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I don't really feel like writing anything, but it seems I feel like that most days so if I want to have something written, it has to be in spite of not feeling like it.

So here's the thing for today: I checked out a book, Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin. It's about using habits improve your life. The idea, as I understand it, is that if you are able to make things that will improve your life habitual, you don't have to think about them, but instead you'll just do them and you won't waste your limited supply of willpower and decision-making capacity on them.

I approve of this idea because I like cultivating useful habits.

Here's a good habit that I have cultivated: I run 5 miles, three to four times a week. It's funny that this is a thing that's easy for me to do. But I kind of make it easy. I always have weather-appropriate stuff to wear, I always do it at the time of day that I enjoy it the most (there's no way I would be able to jog first thing in the morning), and I live in a place where I can just walk out the front door and start. And there's gorgeous scenery to look at.

So that's all for today. Not super interesting but it's what I got.

Date: 2016-08-27 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coercedbynutmeg.livejournal.com
Ooh, I didn't realize she had a new book out.

I read The Happiness Project a few years ago (maybe like five, actually) and it seemed like that's a lot of what she did, was add habits to her life, especially in making it more organized and flow better.

Date: 2016-08-27 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimatha.livejournal.com
That's what I think I try to do because I know it works well for me. The book seems like a confirmation that I'm on the right track.

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