Did you get that? YOU are the master of your fate. Warriors don’t let a few bad habits get them down. Instead, Warriors diligently work to remove the bad habit and replace it with a good one. It’s all part of the process in the pursuit to excellence. Just remember, to break through, break bad habits!
Practice: Practice makes perfect. The less you procrastinate, the less you’ll want to. The unnecessary stress and anxiety of waiting until the last minute will slowly be replaced by the good feelings you get from doing things ahead of time. The freedom is palpable.
You’ve been staring at a computer screen for hours and all the words on the screen are blurring together. You’re bored, distracted and not productive. Focus has gone haywire!
Sleep: Get a good amount of sleep the night before. It’s hard to get things done and want to get them done when your body hasn’t had adequate time to repair and renew.
Bad Habit: Sugar
It’s the late afternoon and your hand is in the candy bowl. You told yourself that you wouldn’t succumb to that sweet, sugary goodness but you did. This is one that I struggle with. Yes, believe it or not…I do! Particularly when I don’t eat regularly scheduled meals or around the 3 p.m. hour.
Regularly Scheduled Meals: Waiting too long between meals may set you up for making poor eating decisions later. Curb those sugar and carb cravings by eating healthy foods at regular intervals. I try to eat every 3 – 4 hours to keep my blood sugar levels in check and avoid hitting the candy jar. If you’re in need of a snack idea, one of my favorite afternoon pick me-ups is a fresh apple with all natural peanut butter. Yum!
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: One of the best ways to prevent yourself from eating unhealthy foods is simply to not have them around! Instead of a candy bowl, keep something like all natural trail mix at your desk for a healthy energy boost.
Kicking a bad habit to the curb isn’t going to be easy. But, it’s always possible. Some days will be better than others and some will be harder. It will require self-discipline and motivation. But, if you exercise the Warrior within, you’re sure to come out on top.
What bad habits are you working on breaking? I’d love to hear how you’re tackling them on your way to excellence!