Have you ever lost your car keys, cell phone, or other important items? Do you find yourself spending time every day hunting for things that you use on a regular basis? If so, you may have discovered habits that are costing you time, energy, and ultimately, money.
My friend, Deborah Myers, wrote an article on habits. She correctly identified habits as patterns. She came up with an energy flow that helps get our minds and bodies into a receptive space for changing patterns and habits.
Habits are formed over time. Habits can help us or get in our way. During times of stress, it is especially important to have habits that are helpful. Another way to view habits is as if they are cables that support what we want in our lives. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Golden Gate Bridge is a great image of how cables support a lot of weight elegantly.
Being organized is a habit. Being overwhelmed is a habit. Actions that I take repeatedly are habits.
By consistently doing something as simple as putting my iPhone in the same place each time I use it, I can easily find it the next time I want it. When I deviate from my regular spot, I have to go on a treasure hunt to find my phone. If you’re like me, hunting down my phone is not something I like to do. It is a waste of my time and energy. I am looking at which habits help me and which are dragging me away from what I want.
Healthy habits helped me get through this past year while I was undergoing treatment for cancer.
My Healthy Habits:
- Working out at my health club five days a week
- Receiving energy work
- Eating nourishing foods
- Avoiding processed foods
- Resting when I need it
- Attending choir practice
- Spending time with positive people
I know that these actions served as my foundation when everything else seemed outside of my control.
As I began my life post cancer, I’ve noticed that some of my habits need a tune up. I plan to use Deborah’s re-patterning energy flow to assist me in making adjustments.