“For all my friends in the media who like quotes, mark this quote down. From this day on I’d like to be known as ‘The Big Aristotle’ because Aristotle once said, ‘Excellence is not a singular act; it’s a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.’ “
There’s a science behind developing good habits and breaking bad ones. Here are 3 of the best books out there:
-Big takeaway: It takes 60 days (66 to be exact) to form a new habit and not 30 days which is what we’ve historically believed. So stick to it for 60 days and you’ll make some changes.
2) The Willpower Instinct by Kelli Mcgonigal
-Interesting fact: There’s strong link between sleep and unhealthy cravings. To be able to curb your cravings it’s wise to focus on developing a habit of getting more restful sleep. In turn you’ll have more willpower and be able to overcome your unhealthy cravings.
3) Atomic Habit by James Clear
-Great advice: What matters most in developing new habits and breaking bad ones is all the small things you do consistently everyday – exercising everyday, packing a lunch everyday, sleeping 7-8 hours everyday. That is what will ultimately lead to extraordinary results.
So don’t let the next six months pass you by. Reply to this email and tell me what healthy habit (big or small) that you put in action today!
Curious about this topic? Read this blog and this one for more healthy habit inspiration.