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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!

Levi Bostian

Levi Bostian

Freelancer building Android and iOS apps for startups. Kotlin, Swift, Vuejs, Nodejs, Docker. Environmentalist, vegan, minimalist. he/him

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