Actress and TV host Amy Perez believes there is a need for everyone to form good habits to be able to win battles in life.
She shared this thought today in her Instagram page, Dec. 12, where she showed a Bible passage from Philippians 4:8 which said, “Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right and pure.”
“If forming good habits were easy, we’d all be happy, healthy, and fit comfortably in that cute party dress. But it’s the good habits that give us a run for our money, right? Which means we need to bring our best to the effort,” she pointed out.
According to Perez, if one is “struggling to develop a new habit,” it might help to ask, “What’s holding me back?” Some of these roadblocks could be fear, and a lack of motivation and/or information to reach a goal.
“A little research or a life coach can go a long way in providing the how-tos. And in Scripture after Scripture, God encourages us to ‘be strong and courageous,’ because the battles we face are actually His to win, if only we seek His help. Bringing Him into the fight with us makes fear start to fall away,” she explained.
For Perez, good motivation is when one tries to be mindful of one’s acts. Doing things consistently, she believes, could be beneficial to one’s self. She cites an example out of staying in bed instead of getting up for a daily exercise. She tells her fans and followers to not “give power to your tiredness.”
“Think instead on how much happier you’ll be once you’ve finished your workout. Think on the good results you’re achieving — better health, more confidence, a stronger body, a longer life with the people you love. And think on the fact that you’re worth it,” she said, connecting it all to faith. JB