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Bad Habits

I’m almost ashamed to expose myself on this topic, but here it goes!

My top three worst habits are: swearing, smoking, and over-eating.  I do have other bad habits, such as not often following through with big plans, and backing out on outings due to my anxiety.  But I’m going to talk about the worst one’s here.

My swearing has become awful!  I swear in nearly every sentence when I speak, and I’ve even caught myself slip in professional situations.  This is something I want to cut back on drastically, but I’m not sure how to do it!  I don’t even notice myself swear most of the time, but when I do it echoes in my head for a while.  I’ll sometimes think back over social situations that occurred during the day and wonder if I offended anyone with my language.  If anyone has any suggestions for this, please do share!

Smoking is a disgusting, stinky, expensive habit that I HATE!  I have quit several times in the last 12 years, for even up to 2 years at a time.  But I always end up coming back to it.  Its a very social activity for me, and when I am not around other smokers I smoke much less, if at all.  However right now my mom, my fiance, and just about everyone I spend time with smokes, so it would be near-impossible to stop right now.  If I have the occasional cigarette it makes the smell of other smokers bearable.  Otherwise the smell is overwhelming and even a bit nauseating to me.  I can’t very well ask everyone around me to quit, as that’s a personal decision.  And though it would be much better for my health to just look out for me and forbid it from being around me, I fear I would not see much of anyone anymore because they would all be hanging out where they could smoke without the hostility.  Yes, I’ve tried it all before and it was not at all pleasant.  So for right now, and for the foreseeable future, I’m a smoker.  (Unless I get pregnant at some point after that reversal surgery.  Then NO ONE will smoke around me.  Period.)

Over-eating is a habit picked up from being short on food.  At this point in time we are not generally short on food, as I have our grocery budget under control.  I have been cutting back on serving size so I don’t get overstuffed, and limiting myself to one serving (no seconds).  So this I am working on.

The first step to making changes is admitting there is a problem.  These are my problems.  Maybe now that I’ve made it public, I’ll have more motivation to fix it!

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Day 22 – My Worst Habits
*written for the 30-Day Blogging Challenge.

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