Keeping Up With My Habits

November 16, 2016

A few days ago, I posted ‘easy way to kickstart your life: habits.‘ It’s been 12 days since I started getting serious with habits and it took a lot in me to choose only 1 habit to start with. I was very much tempted to write 10 things in my habit list. However, like I mentioned in my previous post, only very few people can pull that off and the risk of failing and never completing 21 days was too great for me.

With my ever changing schedule and internal clock, it is difficult, if not impossible, to get something done at exactly the same time everyday. The ONLY time of the day that I’m always awake is between 9-10PM. I switch from normal 12 hr shift to 12 hr graveyard shift every two or three weeks. The graveyard shift lasts for one to two weeks.

I could blame that circumstance and excuse myself to suffer mediocrity for the rest of my life but I’m saying NO to that mentality. Instead, I’m going to trust God more about being consistent on this one and rely on His grace to never skip a day, effectively developing a habit that will be crucial for my success in life, which, for me, means walking in His will.

I planned on waiting for 21 days before adding a new habit to develop but the rest of my daily activities are getting too chaotic, especially since my finals are happening this weekend. I have had no time for myself and a peaceful time to remember and appreciate God’s goodness. And stress seems to be piling up slowly.

The last two weeks I’ve been waking up at odd hours of the day, 6am, 10 am, 4pm, 6pm and going straight to my books to study only stopping for Facebook and meal times (canned food, mostly). I haven’t even showered in days…

Anyway, bottom line is, my life is getting too complicated and stressful. Because of these oddities, I have decided to develop a second habit, today, and not wait for 9 more days.

My second habit will be reading my devotional the moment I wake up. I think it complements my first habit of reading the bible before sleeping. I still have so many habits to develop, like, reading for at least 15 minutes a day and/or listening to motivational messages, and so many more. But I don’t wanna end up not forming any habits at all, so I’ll stick to my motto, one step at a time.

“The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.”

Master Oogway and Lao Tzu

I’ll modify that, “A thousand miles is achieved by consistent single steps.”

I also read a few points from this blog, and it gave me more confidence. So, this is it. Off to second habit! I’ll update you on my progress.

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