Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bad Habits I Need to Change in 2017


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Biting my nails

I've been a chronic nail biter for years and I've mentioned this before how I don't know why i started it. I think it's stress/boredom related but I haven't pinpointed it yet. I need to cut back and usually have fake nails on but instead I need to stop it. So my nerves need to go somewhere- I've tried the stinky nail polish and all that mumbo jumbo, none of it works for me. 

Not answering people back (mostly calls/emails)

Usually I will text like cray, cray. But I'm not a good phone caller or emailer- usually, my email grammar and dialect is nothing to be desired but I'm working on it as I become more professional. I don't feel very confident or comfortable being on the phone. I don't know why I have had so many bad experiences on the phone so I equate it to that.   

Not cleaning up after dinner/dishes never get into dishwasher

It's easy to get caught up by making food and eating that by the time that you need to clean the dishes and put them in the dishwasher. But a good way to keep your kitchen clean constantly is to do them directly after you eat or as you cook. And if you clean them or pile them in the sink, they can live there for hours or days (sometimes longer). But if you don't want your house getting stinky of dirty dishes then try to make a habit of cleaning your kitchen before bed.

Going too long without shower/dry shampoo on 4th day hair

I am not a disgusting person I promise but sometimes it takes me an extra day or two to pull myself together. Dry shampoo is a miracle worker my favorite one to use is this one by Living Proof   OR (this one by Amika). Perfume goes a long way but I feel a million times better after a hot shower with some wet body moisturizer and shaving those legs (after winter leaves us-ha ha) So creating a daily routine is definitely needed in my life sooner than later.

Never using my brand new planner

Speaking of making a daily routine- this is where and when my new beautiful planner would come in handy. I don't have hourly time commitments but I'll use it more for all my daily to-do's and appointments I may have. I need to incorporate colors and washi tape to motivate me more. I do really enjoy the goals part of the planner but I need a wider, space for daily and not as much for weekly or other areas of my life. Writing in my plans for my week is a good practice so I need to keep doing that. What do you do in your weekend that helps during the week?

Never hanging up my clean clothes

Doing the laundry is one of my favorite things but putting them all away for over an hour is NOT. I hate the tedious manner in which hanging up all my clothes except my pants and pajamas takes all the time in the world. I hurt my back usually doing it, I'm short so it's a lot more difficult and I try to set up a system to get it done quicker. I put everything on hangers on my bed, I put away all my under-things and socks (same for husbands things) and then I grab a step stool so I can then put it nearest the side of clothes to put up first. All the while, however long it takes me I am normally listening to music or podcasts or an audio book on my Amazon Echo Dot. I have been attempting a color ordered wardrobe so wish me luck to keep that up.

Not drinking enough water

I despise drinking flavorless water. Tap water-yuck. It has to be cold and not taste like nothing. by eating green, leafy and watery veggies and foods that contain water of their own. I avoid drinking plain water as much as I can. But I can drink it if I'm really needing it (my body craves it) and if I'm honestly feeling hot or dehydrated it's the first thing I will do. I use water enhancers to combat my detest to mucky 'ol drinking water. I love lemonade and berry flavors. You can instead buy a infuser but I have a very nice smart water bottle so I use that one.

Writing posts last minute/procrastination/preoccupied brain

And lastly, this post is very last moment but I hope it's helpful and fun to point out some great things that I (and maybe you) want to change for this year. I procrastinate with the best of them by watching hours of a silly show that won't change my life. Or often spending hours looking through social media at bloggers and people I don't know and won't meet. I put too much emphasis on this in my daily life so it's time to break that. Often I think I am a master at the multi-task. I have indeed learned I am not. I like to pretend I am and stay busy while darting around my computer, house and through my phone but it isn't very productive and hasn't gotten me far. So while I wish I could do ten things at once; I'm sure mommies and daddies wish they could too. One thing at a time that's my new rule. And it's proven itself here.
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10 comments

  1. It is great to identify the bad habits, and to take steps to change them :) I also did this in 2017, and I made sure to create goals around changing them:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I gotta make a routine but i'm not a morning person so I see more need for sleep than morning time- even though it's healthy! I'm working on it! Have any tips or helpful links?

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  2. I truly need to try that dry shampoo! Showering and blow drying just seem to take forever!

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    1. Seriously! Either one is great. And works well! I really love them or I wouldn't recommend them.

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  3. Yeah agree..on the water thing. I promise myself I will do this every day...and yet another day goes by and I don't...

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    1. It's so difficult. This is exactly what I do. But just try. A glass a day. Two glasses a day. I have been drinking 8 oz every time I go to the bathroom as a routine to start drinking more. Or at commercials. And especially during exercise! Good luck!

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  4. Water, procrastination, and dishes. I am going to fill up a glass right now, load the dishwasher and get to work.

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    1. Good Job! I believe in you! You can do it! I work better at night so i'm taking a rest and then I'll dig into blog work and to dos.

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  5. Amazing article!!! I have so many similar things I need to change. Definitely need to stop procrastinating, and drink more water. Thanks for reminding me lol

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    1. Sure thing darling! Glad you found it helpful just trying to help change people's habits. Mine are bad enough so hopefully it'll be motivating to someone. Thanks for the comment.!

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