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Habits And Air

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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:

emoticon Get out of your chair every hour and walk around.
emoticonExercise first thing in the morning
emoticonSet your fork down between bites
emoticonChoose fruit or veggies at snack time
emoticonEat protein with every meal
emoticonGet 7-8 hours of sleep every night
emoticonPlan your meals
emoticonSip water between each bite of food
emoticonAlways have a healthy snack on hand
emoticonPlan your exercise every day
emoticonEat all your meals without distractions
emoticonCarry walking shoes with you so you can take a walk whenever
emoticonStand up instead of sitting down
emoticonChew gum when you’re upset
emoticonAlways be on the lookout for fun physical activities
emoticonRead healthy cookbooks for new food ideas
emoticonMoving 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
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROSEWCI 5/13/2013 6:39AM

    That's exactly the way to do it! One step at a time! You CAN do it!!!

Be courageous, be strong!!! emoticon

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