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.
Exercise, meditation, healthy diet, writing, reading, trying to wake up and sleep at the same time every day.
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.
Naval Ravikant is a master of habits. Here are some inspiring (I know, how ironic) tweets: