Habits

It’s Not in Me to Give, Apparently

Canadian Blood Services always tells us, “It’s in you to give,” but I’m starting to seriously doubt whether it applies to me.  I’ve tried countless times but there are so many checks and balances along the way, it’s almost a miracle if I ever give a donation.  If you’ve never given blood, here’s a preparatory […]

Habit Inertia

The easiest thing to do is keep status quo. Change is hard (duh). Doing anything different is a pain in the butt, and unless it’s forced or I’m particularly motivated, I inevitably choose the path of less resistance. I think that’s human nature. And I’ve been struggling with my nature for the last few weeks. […]

Drinking Water is Dull, and Other Important Service Announcements

My progress in learning new habits has pretty much come to a grinding halt. This is mostly due to our insane schedule over the past few months, not that I need excuses but there it is. When I hardly have time to get a decent night’s sleep and my days are constantly go, go, go, […]

Habitual Updates – Round 1

You may recall from a couple months ago this post where I talked about adopting 11 new habits as part of my set of goals this year; I spoke about choosing to divide and conquer and the 3 habits I selected to try first are highlighted below: Blog 2 times weekly. Drink 8 glasses of […]

Let the Habit-ization Begin

I’m attempting to adopt the following 11 habits over the course of my 31st year: Blog 2 times weekly. Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Eat dinner at the kitchen table every week night. Eat salad daily. Exercise for 45 minutes 3 times weekly. Floss daily. Go 1 day every week without TV. Go to […]

Concerning Habits

  Habit   noun A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.  (Oxford Dictionary) A usual way of behaving; something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.  (Merriam-Webster) A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition; an established disposition of […]