I eat 4-6 eggs almost every day.
This post is not about the eggs.
It’s about the ‘almost’.
There are many things I do daily, and others that I do almost daily.
I’ve written many times about the importance of positive, daily habits.
It’s important to remember that some things are better almost every day – but not definitely every day.
Here’s how I see the difference:
A positive daily habit is any one that is working for you in ALL aspects, daily.
Now, that may sound a little vague.
Let’s look at meditation.
There is a vast body of evidence that daily meditation is beneficial.
However, if the idea that you have to meditate because you did it yesterday is overly stressing you out, then perhaps you should not be putting so much pressure on yourself to do that, for that reason.
You must constantly be evaluating this.
Meditation might help you 1,000 days in a row, but maybe, on day 1,001, it’s simply not the day.
Now, that example is unlikely.
More likely would be this one:
“I need to go to the gym every day.”
That’s simply not always true.
Or, “I need to eat eggs every day.”
Also not always true. Sometimes your body needs something else.