Happy Thursday, Dear Readers.
Why do we continually do the things we know are bad for us? Is it self-sabotage, lack of willpower, or something deeper?
I don’t have too many vices, but the ones I do have are deeply ingrained. My number one nemesis is my night owl tendency, which I discussed in an earlier post. It’s nearly impossible for me to get to bed before 11:30, which leaves me drained and exhausted most days. In the morning, I hit the snooze button a million times, and once I do get up, I feel like crap, until about 9:30 pm, when I finally start getting some energy. The cycle continues….
Diet Pepsi is another baddie in my life. I spend far too much money on it, and it’s bad for my body. It wears away the enamel on my teeth, and God only knows what it’s doing to my stomach. I shudder to think! Supposedly it’s bad for the bones, too, and my mother was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, so I might be susceptible. I can “cut back” to two or three cans a day, if I really try, but giving it up all together would be a nightmare. Water is okay, but if I drink too much of it, I feel sick and bloated. Not to mention it’s boring. Not to mention I have better things to do than run back and forth from the bathroom all day.
I never met a potato chip I didn’t like (well, very few). I’m addicted to long baths, as hot as I can stand. I love to stay up all night and sleep in late on the weekends.
But if I plan to stick to my new workout and writing schedule, which I’ll reveal on Monday, a lot of this has to change (but I’ll probably still squeeze in my two daily cans of Diet Pepsi).
How about you, dear readers? Are you brave enough to confess the bad habits that you suspect are holding you back?
If you beat a bad habit, how did you do it?