Men’s natures are alike, it is their that carry them far apart. Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

I used to be much heavier and less healthy than I am now. That state was the result of chronic over-eating and physical inactivity. About seven years ago, I decided to make a change, so I developed better eating and exercise habits. I developed the habits of stopping eating when I felt full, of eating small meals every few hours, of eating less unhealthy foods and more healthy food. I developed the habits of getting up and moving around every hour or so, of exercising four days a week, and of tracking my progress. Slowly, over the course of a year, I lost 35 pounds. Now I’m as healthy and strong as I’ve ever been, and it’s completely the result of a change in habits.

What works for our physical health will also work for our academic health. In fact, most of our stressesin school as in lifecome from a lack of good habits. In the next weeks, I’ll look at how to break bad habits, how to build good academic habits, and exactly what habits to build.




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