The Habits We Should All Adopt Right Now!

 

 




My dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in progress,

I hope you did have a good week. As for me, I had a lot of work during my daytime job lately. However, I finally found an opportunity to write this post for you.

Today, I will talk about some findings I had when I read a book written by an author called Michael Masterson. The book is called The Pledge and is very interesting to help you change your habits.

In this book, the author describes three types of habits that we all have in our daily lives:

  • golden habits
  • hazy habits
  • corrosive habits

 

Golden habits

 

 

Golden habits give you intellectual challenges and enrich your lives spiritually, affectively and financially. They are the result of a specific and persistent choice to have good habits every single day of your life.

When adopting golden habits, you reap the rewards of a life of discipline and wisdom. Golden habits are a blessing for your soul and your body; they enable you to renew your energy everyday.

Here are some example of golden habits:

  • praying
  • studying and meditating the Scripture
  • having some exercise
  • ministering to others
  • learning something new (like a new language for example)
  • listening to really good music
  • cooking and eating nourishing food
  • appreciating a fine piece of art
  • doing something creative
  • developing your talents
  • being charitable

 

Hazy habits

 

 

Hazy habits are the habits you adopt when you don’t want to make a special effort to choose to do what is right for you. You are just lazy and do the thing because you are tired and you don’t want to think.

Hazy habits leave you annoyed and dissatisfied. In some cases, hazy habits can be a slippery slope which can you lead you to corrosive habits – the worst ones that we’ll develop later.

Some hazy habits are:

  • TV series binge-watching (I’ve been guilty of that!)
  • Listening to popular music
  • Watching random programs on TV
  • Following the last fashion trends at all costs

 




Corrosive habits

 

 

Corrosive habits are your vices and cherished sins. Basically, this kind of habits are extremely harmful for your body and take away your soul. When adopting corrosive habits, you always feel stuck and trapped in your daily life and cannot evolve to the level God wants you to reach.

You are unable to reach your God-give potential. Here are some examples of corrosive habits:

  • alcoholism
  • promiscuity
  • doing drugs

 

My commitment

Finally, as all human beings, I realized that I had a combination of these three habits. However, I decided to commit to follow only golden habits and to leave hazy and corrosive habits behind!

What do you think of these habits? Please share your point of view!

Stay blessed!


4 comments

  1. Helen says:

    Angelce! What a great method for defining and dropping those habits that no longer serve you.

    While I was in high school, I established only corrosive habits. Coming from a family of codependents and alcoholics, I really didn’t know any better. I truly thought the things I was doing were what made me a cool, decent, knowledgable person. Granted, I did become knowledgable but not within the areas that were any sort of useful for moving my life in the directions of my dreams.
    Near the second half of my high-school career, I fell ill for no apparent reason. Nobody could explain what was wrong! A couple undiagnosed years later, I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and another chronic illness.
    Those years and the healing ones that have been following truly saved my life. I’ve learned to differentiate between the things that do and don’t serve me. It involved a lot of letting go of who I thought I was supposed to be – what mainstream society was telling me I should be.
    I’ve been coming into the person I’ve always dreamed I could be. I’ve got a serious boyfriend going on almost a year of being together and have been completely sober and clear-minded for 3 or 4 months – I’ve stopped counting!

    The Universe was smiling down on me when I became ill. It taught me more than I could possibly express.

    Thanks for your clarity and words!

    xx

    Helen

  2. Mei Scarlet says:

    Hi there!

    I struggled with many corrosive habits for a great part of my life, actually they were probably toppled with hazy habits as well… 🙁 I guess I didn’t have many Golden habits going for me. But I’ve been reading the “Power of Habit” book right now, and learning about how it really is possible to alter your habits – but first I must believe.

    So, I’ve recently been finding my way back to God, re-establishing my faith, and working earnestly to building more “Golden” habits… even in my pursuit of them – I am finding happiness!

    Thank you for the post! 🙂

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