Unlock the cage with consistent action and habits

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Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

I’m unsure if it’s possible, in words, to describe just how important these words are to me. This philosophy; this belief that skills, thoughts, beliefs, habits, personality even, can be changed/altered/grown (or discarded) with regular practice, is something that I discovered in my mid to late-twenties.

Without this shift in mindset, I’m not sure where I would be today.

I can hazard a guess that I’d be stuck, still, in that cage of fixed mindset; imprisoned by my own self-imposed limitations, beliefs deeply routed in what I wasn’t able to do.

Without this shift in mindset, I can think of countless experiences that I would have never had; challenges I would have never attempted; battles never fought; true friends never met; pride and self-belief never felt.

So whilst I’m not overly interest in being…

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Unpopular Opinion: Watching TV is bad for you

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PhilippaClaire

I know what you’re thinking: here comes the lecture, telling us what we already know but don’t want to listen to.

Well, this is coming from someone who STILL spends all of their time watching TV. No judgement, no lecture, just what I’ve noticed in my own personal experience.

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Watching TV is an escape. 

I use it as a way to escape normal life and pass the time. I stream Netflix, or watch the daily broadcasts on E4, all day long in an effort to cover up the silence in my home and help the day fly by without having to put any real thought into it. And that is exactly what happens. Each day goes by in a blur without me doing anything. My to-do list stays the same length and the things I wanted to get done remain untouched.
As someone with Chronic Fatigue this is…

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