You’re treading water successfully
Or are you really?
Don’t you want to see the deep?
It’s not so hard.
Just forgive yourself and
Feel the water over you.
I personally love Incubus. Never gave this song a listen because it is presumed to be associated with Twilight, even though its not. But it just so happened to play when I opened my Mozilla browser and it couldn’t have been any more perfect.
You know, sometimes bad habits get the better of us. Even if we realize the harm it causes in us and others, why is it so hard to change that one tiny bit part of ourselves? I’m almost certain every person has that one thing. And of course it can be anything from always being late, not communicating with loved ones, avoiding family reunions, not going to church, breaking promises, going back to someone when you know you should not, or on a more serious note; addiction.
But isn’t that what a bad habit is? You become addicted to doing something a certain way? How can you break off a bad habit if the last thing on your mind is realizing that in fact it is an addiction? For example, I have the habit of always being late no matter what, where, who, or when, I am late. This is something I picked up earlier in my childhood like lets say 3rd grade or so. I would wake up for school, start getting ready and somewhere along the lines I’d end up late to school. Now I don’t quite remember why being punctual was not enforced since I was so young. Maybe this was lack of enforcement which basically allowed this bad habit of mine. Who knows. The question is how do you change something which has become the very core of me? It is so easy to pick up bad habits and you may not even realize until someone else lets you know. What is your bad habit?
Well the matter of fact is, I have come to the point where too much is at stake to continue this tardy habit of mine. That and other annoying habits. Its nothing but psychology. The only way is to just to learn another habit! A healthy one this time! How can I do this? By tricking my mind into believing I have to be ready at a “fake” earlier time… naturally I will be late but by the time I am late it will actually be a decent time to be ready. Or maybe I can plan out the amount of time it takes to get each thing, make a schedule, and use that as guidance. The key is honesty though. Only you know how much actual time it takes you so plan accordingly.
There are many solutions and alternatives to bad habits. My mother has the habit of drinking coffee for example and in the health that she’s in, it isn’t recommended. Instead of drinking coffee she should be drinking water… a little bit of juice…tea now and then. If she can get in the habit of drinking all of these other liquids, the natural need for coffee will eventually disappear. However its easier said than done. I’ve noticed though, she hasn’t picked up a mug of coffee in a while. Perhaps I should ask her how she stops herself from drinking it. Haha or maybe she has been picking one up and I don’t even know! Anyway what are your recommendations to break our habits and what is your strategy to breaking yours? Or you might just be a perfect person and have nothing but good, healthy habits! If that is you, I envy you >.<