I got a big reminder over the last couple of weeks about
what happens when you let your good habits slip - and
how easy it is to fall into the trap of being overwhelmed.
This week when I am getting back into the habit of having
the dishes cleaned up before I go to bed, eating healthy,
and actually getting to bed at a reasonable hour, I am
seeing again what a difference it makes in my
We all get in those periods in our life when we feel like
we're accomplishing a lot more by letting other things
slide - when actually the opposite is true.
When you let the housework slide, the work you have to
put into getting things back in order is horrendous.
Though you think you're saving time by grabbing some
fast-food, you're really not saving much time and you're
cutting your energy reserves down when you need them
When you push yourself to work that last couple of hours,
even though you could pass out any minute - you're working
much slower and making more mistakes. If you go to bed and
get the rest you need, the work would get done much faster.
Funny how these things work, isn't it?
So as tempted as I've been to let my business slide for
a couple of days, I won't. I don't want to get in that
habit. I don't have to put in 8 - 10 - 12 hours everyday,
but there are things that need to be done everyday.
It reminds me of a picture that Zig Ziglar talked about on
one of his old tapes. It was about using a water pump when
you're camping. You can pump and pump and pump and not see
much in the way of results. If you stop, the water drops
back down to where it was when you started and you have to
start all over again. If you had just continued a few pumps
longer, you would have had your water.
I was reading an installment in another self improvement
course this week where the author talked about belief. You
know, one of those believe and it will come true sort of
things. Belief is important when you're trying to reach
your goals, but it's really hard to believe when your
habits are out of whack.
Does that make sense to you?
A Better Life? It's All About The Choices You Make
You can choose to eat right or choose to be overweight.
You can choose to take care of your home or let it go.
You can choose to exercise or watch TV.
You can choose to do something or nothing.
Get in good habits. Then you'll feel good about yourself
and what you can accomplish.
Carole is the creator of the Revolutionary Self-
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