12 Days of Reflection

12 Day of Reflection: Day 3 – Bad Habits

The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the bad habit

– Bryant McGill

Theres a saying that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit; and around Christmas time you alway notice habits more, or come up with multiple things you want to share when the new year comes around.

This year, i have learnt to beat my addiction to procrastination and found a habit in bullet journalling my day order to overcome the desire to procrastinate.

I do however have a number of bad habits i am aiming to overcome as 2018 roles in. The first is keeping my room clean; i have such a bad time keeping my room clean and organised. Doing this would help me out in multiple ways; when i am running late, or trying to get into study mode. I am overcoming this by adding a  15 minute clean to my everyday todo list. This gives me time to keep up on the laundry, the mess and cleaning my bathroom; hopefully allowing me to have a clean and organised 2018.

My other current bad habit is my diet; i eat so much bad food and nowhere near enough healthy food. My aim is to make a habit of making my own lunch to take to work and school. I walk over 12,000 steps a day and get about an hour of exercise, if you include the dog walk or two a day; what lets me down is the bad diet making all the activeness worthless.

Acknowledging and reflecting on bad habits is what helps you to beat them. Knowing where you are failing or what is going wrong during a lab experiment prevents you making the same mistakes; the principle is the same with lifestyle.

My acknowledgement and change of these habits at the end of 2017 will help me ensure that 2018 will be the best year yet for me.

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