Our character is a composite of our habits. Habits are automatic patterns of behavior in reaction to specific situations and are acquired through frequent repetition. Our habits possess the power to either make us or break us because we become what we repeatedly do. We first create our habits, and then our habits create us and accordingly shape our destiny.
Some of our bad habits are perfect formulas of self-destruction. Yet many of us indulge in them. Given our bad habits, it is no wonder that our life can really stink at times. Fortunately, we are stronger than our habits and therefore, we have the capability and power to change and get rid of bad habits. If we train ourselves to have good habits and be firm with them, our habits will place the world at our feet. But if we go easy with them, they have the power to destroy us.
Read Below Some Intriguing Facts Related To Good Habits:
Enable Us To Be On Schedule
We perform best when we operate on a regular schedule. Good sleeping habits, effective time management help us to develop good work routine which can also act as an inspiration for others.
Help Us Manage Money Wisely
By saving, budgeting, tracking and wisely spending money we lead a content, stress-free life which leads to happiness.
Make Us Practice Good Hygiene
Habits like brushing out teeth twice a day and washing our hands regularly not only contribute to health but also give us a smart and sharp appearance. First impressions are powerful and good habits help us leave a lasting good impression.
Make Us Respect Authority
Our failure to respect people in authority positions often lead to many problems whether it is our boss, a police officer, a university dean, a school teacher or any elder in our family. People who are in authority today have a job to do and they worked hard to be in the position they are in. So they deserve to be treated with manners and respect.
Give Rise To Phenomenal Value Addition In Us And Help Us Climb The Ladder Of Success
Setting goals, planning in advance, good organizational and communicational skills, being punctual, proactive, respectful are some good habits which can be our greatest benefactors, can push us forward and can tremendously increase our value in the eyes of our employers, customers, family and other persons of importance in our lives.
Serve As A Faithful Servant To Great People
Those who are great, their habits have made them so.
Help Us Get Control Of Our Life
Good habits act as our constant companion by helping us get organised and getting more done in less time. Habits like being ahead of time relieve us of unnecessary stress and frustration.
Increase Our Confidence
Habits like taking initiative, thinking about solutions and options rather than about problems and barriers always increase our confidence. They build our strength and self-esteem and help choose smart alternatives. They help us make wiser choices. They help us define our value-systems.
Improve Our Relationships With Our Parents, Our Near And Dear Ones
Habits like appreciating others, expressing gratitude, understanding the importance of time, being respectful towards others’ feelings, being kind and humble, being proactive can help us find and maintain equilibrium between work, friends, family and everything else.
Can Help Us Get Rid Of Addictions
Self-discipline makes us goal-driven and we are able to set guidelines for ourselves regarding time to be spent in front of TV, computer, video-game or movies. Good habits enable us to stay away from addictions.
Good And Healthy Eating Habits Have A Far-reaching Impact on The Quality Of Our Life
Healthy eating habits help us to control our weight, combat disease. They result in improved eyesight and better brain power. They boost energy, improve our mood and improve our chances of longevity as we feel happier and more relaxed.
The Only Thing That Can Restrain You From Developing Good Habits Is Yourself
So folks, what are you waiting for? Tap the power possessed by good habits.Set goals when you are in the mood to do so. But bear in mind, that the mood will pass. Having the perseverance to stick by your newly-acquired good habit when you don’t feel like it is the true test of your character. After all, character is nothing but the discipline to abide by our decisions and resolutions with firmness long after the atmosphere and emotion in which they were made has gone.