Habits allow you to background process what’s going on. So your frontal lobe can do more challenging tasks.
A new activity will require commitment at first but once it becomes a habit, it’s easier to do the activity than to not do it.
Exercising and moving may be hard at first but it’s what the body was designed to do. We’re creatures of movement.
Studying something may be a challenge at first because you don’t know anything about it. Then you learn the foundations and they become subconscious.
It’s worth remembering bad habits are as detrimental as good habits are beneficial.
Most of us know the things we shouldn’t be doing. If the things we shouldn’t be doing have become habits, they’ll be hard to break. But it’ll be worth it.
The longer a habit goes on, the harder it becomes to change.
A helpful way to spend an hour would be to write down a list of your habits. Good and bad.
Then figure out which ones should stay around and which ones could be improved.
If you want to do something more often, make it a habit.
You’ll read different timelines for creating them, 21 days, 66 days, 100 days. The number isn’t as important as the measure of time. Daily is a good measure. It’s harder to forget than weekly or monthly.
You’ll be surprised what can be achieved over a decade from a handful of good habits performed every day.