Beautiful Habits: Appreciating Habits
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Appreciate how far you’ve come.”
“What’s the PRACTICE?”
“What do you mean? Isn’t it obvious?”
“I mean what actionable steps are you taking to practicing Appreciation in this specific instance?
Values are a PRACTICE.
I’d go even further.
Values are a DELIBERATE Practice.
Thinking of it in terms of rep(etition)s, what counts as a rep?”
“I’d say actually expressing Appreciation in the moment.”
“Precisely. The more often, the better. Every little rep counts. Every little rep is an investment, which will lead to huge returns for your future-self.
In actionable terms, one way you can appreciate how far you’ve come is by appreciating habits.
Habits are the fundamental building-blocks of your life.
As with most things, we take them for granted, not realizing that, in their compounded effect, they make us who we are, and lead us towards who we want to be.
Make it a habit to NOTICE the good habits you’ve formed, big and small, and, equally important, the bad ones you’ve discarded, and express heartfelt gratitude every time you do.”