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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
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    Great blog! I too suffer from disorganization. One of my goals for the new year is to take small steps to become better organized and keep it that way.
    1907 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    I can so relate to your blog! Very timely as I am striving to keep some order in my bedroom. I did put away clothes tonight and feel somewhat in control!
    1908 days ago
    My diamond girl just the blog I needed to read today! I tend to slip into old habit easily. I stress eat, and this time of year I see comfort foods. Of course it does not help that I am making them for friends and family. I am so proud of you and for the strives that you have made! You are amazing taking care of you and a house full of men! You keep shinning diamond girl!

    1911 days ago
    Procrastination is an awful thing and so, so hard to overcome!! Great work on recognizing you were slipping and getting back on track. :)
    1911 days ago
    Loved the blog, I recognize my daughter in the procastinating and room that could be picked up. This fits all of our life in putting off what could be done now instead of delaying putting forth the effort.
    1912 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Great blog. emoticon
    1913 days ago
    Great blog and so true! Like Barney Fife would say, "Nip it! Nip it in the bud!".
    1913 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77
    You are so right; Those bad habits do return way too quickly
    I don't understand how we can "kick the habit" and do what we need to do for months then one day that "habit" shows up and is back in full force.
    But we kicked it once, right?
    So we can and will do it again

    Keep on pushing, Celeste; you are awesome!

    1913 days ago
    GREAT blog and great encouragement for a procrastinator such as myself!!! :)
    1913 days ago
    oh, honey... now is not the time to try dresses on! you're brave.. lol. when i PMS i hold a LOT of water..even more now that i'm drinking 8+ glasses a day.
    1913 days ago
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