A bad habit is a negative behavioral pattern. It is a behavior pattern that is detrimental to your life. Someone once said, “A bad habit is like a comfortable bed. It is easy to get into but hard to get out of.” There are several bad habits in my life that I want and need to get out of. I’ll even take it a step further. There are bad habits that I’ve been carrying around for quite some time and now, I am in the place I am in because of not making changes.
Here are a few bad habits that I have:
My eating habits. – Meaning the times I eat, what I put into my body and my love for sweets. It’s insane! Cupcakes and oreos are my kryptonite. 🙂
Procrastination. – Waiting until the last minute, being lazy, not doing what needs to be done ahead of time and then scrambling at the last minute to get things done.
Lack of exercise. – Working out a couple of times a week, feeling like I achieved something knowing I need to stick to a consistent schedule to see better results.
Sleeping patterns. – Staying up into the late hours of the night. Fighting to get out of the bed early in the morning. This happens way too often.
The time I spend with God. – When I spend time with God out of duty and not out of love. That’s a major problem.
Social Media: – Spending countless amount of time on social networks. You know what I mean, spending too much time browsing, laughing and sharing.
I’m sure I can add something else to this list but I’ll stop with these 6 bad habits. I don’t want to overwhelm you or myself. It is likely you have some bad habits you are carrying around. If you’re like me, you want change, in fact you desire change but you seem to find yourself in a comfortable bed as well. Here are some questions for us who are stuck in the bed, wanting to get out to ponder on:
When is enough, enough? – For real!
How many times are you going to start and stop? – We are like walking stop watches.
When will you stop talking about it and just do it? – Shout out to Nike!
When will you make the decision to break your bad habits? – Hopefully you start now!
The power, the choice, the decision is in your hand. For the next 21 days, I will be embarking in the journey to break these habits that I listed above. Many say it takes 21 days to break and create habits. I’ve tried this out before, and it is true. I know it’s going to take some dedication, sacrifice, some determination and some plain out shut your mouth and get it done type of mentality. I’m up for the journey of becoming better. Are you?
Over the next 21 days, try to do something different. Challenge yourself. Wake up earlier. Go to bed earlier. Read a book. Extend your prayer time. Try running an extra mile. Read a Proverb a day for a month. Instead of eating out, cook a healthy meal. (If you can’t cook, go out to eat!) Eat some fruit instead of chocolate. (I need your prayers on this one). On a serious note. Let’s be the change that we want to see. I’m rooting for you!