I read this book called Atomic Habits by James Clear and it really helped me become mindful of my own everyday habits.
The book basically talks about building small habits everyday that will produce big results in the long run. It preaches the belief that every choice we make is an investment to a person we want to be.
Obviously, I highly recommend the book since I am currently writing about it. And yes, it did make me realize a lot of things especially how unaware I was with everything that i’m doing.
It’s no wonder that I was bound to fail and lose my way just like how I suddenly become overwhelmed and stopped writing on my blog for a whole month. But going back to the point, I won’t even bother mentioning the techniques James Clear mentioned in his book since he already did a pretty good job of doing that (just read the damn book!)
However, I just wanted to share how mind-blowing it is for me to realize that every choice that we make today is going to greatly affect our future. You might say duh, Fen, if that wasn’t obvious enough already.
But hear me out and think about this, like really think about it, if you could’ve done something years ago then maybe you would’ve been/had something by now.
If you consistently played guitar everyday for 3 years, you would’ve been rocking an electric guitar by now; If only you’ve written more since last year, then maybe you would’ve had a successful blog by now
It all goes back to what you choose to do today, and your choice will manifest itself in the future.
It’s easy to disregard small habits and think that it’s no big deal when in fact it makes a huge difference. One slice of cake can stop you from seeing results; Another episode can make you lose time and sleep; and all the other small seemingly harmless habits, all of it can actually cause so much wasted opportunity and regret.
I’ll have to admit, the thought of that is scary to me because even I fall off the wagon from time to time. But I guess that’s what makes successful people different from others. They know how to see today as an investment for the future.
This is something that I am still learning as well. I guess what i’m trying to say is, being mindful of your choices, big or small, can make a world of a difference. I think mindfulness is a good place to start pursuing your goals and sticking to the process.