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 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:
- 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 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 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:
- doing drugs
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!