kettle, mug and journal on desk

When I’m trying to figure out strategies for meeting my needs, I often rely on healthy habits. Some regular habits that I’ve developed include waking up at 5:25 a.m. every morning, cooking myself a healthy lunch every weekday morning before I leave for work, writing the next day’s blog posts for 30-45 minutes, doing yoga and meditation, and walking regularly.

People tell me I’m really disciplined – it’s not hard for me to start new habits if I really set my mind to it. If you’re one of those people who need more help with habits, you might enjoy reading Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits blog. If you need more of a kick in the pants, you might also get some inspiration from Julien Smith’s Flinch, a free ebook for Kindle. It describes how to overcome resistance.

Are there good habits that you’d like to establish? What’s holding you back?