Life Is Habit Forming

February really is a short month! I do hope that everyone is still enjoying the winter weather. Spring will be here before we know it!

In thinking about what to write this month as I was brushing my teeth, it struck me that there are so many acts in our day for which we are on auto pilot. So many acts are habitual – brushing our teeth, going to the bathroom, making tea, eating a banana – just to name a few.

Yet, what a gift it is, of course, to get up each morning and stretch and drink your coffee. Or to brush your teeth at night and climb in bed with a book is also a habit many have. How easy it is to take each act for granted. How easy it is to not even think about our physical and mental ability to perform these habits daily. We all can take it for granted, or more than that, not even be aware of the actions we do that sustain us daily.

Every where we turn these days we hear about breaking old habits, taking on new behaviors. There is a website that tells us it takes 30 days to create a new habit. Well more than start a new habit, I am interested this month in striving to become more conscious of the habits I have now!

So may we all this month tune our awareness into the acts and patterns throughout our day from brushing our teeth to eating our meals. See if you can be more present, aware, awake, and appreciative of your habits!

Blessings, Deb

PS — Save the date and please pass this on:

We will be having a fun Family Day of Learning and Playing on April 25th from 9:30-3 at the Louisville Rec Center!

We received a generous grant from 18 Pomegranates for a day for everyone! No need to be a part of Stepping Stones or any organization… Space is limited so register NOW!!!! We will be eating, singing, moving, creating and playing… Great opportunity to share Stepping Stones with friends so invite them to join you!

About Deb Dusansky

Deb has been a Jewish educator for over 20 years directing and teaching children, adults, and families. She is currently the director for Boulder Stepping Stones, an independent family education opportunity for interfaith and Jewish unaffiliated. Deb has been in private practice for over 14 years counseling individuals, couples, and families. She specializes in spiritually centered counseling.

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