Ya'll, I've got some bad habits. I'm not a crack addict or smoke or anything but I have some habits that really are stupid. So I've spent the last two weeks working on breaking them.

What? Yeah that's right, they say it takes 21 days to form a habit but I can say this much, it takes a lot longer to break them. I'm only 18 days in and I'm still struggling! So here's what I've been working on breaking.

Reading Gossip RSS Feeds
Perez, RadarOnline, PopEater, TMZ, I'm all over them! I subscribe to their RSS feeds and usually spend my entire lunch break diving into the lives of celebrities.. the good, the bad and the ugly. Mostly ugly. But seriously, who cares? Not this girl! Not anymore at least. This has been one of my easiest to break. Now, I check the news really fast and spend my lunch hour doing more productive things like reading my latest Nook book or my daily scripture reads. Much more good for my mind and soul.

Eating Junk Food/Late Night Eating
Ok, not doing so great on this but I'm getting better little by little. I love junk. Cookies. Candy. Chocolate. Cake. Whatever. If it's processed food and not healthy, I'm usually a huge fan. So I've all but totally cut these out. If I can go a little longer on this I think I'm going to try a sugar fast. We'll see.

One that's coming a little easier is late night eating. I still like some popcorn here or there while watching our TV shows or a movie but I refuse to snack after 8pm. Granted, most nights we aren't even getting home and grabbing dinner until 8 (see below about over scheduling) but hey, it's dinner.. not a snack!

Over Scheduling
I've taken on some bigger roles lately and added to that my son's karate and football schedule and there's not a lot of wiggling room. So instead of just booking everything that comes my way, I've learned to say "No, I'm sorry I've got something else booked". And honestly, a lot of the times I don't feel too bad about it. My life is still way booked and way stressful but hey, I'm working on it!

Negative Thinking
I do this a lot. I find the negative in things (and people) way more quickly than I do the positive. I'm not just going around looking for negative but it does seem to just creep in. So out with the negative and in with the positive! I'm making an effort to recognize when I'm turning negative thoughts around in my head and instead I spin the positive.

No Texting & Driving
Ok. This one is for real. I caught myself answering quick texts while driving. I know it's bad. So I'm putting my money where my mouth is (because I tell everyone not to do it) and I'm not doing it. I'm not answering your texts when I'm driving anymore so don't get mad thinking I'm ignoring you, I'm just cruising!

Watching Reality TV
SIKE! I'm not giving up my reality TV, we all gotta have a vice!

Ok.. so that's my vices that are getting the boot. How bout ya'll?


Image and video hosting by TinyPic