good habits - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Good habits from childhood are worth so much in adulthood. To those that lack them they are a wondrous thing, almost magical. They can be learned through small changes done incrementally, and are worth keeping once mastered. They are more akin to climbing stairs than being teleported to the peak of a mountain. It is work. It is challenging. It takes ongoing perseverance. But then, you get to pass on those good habits by being a good role model. People learn more easily by such observation. Then you teleport them to your mountain top and watch them be the ones to climb higher. That's the way it is. That's what we do for our kids.
Being fit was always a part of who I am, right from childhood. I was lucky to have an outdoorsy father and the chance to play with my brothers in our garden and in the woods. There was no focus on what we ate. We just ate. We played. We ate some more. It was simpler than it feels now. But, I digress. To move from a fitter childhood into a fitter adulthood is easier than adapting good habits you never had. It can feel as if you are being asked to reinvent the wheel and then not being given credit for what a genius achievement that was in the first place. I can only imagine the challenge of being fit for those raised on poor quality nutrition and limited access to outdoor play. Life became so sedentary and indoorsy. However, when I have been out of shape, what got me back in shape was making small changes at a time and evolving my habits slowly rather than expecting to do it all at once. One small change. Live a month or two that way. When you are comfortable, make another small change. It takes longer, but in my experience it works and the results last - no yoyo effect.