Are there any habits you have that you are not proud of? Or maybe you are, but you don’t like talking about them to other people…?
I’ve been going between putting these out there or just keeping them to myself but hey! You’re reading this because you are part of the tribe 🙂
Sometimes it’s not just about saying “This is how I am.” It’s about learning – recognizing your actions aren’t good and changing.
So today, we’re getting really honest here…😅
My relationship with my stomach has never been the best. I go through phases where I want it to be flat and so I put in all the work – less wheat, more workouts to grow abs and all. Then I wake up one day and I just don’t want to work out anymore. Remaining consistent with something that I have no idea when it will yield results is the hardest for me. The other day, I started doing some online work that I had no experience in. As soon as I saw how tasking it was with close to zero results, I ditched it. That being said, I am trying to put in the work and effort where my passion is inclined to, as opposed to what I see others do. So far, there’s a little progress.
Anyone who gets the urge to pee when showering? Yep, I used to for a very long time as a kid and it was so hard to hold so I would just let it flow with the water. Then this became a habit that was so hard to stop. I eventually did. But it’s something I’ve never been proud of, even though so many people say they do it. (I recently saw a vlogger say she did this and on reading the comments section, I know I’m not the only one). If you are bold enough to share this, please do so in the comments 🙂
One thing I have grown to learn about myself is that I like things done a certain way. I like to have a sense of order. This way, I feel like I am in control – of time, workload, and all. Then 2020 happened and well, there was so much uncertainty that came with anxiety for me. I would literally cry because I felt helpless – nothing was in the order I thought it should be in. This is where I literally had to apply some of the Bible verses I knew “Do not worry about tomorrow… Do not be anxious about anything…” and slowly, that lowered my anxiety. I still like to have a sense of order and direction, but let’s just you’re your girl has come a long way.
A few weeks back I was meeting with a friend in town. We had agreed to meet at a certain time and when I got there, she wasn’t there. On calling her, she said it would be five minutes. I ended up waiting for close to an hour 😂. The funny thing is, even in the waiting, I did not get mad. And when she eventually showed up and asked if I was mad, I wasn’t. In another life, I would easily have left after a few minutes of her not showing up. When I say my level of patience has come a long way, believe me, it has. I am not 100% there yet, but safe to say this is a work in progress.
Now, honesty is a value that we all love. And that sometimes means when you have an opinion, you raise it, right? What I have learned, however, is that although you shouldn’t keep things bottled up, you should be wise in how you bring them out. For a long time I was never one who considered the feelings of others when it came to giving my opinions, but I have learned that if something is just going to hurt someone else’s feelings, then what’s the point in saying it? Practice a little kindness.
Nobody is perfect. We all have our bad habits. But the important thing is to learn from them.
If you have any bad habits you’d like to share, please do so below…