Good Habits: It is that time of the year!

At every end of the year, each of us says we're ready for a reset on 1st Jan. Personally, over the years, I’ve made a promise to myself to take at least 2 liters of water a day. Unfortunately, I’ve failed to pick up this good habit. I am back at making this promise to myself now that 2019 is just around the corner They say acquiring good habits over time makes life easier. “Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day”. Perhaps if I had honored the promise to take water, I would not have had pimples on my beautiful face throughout the year of 2018! It is important to fight bad habits and encourage good ones. In his book, “The Power of Habit”, Charles Duhigg expounds his position on how a habit becomes a habit. The truth is habits never go away, we have to avoid being bondmen to them. There are many personal habits that are usually highlighted and encouraged; such as exercising, eating better, saving money, expanding vocabulary, meditation, cultivating gratitude, waking up early, setting priorities for the day, praying, smiling at people, texting a friend, stretch, track spendings, read a book for 30 minutes a day, read the Bible to mention but a few In the last months 2018, I cultivated the habit of reading a Bible verse before rushing to my stressful work desk. I noticed it makes me feel very calm and peaceful. If your spirit is more peaceful and joyful, then I believe life will be easier. How can your life be harder if your relationships are richer, if you have more genuine friends, if you are healthy instead of sick, if your mind is flexible and quick, if you gain more knowledge? Have you ever sat among your extremely brilliant friends, realized you have no clue about anything they’re discussing, and cannot contribute a thing to the discussion? My friend, it’s disturbing! At this time of year, when many of us pledge to start afresh, let us wish each other the best in sticking to our goals and good habits!