“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
Who doesn’t get bored of a monotonous life. Whatever daily routine we are following everyday we wish to add some zing to it. The best way to keep yourself engaged as well as away from the thought of boredom ruling over you is to cult a habit for self.
Famous Author Charles Duhigg explains in his book Habit Cycle about a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as The Habit Loop, says that each habit consists of..
1. The Trigger: the event that starts the habit.
2. The Routine: the behavior that you perform, the habit itself.
3. The Reward: the benefit that is associated with the behavior.
Good habits brings along many positive changes. The repeated actions – attending a weekly dance practice classes, for example – help you to build the change into your daily life. The importance of good habits lies in the fact that if you practice good habits, it will take form of your character and vice versa.
In the ordinary business life, it is said that an ounce of habit is worth a pound of intellect. Most of our activities follow a set pattern, a well marked groove. Try developing any good habit and keep following it religiously, it could be as simple as reading a book, meditation, painting etc. What you could also do is to keep discussing its progress in your peer group to keep self motivated.