As James Clear likes to say, “you don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems”
And one of the most important parts of your systems to develop better habits is to create an environment where it is easy to do your desired habit.
While living out of my van by myself, I eat whole foods and only what I cook for myself. But when I surround myself with people who have a different view on what they should eat and how often…...
I become the biggest junk food eater in the world. Put donuts and McDonald’s in front of me at 7 am and I will eat that shit faster than a drag race car.
Hell, I usually don’t even eat until 1 pm anyway, but of course I wouldn’t be able to say no to donuts being offered to me.
Whose fault is this?
You see, it is me who lets myself in that situation without other food options.
It is the same thing with other areas in my life. On a more positive note, I get a lot better at my work when I talk with other freelancers.
It allows me to see how they get their work done, and what they work on.
Not to mention, having a connection with others on a similar journey while living in a van by myself is crucial!
This is why I am now more and more protective of who I spend time with.
Because I will start to become an average of the 5 people I spend the most time with.
All in all, I think that the biggest factor in changing one’s habits is their environment.