Bad habits I am ready to drop this year.

“A bad habit is like fire; you can’t play with it and expect not to get burned,” as they say. On the other hand, it wastes time and is physically, psychologically, and emotionally taxing.
Since last year, I’ve been a work in progress. I wanted to break a lot of bad habits, and I’m very glad I managed to get rid of some of them. In contrast to prior years, this year the had gone down. I’ll be focusing more on good habits. I’m also ready to change my bad habits and replace them with better ones. By the end of the year, I hope to have become a better steward. They say it takes 21 days to form a good habit. So I have the entire year to work on that. I’ll be a pro by then.

Here are the bad habits I’m ready to drop this year:

  • Many details on ideas that are never implemented.
  • Nail biting
  • Not consistently following my daily routine
  •  Bunking church
  • Wasting time on youtube, as if I want to start a channel. That would have been better.
  • I am consuming a lot of meat and sugar (winks) and I need an accountability partner to help me because, wow.
  • Ignoring calls and texts
  • Lateness in replies to important emails
  • Staying up late
  • Not coping well with rejection (I need help)
  • Using social media platforms
  • Regular meal skipping
  • Self-rejection
  • Self-criticism
  • Self-sabotage

Habits break habits. Like I said when I started the post, I have improved on many things in my life as compared to the past years. There are habits which one developed and still developing that I managed to stick to and I’m grateful. Two books that helped me to overcome some of my bad habits and substitute them with good ones are The-5-am-club by Robin Sharma and Atomic Habits by James Clear. You can check the books on Amazon. You will not regret it.

I’m prepared for each day to:

  • Pray and study the word
  •  Exercise 
  • Read a book
  • Obedience to God.
  • Two blogs per week
  •  Write everyday
  • Keep a daily journal.
  • Practice sign language.
  • Comment and read more blogs.
  • Go on solo dates (often).
  • Go for walks.
  • Attend church services.
  • More love and giving
  • Become a good steward.
  •  More humour

Breaking bad habits requires time and effort. Do not be too hard on yourself if they manage to snare you and you end up falling into the trap. Get up and keep going. Focus on developing habits that will eventually become a lifestyle.

What bad habits do you wish to give up this year, and what do you intend to replace them with?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Remember to follow, like, and share with your friends. Please see the list of my earlier entries below.

From my heart to yours


Leave a Reply