#225 - Monday Motivation: We First Make Our Habits...


Welcome to another short but empowering episode of Monday Motivation, giving you a seed of inspiration as you head into your week...

Today, we explore the profound impact of habits on your journey to personal fulfillment, inspired by the powerful adage:

...which has us delving deep into the transformative power of consciously shaped habits.

Key Takeaways include:

  1. Understanding Habit Formation: Discover how your daily choices and actions culminate into habits that shape your life.
  2. The Role of Self-Awareness: Learn the importance of recognizing and evaluating your current habits in aligning with your dreams.
  3. The Power of Small, Consistent Changes: Uncover strategies for effectively altering one habit at a time for lasting impact.
  4. Keystone Habits: Identify and implement key habits that have a domino effect on various aspects of your life.
  5. Harnessing Habit Triggers: Learn how to identify and manipulate habit triggers to replace negative habits with positive ones.


Listen in and be inspired by these insightful, practical tips and strategies to help you align your daily habits with your dreams and aspirations.

Whether you're looking to transform your health, boost your productivity, or achieve personal growth, this episode is a goldmine of practical advice.

As always, I’d LOVE to hear what resonates with you from this episode and what you plan to implement after listening in. So please share and let’s keep the conversation going in the Dream Life Podcast Facebook Group here.    

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Have a wonderful week …and remember, it all starts with a dream 💛


Dream Life Founder

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Welcome back to another Monday Morning motivation episode! I love Mondays! This is what happens when you live your dream life 😊

Today, we're centered around a powerful quote with deep implications for living your dream life and personal growth:

'We first make our habits, then our habits make us.'

Have you considered the profound implications of this quote? We're exploring how understanding and consciously shaping our habits can lead to positive life transformations and get us closer to living our dream life.

"Let's break it down. 'We first make our habits.' This suggests our habits are deliberate, resulting from our choices and actions. Whether it's hitting the snooze button, practicing gratitude, or procrastinating, we form every habit consciously or unconsciously.

Now, 'then our habits make us.' This part is more subtle. Our habits shape our character, determine our success, and influence our well-being.

How can we use this understanding to create our dream life? 

"Tip 1: Self-awareness is Key - Assess your current habits. What do you do consistently every day? Identify habits that align with your dreams and those hindering your progress. Awareness is the first step toward change.

"Tip 2: Start Small, Be Consistent - Focus on changing one habit at a time rather than overhauling your entire routine. Small, consistent changes are more likely to stick.

"Tip 3: Create Keystone Habits - Identify habits that, when practiced consistently, positively affect other areas. For example, regular exercise leads to improved sleep, increased energy, and enhanced focus.

"Tip 4: Use Triggers to Your Advantage - Habits have triggers. Identify these and replace negative habits with positive ones. If stress leads to unhealthy snacking, try a mindfulness exercise or a quick walk instead.

"Tip 5: Track and Celebrate Progress - Use a journal to track your progress. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, to reinforce positive behavior.

Remember, your habits are not just actions; they are the building blocks of your life. By consciously choosing and cultivating positive habits, you have the power to shape the life you've always dreamed of.

Thank you for joining me on this episode. If you found this valuable, please share it with someone who might benefit.

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I’ll be back with an inspiring guest this Friday. Don't forget to subscribe. Until then, dream big and live bigger!"

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