New Habits

Sometimes an inspirational line can trigger what we need to change.  Old Habits Die Hard said Mick Jagger’s song. Carrying on the theme of renewal, rebooting, reframing for a new year, I was thinking about how habits can be so mindless. We are practicing what we don’t want. Enjoy the ancient, wise, current quotes I chose to inspire you and check out their authors.  Challenge yourself to practice something you really want to change with kind mindful awareness. Turn your cube. Choose one thing and do it differently in 2023.  

First we form habits, then they form us.  Conquer your bad habits or they’ll eventually conquer you.  Dr. Rob Gilbert, sports psychologist

We first make our habits and then our habits make us.  John Dryden, author

You get what you practice.  Jane Meryll, mindfulness teacher

Positivity is like a muscle: keep exercising it and it becomes a habit. Natalie Massenet, fashion entrepreneur

…By mindfully shaping our habits, we can harness the power of mindlessness as a sweeping force for serenity, energy and growth.  Gretchen Rubin, author, blogger 

Habits are … formed during childhood. We learned…through imitation… The choice to create new patterns of behavior is ours to make-every moment, every hour of the day. Karen Casey, PhD, author

 We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle 

If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream.  John Maxwell

Forget inspiration.  Habit is more dependable.  Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.  Octavia Butler, author   

Good habits are worth being fanatical about.   John Irving, author   

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life.’  Wayne Dyer, author  

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.   Virginia Woolf, author