22 December 2021

Atomic Habits


 I am all about improvement for the coming new year. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be. Part of it stems from this knee injury I've been suffering through. It has highlighted a number of things I'm not completely happy with and I think it's time to change it up. Believe it or not, the dog trainer that I follow recommended this book, along with a couple of others. So I've got a bit of reading to do this break. Good, I'm glad. 

I've only gotten through the first chapter but it already resonates with me. He says that habits are what make us great and that 1% improvements add up over time. Also, much of this is in our mindset and how we talk to ourselves. No sh*t Sherlock!!! He used people trying to quit smoking as an example, one says 'I'm trying to quit' while the other says 'I don't smoke.' Both of the are in the quitting process but seeing that you know who will be successful and who won't. Sticking with the smoking thing, that's how I quit. After the hypnosis I walked out saying I don't smoke anymore. And I never went back. This book is going to have a huge impact on my life (see what I did there?). 

So I'm excited to get through it. I've let the fact that I'm a reader fall by the wayside in the last few years. Time to get back to being a reader. 

I've feeling very improvement oriented lately. I think that I'm a little tired of living the way I do and want to change it up. Not a lot, but I want to be active like I used to be. Not racing active, but doing things active. I spend so much time sitting around this house it's annoying. No wonder I fall into television, games, napping. I need to keep my mind and my body busy. Of course that will be easier when I can actually walk normally. 

Which leads me to this morning when I got up and could walk normally. Yay!!!! It probably won't last as it usually gets worse as the day progresses, but it is a start. It's the first time in almost a month that I've been able to walk normally even for a short period so Yay!!!!! 

Alright, that's all I got today. I think I'm going to get another cup of coffee and sit and read for a while because I am a reader. That's what I do. 

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