We all have habits. Some of them are good. Some of it is bad. Habit formation is a long process. Its a repetitive activity like brushing our teeth after waking up and finishing our morning ablutions. As a productive person in any domain of life, we need to maximize our good habits and reduce and remove our bad habits, so that we are a socially and individually responsible person.
I did have temper issues in my early 20’s. This had a serious impact on both family and friends. It took at least four to five years to understand the trigger points for these emotions, combined with good readings like Stephen Covey’s – 7 Habits of Highly Effective people and Osho’s – Nowhere to go but in. These books gave a fresh and new perspective of how we are conditioned to respond to stimulus, and how remaining still but aware in points of time would reduce so much pain rather than reacting in a knee jerk manner.
By having a daily routine noted in a scrap book or phone, we are able to track our habits vis- a – vis the time we spend on those habits. Once we check where we spend a lot of time, it may be screen time on the phone, lappy or any other device. There are good apps which restrict screen time and focus us to get back to other modes of engaging work.
As far as I am concerned, everyone should have two habits from a skill perspective. One physical habit and one mental habit. The physical habit can be sports or yoga where the body is pushed out of its comfort zone daily. The other habit is mental, this can be reading, solving puzzles or sudoku. By integrating these two habits in your routine, you can achieve a sense of balance on the physical and mental dimension of life.
If we have a sound body and a sound mind, then we are at the right frame of health, to execute any plan, be it professional or personal in a satisfying manner.The issue of mobile phone addiction is a major cause of concern for organizations and families worldwide. We need to find creative ways to structure our habits around time,so that we remain content as well as contribute as a healthy and balanced person to our community.
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