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Breaking Bad Habits

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‘Tis the season for reflection and habit-building!

Is it possible to seamlessly replace a bad habit with a good one? In a perfect world, I’d fill my bowl with broccoli instead of ice cream, devouring it while reading Shakespeare instead of scrolling Instagram. If only it were that easy.

Here’s a list of my past and present weaknesses and how I’ve overcome or managed them.

  • Smoking - never really liked it.

  • Chewing fingernails - keep hands occupied.

  • Excessive email checking - mindfulness, phone hiding, awareness, and accountability

  • Knuckle cracking - still do it.

  • Procrastinating - do it, love it, and have fun doing it.

  • Negative self-talk - practicing mindfulness through meditation, walks without headphones, and yoga.

  • Overindulgence in social media, ice cream, art supplies, alcohol, and reality TV shows about people looking for love. - no comment.

Why am I telling you about my bad habits?

I know how hard it is to build a new habit and feel the weight of “bad” ones. I see you.

It’s only a bad habit if it’s holding you back. They’re all behaviors that give you information so you can grow.

As world-famous Ed Sheeran says, “My bad habits lead to you.” It’s true. Somehow, they led me to your inbox to laugh and draw together over Zoom and in person!

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