"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." -- John Dryden
Isn't that the truth?!
I'm trying to get rid of bad old habits by replacing them with new, healthier ones.
And it is getting easier.
I am hit with less cravings and fewer strong temptations. They haven't gone away completely, mind you, but they are much less frequent than they were even a month ago. Their calls to me are growing fainter and less demanding.
I like that.
I have more energy. I almost didn't notice, the change has been a subtle one. But, I find myself doing more in a lot of little ways. I don't tire as easily. I sleep more soundly. Things have just become - well - easier, and more comfortable. I'd almost forgotten ...
When the body is properly fueled over a period of time, the internal systems start to regain efficient functioning, and it shows. Everything, it seems, adds to the body's general well-being.
I enjoy feeling this way, especially coming into autumn. The cooler weather just adds to my energy level.
I appreciate this feeling more, the second time around. I took it all for granted, and it went away.
THIS time, I am savoring the marvel of it all, and I am working hard to regain and keep it.
THIS time, the changes are in the positive, healthy direction, and I am going to keep it that way.
I am now thoughtfully choosing my habits. And I am going to let my healthier habits make me anew. Changes are a good thing!