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Monday Morning Challenge

The April 2015 A-to-Z Challenge is over! It’s time to get back to our regular posting schedule. Today’s challenge is about habits. How do you motivate yourself to change your habits. Sure some are easier than others. One’s where your life hangs in the balance are usually motivation enough to stop smoking, lose weight, stop eating sweets, etc. But what about habits you want to change that might never show any visible result, like improving your character? Let’s pick just one aspect or trait of good character like honestly. How do we go about the challenge of improving our honesty and sticking to it? What would be a good motivator for you to begin and continue working until you improved? Maybe it depends on what you have to do or how you go about it?  Let’s say you are in the habit of telling little white lies to spare friends or family disappointment or embarrassment. Some would argue that this is okay since it doesn’t hurt anyone. This is a slippery slope. You are in the habit of lying. You have options. You can tell the truth. You can not answer the question or you might try talking to the person and explaining that you simply  don’t want to lie to them. A lot of us, myself included, tend to take the easy path of telling the lie. How do we motivate ourselves to not do this? Your challenge today is to leave a comment below about how you motivate yourself or others to change a habit.

8 thoughts on “And now, back to your regularly scheduled blog…

  1. George

    I don’t think people change their habits unless they’re committed to do so, regardless of what we may say to them. I think the only thing we can do is be supportive when they decide to make a change and be there for them to listen and help.

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    1. shawn

      I agree George. Some one desiring to change is only the first step. They have to commit. We can only encourage and support them. We can not change them.

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  2. luckyjc007

    I decide what I want to change and how I want to change it…then keep reminding myself about the goal and work on it. Sometimes, of course, I backslide but try harder the next time to make the change. And, I agree…you have to really want to change it and you have to want it for yourself!

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    1. shawn

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We all backslide from time to time. 🙂 Just have to keep slogging away.

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  3. NotAPunkRocker

    I wish I knew, more for myself than anyone else. If I know somebody is trying to make something a habit/break a bad one, I will be there for them but it’s a fine line between encouraging and (depending on the habit, like quitting smoking) reminding them of something that is difficult right now.

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    1. shawn

      It is not easy and I agree, you have watch that line between encouraging and nagging! Thanks for dropping by!

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