So maybe I didn’t journal every morning, but hey, 20 days of journaling is good for someone who is so busy to start a new habit! What have you tried to start but never finished? Along with journaling, I’m always trying to stop picking/peeling my nails. It sounds awful but something about doing that habit is “satisfying.” People always ask, well WHY do you pick your nails? Just like everyone else, I do something completely random that doesn’t actually help to “calm my nerves.” I usually pick when I’m angry or stressed and feel stuck, as if there is nothing I can do about the situation. I have definitely gotten better. I used to pick all the time. Granted, twirling doesn’t allow me to have long nails, but I picked them past short. And yes, it hurt! So why???? This is the question I really can’t answer because I say “stress,” but picking my nails doesn’t make the stress go away.
Doing your habit doesn’t make life go away.
I think it’s important to point that out, y’all. One of my mottos is “It’s already happened.” Usually, by the time we realize something is wrong or that we’ve made a poor decision, we’ve already made it and the consequences are there or coming soon. So really, there’s usually almost nothing that can change what’s already happened or is happening. It’s just a matter of why did this happen and what would I do if it happened again.
Well my time’s up, folks. Good luck with your habits!
P.S. I’m feeling better this morning, as I do every morning, so hopefully today will be the day that I continue to feel better in the afternoon and the evening.
I'm a teacher, I have a baton twirling team, and I'm chasing the good life.
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