During my recent July vacation period, I worked on implementing a habit into my life. Not just for the month, but I aimed to end up doing it regularly. Instead of choosing something like running, which I knew I would do anyways, I chose something I struggle with and I know it is important.
Reading. My challenge was all about reading. My goal was to read 2-3 books over the vacation, one about mindsets that could convince me why I could become a good reader and another about my passion that kept me engaged in the book. Now, after accomplishing my goal, I learn and enjoy my time while reading, something I wouldn't imagine one ayer ago.
At first, during my first two weeks, I was at the beach alone in my house (without people my age). Having some free time and peace all around my house, I had everything set to succeed in reading. Neither the spot nor the time were things I needed to take into account when reading. Then, suddenly, my brother and six friends arrived for the last two weeks. With them, an overwhelming space was created, in which we always had something to do. Luckily, I had already been hooked into my books, so I was trying to create times for my to read. During this two final weeks, I read about five days a week, and not as much as I had done the first two weeks. Finding the time and space without distractions was a tough challenge I faced during this time, but the drive I had to make it happen made me notice I was suddenly engaged with reading.
Now, reflecting on the habit I chose and the way I developed it, I am really proud with myself to overcome something that had always been my weakness, and I thought I would have been forever, but with a change into a growth mindset that I am developing into the areas of my weaknesses and dislikes, I was able to achieve my goal. Now for the rest of this school year, I am starting to be conscious about my mindset. I'm constantly aware of how I'm reacting to every situation, trying to approach every