Structuring habits is not an avenue to restriction. When the right habits are structured, they pay dividends. You will experience this by tuning into how the effect of the habit shows up hours or days later. A regular practice reminds us to breathe and pause while experiencing intense energy so we can better navigate how we want to react to it.
A habit that continues to benefit may take a bit of planning and boundary building in the beginning, but with consistency, your world adjusts to incorporate it.
This is the practice of tapas. The friction of change through challenge. But just because tapas is there in the beginning, doesn’t mean it will stay. The habits that feed you protect you differently. They ask different questions and get you thinking about how you feel in a deeper way. This is growth. This is the practice.