred over the other that’s not always the case. It’s simply the perception.
Writing On A Regular Basis.
I’ve always been the person who enjoyed writing. I started writing fanfictions at 12 and even tried my hand at writing aristocratic stories sooner than that. I always believed myself to not be exceptionally well at writing. Even after I proofread, I’ll come back and say “who wrote that?” Because of how amazing it sounds. As of recently I started back writing. I use to write in a journal and that really helped me to sort out my thoughts and I found myself less focused on the past or thoughts that were just taking up too much of my attention.
Even blogging, now as I’m writing this I realize I couldn’t give up blogging. It was because I really enjoyed writing. Most of my writing was fantasy and I never completed a story, so I’m hoping that writing more nonfictionous would help me with writing fiction.
Getting up and Staying Up
I take my sister to work early in the morning. I have to get up and get dress. I don’t bother about making my bed even though I should. Sometimes I’ll come home and lay down but by that time I’m already awake. I get heavily distracted at times with my phone and won’t do things that I actually would like to do.
Phone Usage Is Extreme
I have a laptop, desktop and tablet. The number one item that I always go for is my phone. I think it starts from me wanting to check my text messages to see if anyone has texted me. I’ve been trying to break myself from this habit. Just now I decided to silence and remove all notifications from my device to help with that. If I can’t see it. Then I won’t be tempted. Even with my text messages. If it’s important the person can call me.
Spending Less And Investing More
If this isn’t the number one thing to learn in my 20s then I don’t know what is. The importance of investing now. It doesn’t matter if it’s time or money. The best way to obviously get financially free is to allow for my money to work for me. Since I don’t have a family or any kind of commitment at this point. I really don’t have an excuse to not be learning skills that could potentially create the idea future. Right now just writing this is an investment with my time. Something that I enjoy doing when I have something to write about.
Creating a Hair Regimen That Works For Me
My hair is extremely dry and if I was to catergorize it I have type 4 hair. So in terms afro hair that doesn’t not hold onto moisture quite well. I’ve struggled with an effective hair regimen for years. Its not the problem of hair products not working. Its the problem of me constantly switching between products instead of using one up at a time. But I think I’ve finally discovered a regimen that I’m going to give a go at and see how well it works.
Spending More Time Learning Instead of In Idle Behavior
I cannot begin to express the importance of constantly learning. I do want to go back to school one day when I know I’ll be able to afford it. As of right now that’s not possible. So while I’m waiting for that opportunity, I would like to keep learning and teaching myself. If I can figure out what I enjoy doing on the side then I’m looking forward to being able to direct myself in the direction that is best suited for me.
I recently discovered that I get tension headaches from reading too long. Which I think is also caused by eye strain. But I never stop reading. I’ve noticed that through observation I’m able to analyze situations and text better. I’ve been able to get my point across to people much clearer and the communication is 10x better due to reading regularly.
My mental focus has increased and I’m able to handle difficult situations better. I enjoy books written way before I was born. Books by author’s like Brian Tracy and Napoleon Hill. They have really helped me to adapt better to situations.
That’s it for my new upcoming habits. What are some new habits that you’ve started to implement or plan on implementing as the new year comes around?