Habits are both good and bad. Taking care of your personal needs, brushing your teeth, showering, eating healthy foods are good habits.
Excessive drinking is not a good habit. Yet many workers today, as well as business owners and leaders, indulge themselves to the point that they cannot function properly. They say it helps them get through their day.
We do many thinks on automatic – driving to work, that brushing your teeth activity, things you do not need to think about that allow you time to devote to creative thinking.
There is a reason you do anything you do including bad habits.
Mindless eating, especially that pizza at work every day; drinking too much so you can be more friendly to people after work. These are just coverups for the pain that is eating you up.
You need to replace any bad habit you have with something that will benefit you and the people around you. You cannot continue to numb your pain with food or drink.
You need to deal with your feelings, deal with the underlying problem before you can effectively replace an old negative habit with one that will work for you.
Write down what you think the reason is that you overeat, over-exercise, over drink and spend too much time alone playing video games.
You are hiding from something and that is what you need to identify.
Ending bad habits will help you have more time for creativity. Creativity is part of life, both personal and professional. You need to be able to see an image in your mind and translate either to words, action plans or both.
The harder you try to be creative, the fewer results will be achieved. Many of us have multiple thoughts, ideas and worries in our minds, however, if stressed or worried, you will block creativity.
You can find a quiet space and let your subconscious mind develop ideas. Invite your intuition to help you with this project or plan.
Always ask the question, ‘What is my next step?’
Take a walk and ignore thoughts that may be rummaging around in your brain. Then, after about 15-20 minutes, take out your pen a paper and write down all the thoughts that then come into your consciousness after some time for clarity..
The less stress you are in, the less pizza you eat; this will make it easier for ideas to flow.
You may have more information than you wanted – just keep track of all these thoughts. They may come in handy at a later time. This can be a magical process.
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