Friday, July 26, 2013
Don't I wish that habits could change, overnight. But I guess that's why they are habits. Each link in the chain is forged through repetition. Choose (or observe) what gets repeated in your experience -- and that is the habit you get.
In my case, one of the habits was bad posture using a computer. I had access to a monitor in a better position, but chose not to use it. There was a persistent hum -- so I figured, there's something wrong with the monitor. Duh, no! When I plugged in the sound stereo-mini jack to the audio output, lo and behold, the hum was gone. And I have had this monitor for 4-5 years, and hadn't figured out an elementary fix.
After having a session to review posture, especially the ergonomics of seated work, the neck / shoulder strain is almost gone.
Sure, I wish it was that easy to fix up: enough cardio of sufficient intensity; balanced meals, in and out of the house; overcoming temptation to overeat. I am happy, however, to notice progress. That transformative reflection of having the power to make new chains of improved responses to everyday lifestyle choices.
It's not over yet, so choose well.