Bad habits- We all have them and make excuses for them. I work out like a beast but still eat crap. But I work out so it makes it okay. Right? No. It’s a bad habit.
It is said that it can take upwards of 90 days to make a new habit, so I’m going to assume it will take that long to break one. I need to figure out how to do it and how to succeed at it.
- I must make this a priority. I don’t have to make huge steps just steps that I take every day towards my goal. Slow and steady wins the race.
- I must figure out what triggers my desire to munch on emotional cookie. Once I know, I must move away from the trigger. Like…don’t sit in the kitchen.
- Prepare for the positive- what will replace the emotional cookies? Fruit smoothie, a walk, playing with the dogs, hangin’ with the Hubs doin’ awesome stuff…
- Take it one day at a time and allow for screw-ups. A cheat moment is not the end of the journey. It’s just a chance to start again.
I have made a few backslides lately and not just in my eating habits. I have allowed my past to creep in and taint my present. This is also a bad habit. As long as I allow the specters of days-gone-by to inflict pain in my today I will never be free of its shadow. This is a habit I must and will break- NOW. Yesterday no longer has power over who I am and what I have become. Today is the only day that matters and today is a damn good day. I will focus on the good that the sun brought with it this morning. I will enjoy the breeze and move forward with each gust. I will make a choice to see what is ahead and not look over my shoulder at the things that no longer matter.
There are good and bad habits. I love my gym time, but then I come home and each crap. With the good came the bad. But I can change that. I can prepare a healthy choice for when I return from the gym. I can have a smoothie waiting. I can make a plan. That is what I am going to do. When I get trapped in my head and the shadows try to creep in- I will take a walk or listen to music or take a walk while listening to music. There are ways out of the trap of a bad habit and I am going to find my way out of the labyinth.
48 will be my best year yet.
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Until then…Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.