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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Cleaning - Bad Habits

"How many people are trapped
in their everyday habits:
part numb,
part frightened,
part indifferent?
To have a better life
we must keep choosing
how we’re living." 
- Albert Einstein

Somewhere I read that if it wasn’t for the weather changing, 90% of people wouldn’t have any way of starting a conversation. And how do weather conversations tend to flow? Towards the negative – complaining about the weather. It’s too hot, cold, rainy, windy, etc.

Why do most people complain about the weather? Because they realize they probably can’t do anything about it. And it’s easier to complain about something you can’t change than to actually do something about things you can change.

April brings more signs of Spring! Renewal, April showers, Spring cleaning, planting gardens and flowers.

Habits are like seeds you plant. If you plant weeds – such as dandelions, you’re going to get weeds growing in your yard. But when you plant flower seeds or vegetables seeds (zinnias or green beans) – you get flowers or vegetables. Some habits are bad like smoking or bad eating habits. And then there are good habits like brushing your teeth or healthy eating.

"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed downstairs one step at a time." -- Mark Twain

Since we’re talking about Spring time – let’s discuss some Spring cleaning – some techniques to get rid of some bad habits.

Are you ready to commit (not just think about), but actually commit to changing that bad habit? If so, keep reading. If not, then go back to complaining about the weather that you can’t change, and stop complaining about the habits you can change.

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