Breaking The Habit

I tried to get rid of some habits today. Which didn’t happen. My list of habits goes extremely far, and let me say it includes but is not limited to the following:

  • complaining
  • whingeing about the smallest things that don’t really matter
  • overanalysing little things such as a single line of text
  • going on my iPhone to check my email as soon as I wake up
  • going online before I even get breakfast (at least most of the time I make my bed first πŸ˜›)

There’s probably only one habit I’ve ditched: hair pulling. I used to pull out a lot of my hair. I fidget a lot more than I care to say, and playing with my hair has been a real habit. I’ve twirled my hair, nibbled on it, held it between my lips, looked for split ends, rubbed it between my fingers… you get the point. 😐 Pulling out thicker hairs was a habit that I had in the past.

It got so bad that I ended up with a huge bald patch at the top of my head. James could notice it when we hugged, but he noticed when I stopped and when it started going away. My mum could even see the bald patch on top of my head. 😞

Some habits can get pretty nasty. I’ve got a horrible eating habit of eating the whole packet when I buy lollies or chocolate. It’s hard to resist, but I’m sure many of us are like that with junk food.

I mentioned this in an old blog, but one time when we had parties in high school at the end of term, people would bring in junk food for everyone to share. One of those days, I just ate a large bunch of chocolate eclairs and lollies. I was literally sick the rest of the afternoon and James and Lilian had to feed me water and get me a paper bag because it got to the point where it was difficult to breathe. Too much sugar does that to you, I guess.

Not to mention I have a high cholesterol, which I try to keep under control… but sometimes I can’t help it. If I didn’t have a fast metabolism it would help. I’m thin and I take it for granted.

Today though, I did the dishes! I’m so proud. Usually I leave them until the next morning. 😰 I also have a crappy habit of not brushing my teeth when it’s the holidays and when I’m not going out. I feel like I ruin my good teeth, thinking they’re all straight and perfect, then I get bloody bleeding gums. That’s when Sebby told me to brush my teeth after every meal.

I did that today. πŸ˜…

My mum also tried to make it a habit for me to eat fruit daily. She forced it upon my brother and I when we were younger but I still need to be reminded. I ate a pear and an apple today though, and I know I should eat fruit daily to keep me healthy. πŸ˜€

What are your bad habits?

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