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Dec 01, 2018 06:01:12

Habits and routines: healthy vs addictive

by @flowen PATRON | 260 words | 🐣 | 44💌

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I like to be in control of my habits.

That's contradictory. A habit is something you do out of ... habit. Not being in control per sé.

From a meta-perspective, I like to be aware of my current habits and create new ones that will improve my life and thus enjoyment of life.

It starts with my daily routine. I'm a morning person. Here I create new healthy habits and try to kill off the bad ones.

Healthy ones:

Exercise, meditation, healthy diet, writing, reading, trying to wake up and sleep at the same time every day.

Addict ones:

Social media, youtube (I'm still not good at this one), "inspiration" websites, phone notifications, too much coffee 

My personal routine:

Drink a glass of water, toilet visit, stretch and light exercises, meditation and/or Wim Hof breathing exercises, cold shower. Then coffee or tea and start working or writing. I find it easy to skip breakfast in order to maintain my intermittent fasting.

I really notice when I spend a lot of time on social media or youtube it transforms my brain into an addict. It's craving for more dopamine hits. When I realise I'm going down the drain, I take 5-10 minutes of meditation and switch off the addict.

I joined 200wordsaday to create a new habit. It requires my creativity, not my attention. I want to create a craving for having consistent output.

Powerful resources:

Naval Ravikant is a master of habits. Here are some inspiring (I know, how ironic) tweets:



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    @flowen Same as Basile, it's so inspiring to see people's motivation laid out in plain words. I hope you will soon achieve something :) Recently people have been talking a lot about "Atomic habit" by James Clear. I think you can give it a shot to see if that helps with the routine?

    Alan Ng avatar Alan Ng | Dec 03, 2018 00:40:20
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      @flowen @alanng Hi Alan, thanks for your nice words :) I'll check it out!

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 03, 2018 11:37:46
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    @flowen I like that this community attracts healthy people who want to change for the better, it's so stimulating to read individuals like you here

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 02, 2018 10:28:04
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      @flowen @basilesamel Thank you so much!

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 02, 2018 16:15:48
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