Fittingly, the #reverb16 prompt this month is focused on the topic of habits. As is my mindset blog posts and Sarah and I's podcast 25% Friends. I love it when I can make a theme come together! We are going to have our first chat about habits and personality type this Thursday, so please tune in!
Habits | If you could magically change one of your habits, what would it be and why?
This was a lot harder for me to answer than I thought it would be. I mean, if you could magically change anything about yourself, there is a floodgate of insecurity that could be unleashed onto that wish, right? Well, last friday in my Reality Check I went through some of my own personal good and bad habits. So, I went through my bad habits list for some ideas.
Social Media. Do I really want to change this? Yes, I suppose I do. But what do I want to change about it? I love my facebook newsfeed because I have gone to the trouble of hiding any friend or acquaintance on there that I don't want to see updates from all the time- why don't I just unfriend them, you ask? Well, I do still like to maintain that connection, and if I'm wondering how they're doing, I like to just look them up and be able to scroll through and do the whole stalker thing at my leisure. Especially during an election year. Egad. But the best part about my newsfeed is that it's packed with all of the things I want to see. Updates from bloggers, news headlines, exercise and nutrition articles, and other general information that helps me stay up to date on pop culture, current events, and the latest in research on topics that interest me. That's all I see! Plus the pictures posted of my family in the UK, and other dear friends that I miss tremedously.
So, is my obsessiveness with checking social media something that I want to magically change? Perhaps the obsessiveness part. Or, the general desire to always be engaged and updated with everything happening in the world. I'd like to go back to being OK with boredom and have some "alone time" in my mind to think and process things. I'm not going to waste my one magic wish on this though.
Water. I expressed an interest in making this change. I have had a hard time remembering to drink more water, and I really don't know why! I exercise and sweat regularly, I need to stay hydrated for good performance. But, my body does not apparently suffer, that I notice at least, and I very rarely say wow I'm so thirsty. I'm just not. But I know that I should. I know it is a requirement, even though my body does not speak to me about it. So, perhaps magic would help me in this instance.
Sugar. It's something I'd like to reduce my desire for, but without giving up altogether. OK, so that is definitely something that could only happen via magic. I feel like sugar is an all-or-nothing proposition because of its addictive properties. Studies have shown that sugar is more addictive than cocaine. Good thing I never tried cocaine!!! So how do you get off of it? You eliminate it altogether. I'm not an abstainer, for the most part. I'm a moderator. And even if I could magically take my entire desire for sugar away (for many that would be ideal) I wouldn't because that just makes me really sad. It's the addiction talking.
Lululemon. I have no desire to change this. That is all. if I could redirect my wish to make it so I get a 50% or more discount, then I'll take that over both the wish to drink more water and to eat less sugar.
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