By Laura Moncur
I found another good little story in that book I found at a estate sale last month:
Habits influence the character, as air currents influence an airplane, and whether the habits speed us on the way of our wishes or retard our progress, their effect is not the less important because they sometimes are imperceptible.
It’s a little wordy. I prefer:
Habits affect you just like air currents affect an airplane.
They can speed you up or slow you down, even though they’re nearly invisible.
It’s true. The difference between a “naturally” skinny person and an overweight person are tiny, almost imperceptible habits that are in place. Fidgeting when nervous or thinking is one such habit. Or perhaps chewing gum instead of mindlessly eating. Maybe it’s going for a run when things get really bad as opposed to going to bed. They are things that are almost invisible, yet they make the difference between a thin body and a fat one.
What small habit can you add today that would make you thinner? Here are a few to choose from:
Get out of your chair every hour and walk around.
Exercise first thing in the morning
Set your fork down between bites
Choose fruit or veggies at snack time
Eat protein with every meal
Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
Plan your meals
Sip water between each bite of food
Always have a healthy snack on hand
Plan your exercise every day
Eat all your meals without distractions
Carry walking shoes with you so you can take a walk whenever
Stand up instead of sitting down
Chew gum when you’re upset
Always be on the lookout for fun physical activities
Read healthy cookbooks for new food ideas
Moving around when playing video games, watching TV or reading
What is ONE small habit that you could incorporate into your life? Choose one and work on it for a month. Then next month add another one. Keep doing that until you have a host of wonderful habits that speed you up instead of bad habits that slow you down.
How many of us have done this????
Have a great day ~ Donna