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Seneca once said to Lucilius that one should acquire something that will fortify you against poverty, death, and other misfortunes.
We place a heavy emphasis on just one thing every day is something and that's the most important thing. "One thing a day adds up and the sooner you start the better you'll feel and be."
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It's easy to start doing or quitting something but the challenging part is the constant continuity. If you want to start/quit doing something, start with something small just to prove to yourself that you can.
Place a reminder somewhere where it's totally visible and in your line of sight. When you see it often it becomes imprinted in your mind.
Routinization lessens our stress when disturbances and distractions come along. When order and clarity are integrated it is much more difficult to tear you down and lessen the feeling of hopelessness.
A famous playwright once said "Tell me who you spend time with and I will tell you who you are." Your life comes to resemble its environment, so choose your surroundings wisely.
The path to personal development and growth is never a straight line. Oftentimes we find ourselves going back to a habit like cheating on our diet, but that's okay. It doesn't mean that you're a terrible person for doing it. Don't let it discourage you and just get back on track....
Just because we cannot see the results of our efforts doesn't mean it isn't there. It takes longer than we'd like to see more often than not.
Making choices for ourselves constantly is exhausting. It drains us mentally and physically. That's why when we enroll at a gym we usually get a personal trainer so that you just have to follow their instructions and then you're done for the day.
When we become addicted to a habit it's extremely difficult to get rid of it, most especially when it's a habit that isn't beneficially tangible. Addictions can range from coffee-drinking to playing phone games.
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