Quote of the Day: “A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it’s an undo-it-yourself project.”
Spring has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to declutter. Have you heard of the app Nextdoor? I’ve noticed that everyone on that app is cleaning out their house and selling so much stuff! It’s kind of insane. Honestly though, this is the perfect time to do so.
Getting rid of things you no longer use is important, but ditching bad habits is equally as important… well maybe even more so. I have acknowledged this list of bad habits that I continually perform and am deciding to make a conscious effort to get rid of them.
Too Much Screen Time
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is scroll on my phone. When I go to sleep at night, the last thing I do is scroll on my phone. I know it’s not good for me and I know it’s a waste of time, but I can’t seem to stop doing it. I’ll check Instagram with the intention of being on it for only a few minutes, but then I’ll go down a hole and one thing will lead to another and then BAM 30 minutes wasted.
I know my friend has a timer set on her phone that only allows her to go on social media for a TOTAL of 30 minutes per day. Honestly, genius and such a good way to cut back screen time. Also, maybe instead of grabbing my phone first thing in the morning, I just get out of bed and perform my usual morning routine.
Picking My Nails
This seems like such a middle school thing to do, but I do, in fact, still pick my nails. If I have nail polish on, then it’s not problem. But once that nail polish starts chipping, game over. Nails done. Now, I just constantly have nail polish on my fingers. However, this strategy doesn’t seem to work with my toenails. LOL at me picking my toe nails. Does anyone else do this? Sometimes I pick it so much, that my nail starts bleeding and I get an ingrown toe nail and it gets swollen and hurts. TMI?
Bailing on Plans
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ashamed of this one. Are you ever in that situation where you make plans like a week in advance (or even a few days in advance) and at the time it sounds great, but then once that time rolls around, you just are not up for it at all? Well, that happens to me often. I try and be social and do things, but when that time comes around, all I want to do is stay home… such a home body.
Every time I don’t bail (bahaha I really don’t bail that much) I always end up having a pretty good time and don’t often regret it. I especially think now is the time for me to do more things with people as my social group is getting smaller and smaller each day.
I do think there are appropriate times to bail though… just throwing out there.
I am the world’s BIGGEST complainer and I’m not afraid to admit it. I complain when it’s cold. I complain when it’s hot. I complain when I’m bored. I complain when I’m busy. Damn I’m annoying. These things are so not worth complaining at all and I should just be happy that I’m bored and can take time to chill or that I’m busy and not bored sitting around.
Man this habit seriously needs to go. Is that complaining? I don’t know.
This is kind of funny because at the same time, I don’t share anything. It really depends on whom I’m talking to. There are very specific people in my life who sharing any sort of information seems close to impossible. Then there are other people in my life who I overshare information with. It’s really weird and I can’t really explain it. All I know is that the people I do overshare with definitely do not need to know every detail about everything. Things are good sacred.
If you’re one of the people that get nothing out of me… I apologize. That is a habit I will work on as well.
Do you have any bad habits you need to ditch?