New Habits

Sometimes we need to adopt new habits and kick old ones. Here’s what I mean.donkey-kick-a-man-coloring-page-1

I kicked:

  • Keeping a monthly budget. Why? It was becoming a time waster and a source of worry rather than a help.
  • Creating mental to-do lists. If you remember them, they drive you nuts. If you forget them, you get mad about it. As an alternative, I write out my to-do lists and only keep the necessities.
  • Eating sweets everyday. Although I can get away with it now, I won’t be able to in a few years. It will catch up with me. Thus, I better quit now. Only holidays and special occasions.

I started:

  • Reading a book per day. How? I retire to my office at 8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, and Sunday. I skim read or speed read, depending on what the content of the book necessitates. Only 3 hours per book, max.
  • Preparing a mini-teaching per week. It’s a good exercise to draw together the things I read, write, or meditate on thru any given week. I share it on Friday nights with a small group of guys.
  • Pushups, situps, and stretching. I hate doing these, not because I hate exercise, but because I would rather bike or play softball. It’s just not warm enough yet.

That’s what I’m doing. What are you doing? What have you kicked and what are you starting?

Published by omerdylanredden

I write.

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