Habits are formed when we repeatedly perform an action to the point in which it becomes our norm. Habits can be positive or negative. In order for us to thrive in this society, we need to eliminate the negative habits while accentuating the positive ones. What we eat and how often we exercise, are two areas we can change. Studies are clear, our unhealthy eating and our lack of exercise is killing us. Each unhealthy bite and step we don't take, impact our quality of life. Staying consistent and focusing on our goals is also a key weapon in increasing our positive habits. We can't allow our individual circumstances to dictate our negative habits. We have to make the decision to cut out the negative and increase the positive. We can absolutely control our own habits. But we have to constantly work at doing this, but ultimately it comes down to our decision to take ownership over them. Negative habits are destructive, and will lead to us being poor in health, and in wealth. Positive habits work the exact opposite way, they tend to increase our health and increase our wealth.
The first thing we must do is identify our negative habits. They should be relatively easy to identify, they are generally the things that we do that keep us in the same position, or sometimes, takes us down lower. Once the negative habits have been identified write them down. Write it in a place that you can see it everyday. Then write a consequence to doing that negative habit. Make it personal, and make it memorable. For example, lets say you're not where you want to be weight wise: Negative Habit - Eating too much Junk food Impact- It will make me weight more, and increase my chances of dying young. Negative Habit - Spending too much money on frivolous items. Impact - I should invest this money to make more. Continuing to spend like this lessens my chance of becoming wealthy. Those are just examples, your habit and impact may be different. The point is to consciously identify the habit, write that habit down, and verbalize what that impact is having on your life.