Habits

Habits

So I’m sure we have all heard the well known saying “old habits die hard”. For me personally, I have found that it’s usually bad habits that are the hardest to get rid off. It kind of reminds me of the other saying “It’s easy to put on weight, but hard to loose weight”. Whether or not that is a saying, it’s true! Anyway, the word habit and the saying mentioned above got me thinking. And I came to the conclusion that I am tired. In fact I am fed up. I don’t want to keep giving power to habits and characteristics that make my life harder. So I have made up my mind that I will start a detox. 2018 is the year that I get rid of habits that prevent my progress, stunt my growth and give me stress!

SPIRITUAL HABITS

A habit I’m not proud of. But a habit that I will admit I have, in order for me to get rid of it, is the fact that I fail to make God my first my priority. I know this because when assessing what I spend most time doing. Spending time with God is not the thing I do the most. As a result, I have fallen into the habit of putting other things before God. And the worst thing is, when I know I need God I run back to him like nothing ever happened. Imagine this in friendship. If you had a friend who constantly ignored your messages and calls, never checked up on you, never wished you happy birthday but when they needed you appeared like nothing happened. Would you still be friends with that person? Well, after your response, I’m relieved that you are not God. However, it may sound like I’m being too hard on myself. But I know I have to be so that I can kill this habit.

DAY TO DAY HABITS

If you don’t know, I’m a student. I am currently in exam season. But I think moving on from this season I aim to learn 3 hours a day. This will be very hard to do alongside assignments and having a social life. Nonetheless, I believe that it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make. For the reason that, in doing this, my exam periods would not be as stressful as they are. Therefore, I want to get rid of the habit of binge watching things and excessively sleeping. Instead, I will invest my time into reading, learning or even blogging. These are mental investments that will serve me well.

FINANCIAL HABITS

I want to stop spending my student finance therefore money that isn’t mine! And I want to start saving. Sometimes, the smallest things can really add up. Like those chicken wings you bought for a pound 5 times in that week. That is £5! When in all honesty, you could have spent about £3 on a pack of 20 wings, made it yourself. And if you really wanted to have 4 each over the course of 5 days. So yeah, unless I really need to, I won’t buy it. Instead I will learn to save it. This is easier said than done but I aim to do it. From. February hehehe.

EATING HABITS

Sigh, this one is a hard one. But I realised that I think I’m one of those people that eats out of boredom not necessarily hunger. As a result, I have extra weight that I shouldn’t really have. Also, because I have a lot of all-nighters I eat really late in the night. But I’m going to try and make sure I don’t eat 2 hours before I’m about to sleep. That means I even need to be more structured with the time I go to bed because I need to know when I can’t eat. Have you heard the whole don’t eat after 7pm tale. Yeah I think the more realistic and rational option is to not eat 2hrs before you are about to sleep. As this would give your system more time to digest the food. As a result, unnecessary weight would disappear. Hopefully!

 

Now don’t get me wrong. There are habits that are engraved in my lifestyle that are very good and have helped me become who I am today. However, the habits I have mentioned above are things that I aim to get rid off in order for me to become a better person and get closer to reaching my full potential. If you get where I am coming from, comment below and let me know what habit you aim to get rid off. And lets embark on this journey together!!

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Abi x

 

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