25 Inspirational Quotes on The Importance of Habits 178

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I catch myself writing more about habits recently.

That’s because I’m working on developing healthy ones and replacing bad ones.

But not by putting effort into the process, not by using all my willpower and not rewarding myself for small wins. Just the opposite.

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I try to do it the smart way – focusing on one habit at a time, making tiny steps and starting as small as possible. Also getting familiar with the nature of habits in general, and understanding how things work.

That helps me make improvement, see progress and feel accomplished.

But the first most important thing before making a change like that is to realize how big the role of routines and habits is in our life.

Here are some quotes I collected that show you why we need to change our habits and how they affect who we become.

I hope this post will also serve as a motivator for you to take some action today.

25 Habit Quotes to Inspire You

1.Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them, either. They keep you. ~ Frank Crane

2.Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. ~ Aristotle

3.A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

4.The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~ Samuel Johnson

5.The second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. ~ Feodor Dostoevski

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6.Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~ Aristotle

7.Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Ryun

8.Good habits are worth being fanatical about. ~ John Irving

9.Powerful indeed is the empire of habit. ~ Publilius Syrus

10.A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. ~ Mark Twain

11.Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. ~ Yiddish Proverb

12.The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. ~ Somerset Maugham

13.Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. ~ Warren Buffett

14.Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. ~ Vince Lombardi

15.Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. ~ Confucius

16.Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it. ~ Horace Mann

17.Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. ~ Carlos Santana

18.Small habits well pursued betimes
May reach the dignity of crimes. ~ Hannah More

19.The people you surround yourself with influence your behaviors, so choose friends who have healthy habits. ~ Dan Buettner

20.It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. ~ Benjamin Franklin

25 Inspirational Quotes on The Importance of Habits

21.Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed. ~ Goethe

22.The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. ~ Leo Aikman

23.Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all. ~ Georges Gurdjieff

24.In one sense the whole process of development consists of the formation of habits; for knowledge itself, and the powers of thought, as well as the higher elements in the will, all depend upon the establishment of fixed ways of reacting to given stimuli. ~ Edward O. Sisson

25.The secret of the whole matter is that a habit is not the mere tendency to repeat a certain act, nor is it established by the mere repetition of the act. Habit is a fixed tendency to react or respond in a certain way to a given stimulus; and the formation of habit always involves the two elements, the stimulus and the response or reaction. The indolent lad goes to school not in response to any stimulus in the school itself, but to the pressure of his father’s will; when that stimulus is absent, the reaction as a matter of course does not occur. ~ Edward O. Sisson

What bad habits are you struggling with? What can you do today to work on building better ones?


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9 Ways to Handle Change in Your Life [Infographic]

When a big change happens in your life, it doesn’t have to be a negative change to have a huge impact on you.

Change causes uncertainty and our brains and bodies react to uncertainty by trying to protect us with the release of fight or flight chemicals and hormones.

The downside to this is that living with these for an extended time results in elevated heart rate and affects your digestion, immune systems and blood flow.

But there are ways you can regain control over your life even in the midst of big changes.

The first is to take a step back and reflect on what’s actually happening and what your involvement is, which will help you to understand and find perspective on the situation. Hopefully, this will enable you to find the opportunities that every change in your life brings, rather than obsessing over any short-term negative impacts.

It may also help you to allow yourself a transition period where you adjust to the changes. But with a firm deadline by which you expect to have moved on and settled into the new routine. Even if it doesn’t quite work out that way, it will still push you towards visualizing the end of the uncertainty, which will prepare you to make it happen sooner rather than later.

On a more basic level, you need to remember to look after yourself during this time of change and the related stresses.

It can be too easy to fall into bad habits like neglecting your own simple needs, like a good night’s sleep and staying active and eating right when you are going through something like this. Having a day in your pajamas eating ice cream out of the tub is fine. But your body needs sleep, exercise and nutrition to keep you healthy.

Routine can be a comfort when it feels like everything in your life is changing.

So try and stick to some simple ones like walking your dog every morning or going to a regular gym class to give your life some stability and consistency.

You also need the help and support of those around you. And having a strong support network is crucial when it comes to coping with big changes in your life. This means family and friends, but you could also seek out people going through similar experiences by looking online. There may well be communities who you can talk to and get helpful tips from.

Most importantly of all, you need to be aware of when you need more than just the love and support of other people to help you cope with stress and uncertainty. If you start to feel like your mental health is really suffering, or you have been feeling the symptoms of stress for more than a couple of months, you need to go and talk to a health professional to get the help you need to bounce back.

You can read more practical tips about dealing with change and the symptoms it causes in this infographic from Pounds to Pocket.