I don’t have many regrets – most are that I didn’t start … earlier in my life. Reading, writing, provoking, running and eating better are all on that list. I can’t go back in time to my 30’s and reboot so I am making the best of my 60’s. It is way harder to cultivate the new practice if something contrary has been the norm for 30 years. For the past 8 months I have been food conscious: aware of the nutritional value, quality and caloric count of most everything I am putting into my body. Awareness has helped me feel so much better, lifted my energy levels, and helped me shed 25 lbs. If I had practiced food awareness or time management or exercise enjoyment through the ‘busy’ years (my 30’s, 40’s and 50’s) I wouldn’t have needed to work so hard to develop these higher order habits in this decade and I would have had the joy and benefits of being more widely read, passionate about writing and reduced stress and worry.
I don’t know what your goals are but my advice is to not wait 30 years to start them. Don’t wait 1 year. Not 1 month. Not even 1 day. Start today and repeat tomorrow.
I have food an app called Noom Coach really helpful in food awareness. Duolingo keeps me learning. BlogEnergizer keeps me writing. Coach.me keeps me running. I am sure there are tools that will work for you.
Make Today Remarkable, by starting a new habit,