Tell us about a habit you’d like to break. Is there any way it can play a positive role in your life?
I gave up my two worst habits, drinking and smoking, six years ago this past November first. The best things that I had ever done for myself and I am recognizant of it every single day. My other habits aren't so bad, I drink a pot of coffee every morning, I don't want to give that up, I enjoy it very much, coffee is part of what makes my breakfast so very nice. I can't call my recovery in anorexia a habit, it is much more than a habit. I have read in several different publications that a habit is breakable in a matter of several consecutive days of not doing whatever habit you are trying to break and acquiring a habit takes several consecutive days of doing it faithfully. I have not practiced the anorexic lifestyle in more than a few years and yet I can't really escape the mentality, the inner dialogue that runs through my mind when I deal with eating and stress, depression, anxiety and anything else that affects my mood. The saying, one day at a time, is a universal remedy for whatever ails you, because it holds true for my relationship with food and my wel-being, it is truly one day at a time. Whatever happens that one day doesn't need to continue onto the next if it wasn't a good day, likewise if it was a good day then it could be taken over to the next, just every day is its own and it is up to you to decide if you would like a repeat or not.
My habit of writing every day is definitely a keeper. Every day that I write makes me write that much more the following day, so I found a habit that I would not want to break and I feel very lucky for that.