Bad habits are asy to get back into
Thursday, December 20, 2012
As a part of my 100 day challenge for myself I am getting organized. I used to be very disorganized, clothes thrown all over the bed, closet in a mess, shoes on the ground, can't find anything. It was so frustrating. So I decided that organization was one of the things I wanted work on,
I started out small. making my bed every morning, no matter how busy or late I was. I am happy to say I have been doing this consistently for the past 3 months. I realize though is that in taking that small steps I started doing other things that made my space neater. I packed a box full of clothes that I don't wear for charity. I organized my closet. No more shoes on the floor the dresser is clutter free, my handbag only has the essentials, my desk at work is neat. I just got the urge to clear everything from anywhere it was not needed. I feel so proud of myself,
Cue this week, I am PMSing not in a good mood at all. Last night I tried on 2 dresses I think could be worn to a friend's wedding next week . I tried them on took them off and left them on the bed. I then laid on the bed and I realize that I also had a unfolded sheet set on the bed, a towel and an additional dress. Where did all this stuff come from? I looked on my dresser and realized that there were unnecessary stuff on it to. Semi- frustrated and tired I was going to leave everything as is. I thought to myself maybe I cannot do this organization thing. I gave in for a while. But I said to myself "what if you only folded the towel and hang the dresses up?" And I did just that. Not too much work. When I woke up in the morning I moved a couple of things off the dresser. The place is looking much better.
I realize that old bad habits are easy to fall back into. And it is something that will happen. It is easy to tell yourself that things are great when you are doing well. And sometimes one bad habit just kicks in and you don't even realize, may you have stopped drinking as much water. We say oh! that's nothing and then next to go is the fruits and veg till we are back on the unhealthy wagon or in my case the messy wagon.
It is much easy to nip the bad habit in the bid as soon as it appears than to wait until your back in that groove. If you have not drank enough water today , go drink some now and make sure to continue tomorrow, if you didn't have any fruits and veg yesterday make sure you eat at least an orange today. If you did not work out yesterday get at least 10 minutes in today.
Do not let that bad habit creep back in! You will regret not keeping it in check today