Emma’s Teacher B.Ed. Portfolio

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Building Healthy Habits: The Power of Habit

Blog One: Why Do I Care About Habits? Better yet, Why Should You?

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To begin this journey and why I want to do this, I think I got to give some background first. I have always been the type of person to really get into something but get bored of it easily. New year’s resolutions, for example, have always been full of empty promises that I would pick up from time to time throughout the year. January would always be exciting and fun for the first part, completing my goals and working towards a better me! Then February would hit. A burnout. I would feel unaccomplished, disappointed, and tired and then a few months later I would realize that I had just let my goals go. This realization would ignite a fire within me, prompting me to get random bursts of motivation for days, to weeks, to months at a time in the following period. In the long run, however, I never made it last a full year or further. The amount of half-started journals in hopes I would pick up journaling in my room is something I won’t even get into. Other goals have been fitness journeys, yoga journeys, food journeys, and so on. That is until the past few months. Moving out from my hometown, living in an unfamiliar place, having a ton of responsibilities all of a sudden and not sure what to do with them are all new things in my life since my second year of university started. I don’t think I speak alone here and it is likely that my peers are probably feeling the same way from dealing with stresses to having cooking successes and failures. All considered these past few months have been some of the best months of my life!

Despite this, I have had a feeling that something was still missing and going back home for Christmas break made me realize that I was missing the routine. I mean, in a way I had set habits I did daily like waking up around the same time during weekdays, making my bed, having a coffee, and so on. Going back home made me realize if what I was doing fell into routine or habit? I questioned if my day-to-day tendencies were something I did because I did them for so long back at home or were they something I did because it felt natural? I all of a sudden felt a pull towards figuring out what habits are and what they have to do with routine.

And that is the goal of my blog. To better understand habits and figure out how they impact and improve my day-to-day life.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones  eBook : Clear, James: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

So where am I starting? For Christmas, I received the present “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. Since then, I’ve travelled back to Victoria and have been settling into the routine of school once again. With that, I have made it a goal to read some of this book to start or end my day. As I progress through the book, I will be updating this blog with things I’ve learned, quotes I’m inspired by, and goals I’ve set for myself. To whoever is reading this blog there’s something for you in it as well! I want to strive to end each entry with something you can do to build habits for yourself this year.
I hope you enjoy my blog, I’m glad to have you here 🙂

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