I’m doing well. As I am settling into my new place and feeling at home there I am noticing some of my bad habits creeping back in. I am intentionally trying to pay attention to that kind of thing. I want to develop better habits and break bad old ones. Sense I just moved I thought it would be a good time to do that.
Example: I have been meaning to take daily vitamins. I am very bad at it to the point I have had multivitamins expire on me. I am even bad at taking prescribed pills when I get them. So I decided to combine taking them with brushing my teeth, a habit I have had instilled in me since childhood. I feel dirty if I haven’t brushed my teeth. It is such a routine thing that I will forget that I did and feel the toothbrush to see if it is wet. My plan is don’t brush my teeth in the morning until after I take the vitamins. I have been leaving the bottles right on the bathroom counter as a visual reminder. It is working. I haven’t missed a day in a couple of weeks. It also helps that I am consciously thinking about this stuff.
The hope is that I can make it an everyday habit. A part of my morning ritual that i will do without thinking about it like brushing my teeth.
Bad habit example: I wake up ready to go. Yes, I am one of those morning people that rolls out of bed ready to take on the day. But unless I need to go do something like go to work right away I usually watch TV until I need to go. Lately I’ll watch last night’s Daily Show and Nightly show if I have time. That would be a perfect time to exercise. That is not what I think about when I get up. I feel like if I can just form that habit I would be so much healthier and by extension happier.
There has been a drawback to consciously paying attention to what I do, anxiety. I have noticed that anxiety levels have been higher than normal. Whole the last few months have deserved a higher level of worry now I have take care of a lot of those worries. Still my anxiety is high. For those who don’t know me I am pretty laid back. Plus sense I am aware of it I start to worry about it. Thus adding to my anxiety. Isn’t the brain fun!
Even with that overall I am doing better. I am down another 4 pounds from the last time I mentioned it. I have been getting out with friends more. I am (close to being) done arranging my living area and computer set up. I have a pile of crap to garage sale/throw. I’m basically down to wall hangings that I am debating putting up with a landlord who doesn’t want any holes in the wall.
Even as I seem to have moved to two posts a week I am enjoying writing and want to do more of it. We will see how it goes.