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What are you struggling with today? No matter who you are, no matter what your situation, we all have things we struggle with. Sometimes it’s repressed memories, sometimes it’s things going on right now, sometimes we get anxious and worried about things that haven’t even happened yet, and sometimes it’s all three. We all have our battles. Many of them involve things we’d never want to discuss with anyone else because we’d be embarrassed to admit to them at all. So we carry them with us throughout our lives. We all have habits as well. Good and bad. One habit I’ve taken to lately that I’m not crazy about is consuming mass quantities late at night while watching TV. I even think before I do it “I shouldn’t do this”, then I do it anyway. What the heck is that? We’re all hungry. We need to eat to survive, but we also hunger for love and acceptance and matters of the heart. And sometimes when we’re unfulfilled in one area of life, or dealing with stress of some type, we form unhealthy habits without even realizing it. What are your worst habits? Do you routinely do things you know aren’t good for you? Why? What would be the underlying cause of that? On the flip side, what are your good habits? Our habitual behaviors basically determine the course of our lives. We all have good and bad habits. We all have hunger. We all have the capability to realize that if we could just see the importance of every second we’re given, we could work on changing our habits and becoming the best version of ourselves that we could be. Do you have a concept of what that might look like? Are you fulfilled? None of us is ever truly fulfilled, we all encounter doubts and second guess our decisions. Often, our decisions are based on our habits. Our habits determine our future. Spend some time today thinking about things you habitually do that don’t serve you. When was the last time you purposely set a goal to create a new, positive habit? Is there something you would love to do with regularity but can just “never find the time” for? Take a look at your habits. Maybe there’s time that could be taken away from “watching TV”, “social media”, or another habit, that could be used in a new fashion. If you do nothing, where will you be in five years? If you add one positive new habit, how could that change? Meditate 10 minutes a day, journal three pages a day, read 10 minutes a day, run two miles three times a week… just a few ideas there, but look at your habits today. Is there room for improvement? You future self will thank you for the better decisions and habits you form today.