Habits are vital to Missional Living

Habits are vital to productivity. Creating bad habits usually means really negative things happen.
If you eat bad, your body suffers. If you’re unorganized and fail to pay your bills, your credit suffers, if you don’t spend time with God, your spiritual life suffers…etc.

If you create good habits, you can maximize life and opportunities. Life is filled with opportunities, when they come, we have to be prepared to take advantage of them. This is why forming good habits is essential in life.

Here are some habits that I’ve changed lately.

  • Sleep: I used to stay up late (1AM) and wake-up early (6AM-ish) almost every night. I don’t like to sleep, so my natural tendency is to avoid it at all cost. However, there would be many days that I felt tired and unfocused mentally. Now, for the most part, I almost always go to bed at 11PM, and I feel much better.
  • Prayer: When I wake, I usually read scripture, pray and read a chapter in a book. However, recently I started praying over my calendar. I want God to be in control and I want to ask God to be in the details of life. And, I always want to be “Spirit-led” when I’m meeting with people.
  • Writing: I used to write when ever I was “inspired” to write. Now, I write one blog-post a day. That post may never go public, but if I’m going to hit my blogging goals, I have to create enough content. So, I write daily, usually early in the morning or late at night.

I’m still struggling with some bad habits. Especially finding time to consistently work-out and eat healthy…But I feel like I’m on the right pathway!

Creating good habits is essential and holistic. I don’t want to be controlled by life, matter-of-fact, I want to control the outcomes in my life, by creating healthy habits that will help me steward my time well and accomplish my life’s mission!


About The Author

I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

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