Start as you’d like to continue
I just moved to Denver over the weekend. My furniture is scheduled to arrive later this morning, so I’m sitting on the floor in my dining room writing this. And in a minute, I’m going to go for a mile run along Cherry Creek Trail. Not because I feel like going for a run, but because I want to be a runner.
New beginnings, of all kinds – new homes, new jobs, new cities – are a fantastic time to introduce or strengthen a habit. You’re already out of your comfort zone in so many ways, new sounds and smells, new routes to the grocery store, new places to store the extra paper towels. Adding a new habit comes easily.
One of the perks of my new place in Denver is living right next to Cherry Creek Trail, with a beautiful stream and lush gardens and wild places…all right in the city. Today will be Day 3 of running a mile along this trail. It’s going to take more days and more miles for this habit to lock into place, but there’s literally no better time to start.
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