Habits

by Flinkliv · Updated January, 10, 2024

  1. Why are habits important?
  2. Examples of habits


Why are habits important?

Understanding and cultivating beneficial habits is vital to personal development and achievement. These habits form the foundation of our daily lives and significantly impact our health and happiness. Forming positive habits is critical to realizing our aspirations, from initiating a new fitness regimen to discontinuing negative behaviors

Examples of habits

Healthy habits and hidden pitfalls

Choosing your habits wisely, especially when they serve as coping mechanisms, is crucial for maintaining long-term health and productivity. Relying on caffeine consumption instead of allowing for adequate rest can provide a temporary boost in alertness and energy. Still, there are more sustainable solutions for managing workloads or stress.

Conversation between A and B about healthy hanits. 
            A: I need more coffee.
			B: You need to sleep. You have to know how to balance between work and sleep.
			A: Coffee first; I will play tightrope walker later.

Focus on priorities

Focusing on priorities rather than maintaining an endless to-do list is essential for effective time management and achieving meaningful results. Try to identify and concentrate on a few key tasks; this leads to a more impactful and satisfying use of our time.

Conversation between A and B to focus on priorities.
				A: My to-do list is endless
				B: Focus on priorities.

Habits shape your future

You don’t shape your future, you choose your habits, and they shape your future. So select your habits wisely.

Conversation between A and B that habits shape the future.
				A: I want to shape my future.
				B: Your habits shape it. 
				B: Either buildin' it up or tearin' it down
				B: You gotta choose 'em wisely.

Habit

It is challenging to stick to new habits. One way to overcome this challenge is by starting small and making daily progress. To keep the momentum, try to track your progress, no matter how tiny or significant.

A conversation between A and B about how to make habits stcik
				A: Habits are hard to stick.
				B: Start small, and make daily progress.
				B: Track your progress, tiny or big.
				A: My habit is ...
				B: I’d rather not know.

Procrastination vs laziness

Procrastination and laziness are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two different behaviors. Procrastination is the habit of delaying tasks or putting them off until later, often due to feelings of overwhelm or fear of failure. Laziness, on the other hand, is a lack of motivation or effort to do anything at all, not just specific tasks. While both can lead to decreased productivity, the root causes and solutions are different. To overcome procrastination, it may involve setting goals, breaking tasks into smaller steps, or seeking support from others. For laziness, it may require finding inspiration and setting meaningful objectives, or finding ways to make tasks more enjoyable.

Conversation between A and B about procrastination.
					A: I procrastinate cuz I am lazy.
					B: Procrastination is not laziness.

Fight anxiety

When you're stuck in one place, anxiety turns into a heavyweight champion, knocking you out with worries and overthinking. So, the key is to break free from the motionless trap. Don't let your mind become a playground for anxiety. Instead, kick into action, think less, and do more.

Conversation between A and B about to just start small to fight anxiety.
					A:This task gives me anxiety, and I haven't even started.
					B: Anxiety is 10x worse when you do nothing, so think less & do more.

Fight procrastination

Sometimes, a "Just Start" is a simple way to help overcome procrastination

Conversation between A and B about to just start small to fight procrastination.
					A: I am still procrastinating
					B: Just start small