Train intentionally rather than habitually …

Habits - can be either good or bad. Further, they might be good (useful) now, but less so, in the future. The most useful thing about habits, (when they are good ones) is that they kind of put us on auto-pilot; and we can just let them drive us, regardless of mood. 

The problem though; is that habits can also hold us in a particular ‘groove’; and when circumstances or the times would suggest we do things differently, it can be difficult to switch ‘tracks’. 

I try to let myself be directed by ‘intention’, rather than by habit. What do I want, now? What do I need to do/change to get that thing done? This is a distinction that has worked for me. I hope some of my readers will consider it.


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