Persistence is the only way to form a habit.

This morning I woke up to the sweet sound of rain outdoors. I feel so calm when I hear this peaceful noise hit my window. Well, it was a sweet sound until I realized I wanted to bike to work today.

About a month ago I decided I was going to make it a habit of biking to work every day.

Well, let me be more accurate. I wanted to make it a habit of commuting to work via some method of physical activity. Walking, biking, snow shoes, however.

I have tried to form this habit off and on for the past 6 months. I never really quit biking to work but I did slack off from time to time biking 1 to 3 times a week. For the past few weeks I have been consistent. 4 or 5 days a week.

Usually when I face this situation with it raining out, I reach for the keys and take the car.

For some reason, this morning was different. Because I am so used to biking to work and it is now becoming a habit, I thought to myself, "why can't I bike to work today?" instead of my usual "what is happening today allowing me not have to bike to work today?"

"Why can't I bike to work today?" I did think of a few reasons...What if my shoes get soaked? Well, pack an extra pair of clothes. Is it going to storm at all? I checked the weather and no it was not. Just rain. Well, all my excuses went down the drain...Since I could not think of any other excuses, I packed up my biking gear and biked to work successfully!

Now that I can see a habit is forming, I need to make sure to keep it up. The winter months are coming up and I have began to look into how I can walk or continue to bike to work. I know that the first morning it's below freezing outside I am going to have more excuses come up. Time to solve those excuses now to keep this habit going!