Honoré has written often about habits. She has inspired me to read up on habit making. There are a lot of books about habit making! I have struggled with creating habits and routines for my retired life. I have grand plans for how I will spend my days, but then I find myself at 5pm, time to make dinner and where did the day go?
The other day I headed out to the store. For a brief moment, I thought I had forgotten a mask. But no. I am in the habit of wearing a mask. I have four and there is always one in my car and one in my purse. I have been doing this since the beginning of April when we were asked to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus. That reason/purpose was all I needed to stick to the habit.
So my next step, figure out the why behind the habits and routines I want to develop. This is the week I would be going back to work so it seems a good time to dig into this WHY question. Any words of wisdom?