Thoughts On Creating NEW Habits
Habit building and change making have been such an important part of my life. Twelve years ago I went from having a steady job as a web designer in Montreal and a rather settled lifestyle, to go travel to Morocco on a one-way ticket and become a location independent freelancer. I went from hating running, having a light form of asthma, to running on a regular basis for years now and reaching my goal of running a sub 20min 5k. I’ve experimented with meditation, with all imaginable sorts of diet, creating those habits and finding the right place for them in my life. So here are, I believe, 3 useful habit crafting tools I’ve picked up along the way.
Ease VS Contraction, What You WANT
One thing I’ve started to be aware of recently is the sensation of ease or contraction that comes with almost any situation in life. The body is a sensitive and perceptive machine and it truly knows what it likes or doesn’t like. The mind, on its side, is rather confused in that matter due to its incredible (and sometimes unbearable) ability to strategize. So when there’s an important decision to make, stop and listen to the body. Give your mind a break and feel for 1 minute. The body won’t lie, it wants ease and comfort. It wants to feel good and so do you!
Dear SPOTIFY, here’s an IDEA for YOU
Waking up at 5AM & Intermittent Fasting
We Wandered Around Rügen Island on the Baltic Sea
We Drove to the BALTIC SEA
Made for YOU
The ONE WAY Thinkers
I’ve always been intrigued by individuals who have no interest whatsoever in the past. Perhaps because it’s the opposite way of how I usually work things out. As I dig meticulously in the past events of my life to try to understand myself and the world, the “One Way Thinkers” are already planning their next move and are miles ahead. They inspire me. Truly. My nostalgic archaeology can’t compete with their careless freedom.
And so why not emulating them? Why not turning my life into a one way lane, where all that happens propels me further, doubtlessly and fiercely. Moving forward without questioning. Trusting in my past self as much as in my future self. (Dead simple as: “Well, I guess they both know what they are doing!”) In the end, it’s called peace of mind.