Have you started yet?
Your new workout routine, diet, or habits?
Or are you going to wait until Monday?
Monday is always a good day to start. We’re still kind of in holiday mode, right?
But are you just procrastinating?
Why didn’t you start last week? Or when you actually thought it was a good idea. Dates shouldn’t matter so much. But the one we had yesterday sure seems to attract a lot of attention.
But if the calendar motivates you to make a positive change, then that’s good. Use whatever tactics possible. Motivation is a slippery thing.
Getting into new habits requires some smart effort. You need some strategy and an approach that is different than what you think should work.
One of the best books on habits that I’ve read lately (or listened to) is Atomic Habits by James Clear. I highly recommend learning what James learned from his experience recovering from a brain injury and his relentless study of habits and change. It’s a good book, with inspiring stories and tactical strategies.
When you learn stuff, you’re smarter. You’ll know how things work.
And there are always things working that you don’t know about.
Learning spawns change.