No one ever asks, “I wonder what my accountant is doing right now?” Well…I’m going to answer the question that no one is answering. Probably like most accountants, my day is heavily governed by my habits and routines. I recently started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear (excellent book!). James Clear made two statements that really resonate with me:
- “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” – Our good and bad habits are shaping who we will be in the future because of their cumulative effect.
- “Your current behaviors are simply a reflection of your current identity.” – A lot of times our resolutions fail because we are trying to change our behavior without changing our identity.
Again, I’ve pretty much always been a creature of habit. In recent years, I’ve been giving more attention to breaking some bad habits and developing good habits/routines so that I can be the person I want to be. The below video gives you a peak into how I’m living this out. I also give you some links that might be useful. Probably the biggest influences in terms of developing good habits have been: 1)John Wesley, 2)Michael Hyatt, 3)Carey Nieuwhof and 4)Jordan Peterson.
- Bible Reading Plan: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/60-the-one-year-bible
- Intermittent Fasting: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-ways-to-do-intermittent-fasting
- John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/blog/the-wesley-covenant-prayer-and-the-baptismal-covenant
- Full Focus Planner: https://fullfocusplanner.com/
- Life Plan: https://livingforwardbook.com/
- Indistractable by Nir Eyal: https://www.nirandfar.com/indistractable/
- Wearing same daily outfit: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/capsule-wardrobe/#:~:text=Less%20stress.,originally%20made%20in%20the%20morning.
- Treadmill Desk: https://www.workwhilewalking.com/exerpeutic-workfit-2000-treadmill-desk-reviews
- Flip Phone: https://shop.tracfone.com/shop/en/tracfonestore/phones/tf-lg-classic-flip-l125dl