Social Media Detox Project: Day 25
We all have things we’d like to change.
But, a lot of the time, we find the change never comes.
This is because we aren’t thinking about personal change enough.
And when we do think about change, we see it as a monolith, a whole big mess of problems we need to fix. So, we shrug and say we’ll deal with it another day.
And “another day” never comes, because we are afraid of this perceived monolith. If we even take the time to do a little self-reflection at all, and evaluate the areas we are lacking, we see so many problems that we become overwhelmed and give up before we even get started.
The thing is, change needs to be broken down. If we have a large number of problems in front of us, the best strategy is to focus on one at a time. We can’t do everything at once; we don’t have the capacity for that.
Real change requires real focus and real commitment; it is not something you can half-ass.
You have to be honest with yourself. You have to ask yourself questions about why you behave the way you do.
If we do not ask ourselves the right questions about our own lives, then we have no hope of finding the answer.
What I Did Today
Something I Read Today
“It is important to remember that the environment drives our good behaviors as well as our bad ones. People who seem to stick to good habits with ease are often benefitting from an environment that makes those behaviors easier.
Meanwhile, people who struggle to succeed could be fighting an uphill battle against their environment. What often looks like a lack of willpower is actually the result of a poor environment.” -From Atomic Habits, by James Clear
Something I Learned Today
If you focus on things you can control, you may eventually find things which were once out of your control are no longer so far out of reach.