Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Determination

That's the word of the day. I am, however, determined to reach my goal size by the end of the year. I'm also determined to pay off this credit card bill by the end of the year. Once I do that, I'll be able to breathe a little easier. For the most part I've been on top of paying my bills so I'm on track. I'm also determined to get rid of some of these self destructive habits.

Thanks to my home girl Roxy for posting this.
For the month of April I can start with:

1 - Doubting Yourself. While I don't doubt myself often, there are the occasional times I do. So I'm going to eliminate that.

3 - Fear of Failure. This goes hand in hand with #1 I think. Again not something I do often. I would say my biggest fear of "failure" would be as a mother. I'm not even close to parenthood yet, but I don't want to turn out like my mother. It's always my biggest fear. But I intend to be nothing like her, and I'm going to work my damnedest not be a better parent than she was.

8 - Comfort Eating. I am guilty of this to the extreme. I never used to be, so I have no idea how/when/why I started. Nonetheless I have to break this nasty habit. Find other ways to deal with my stress and emotions. I'll definitely try to sub exercise for eating.

9. Laziness. See #11 & 13 below.

10 - Negative Self Talk. Goes hand in hand with #1. I don't loathe myself (most days) but I do criticize myself sometimes and when you're having conversations with yourself it's hard to stay positive. LOL especially when it's concerning other bad habits.

11 - Procrastination. Ugh this is a big one. Who doesn't procrastinate? Unless you have severe OCD (kidding!) But procrastination is the devil in disguise and I will beat it. I'm sure all these To Do lists I have all over the place can get dusted off and taken care of.

13 - Anything Excessive. It speaks for itself. I can cut out excessive eating, drinking, complaining, laziness.... The list goes on. You get the point.

While I should get rid of all of these habits, I'm human and it's not going to happen overnight. I can focus on a few that will help me towards my professional growth and my weight loss journey. The rest will come in time. There are also a few I don't really have to work on because I've already accomplished it, or never was an issue for me.

4 - Destructive Relationships. I learned to let that one go a long time ago. If you're not helping me grow and move forward, then you're holding me back. Don't need it.

12 - Fear of Success. Never had this fear. Some people do. I get it.

14. People Pleasing. See below #15.

15. Putting Others Needs Before Your Own. This goes with #14. There are times when you have to do it - work, children, spouse. But it's all to an extent. At the end of the day you have to think about yourself. (Children excluded.) For the most part I don't do this. I stopped awhile ago. I'm pretty selfish as a lot of people will tell you, the Mister knows this first hand. But I'm not a complete bitch. I have my moments too. It took me awhile to learn not to be a puppy trying to seek approval from everyone. I like the balance I have achieved and don't see the need to change it. Just find your balance. Whatever works for you, no one is the same.

I'm sure you can tell the ones I left off are going to be the hardest for me, but I'm going to do it. Need to rid myself of the negativity. Can't let anyone or anything bring me down. There are so many good things in the works right now. God willing, I can end this year on a much better note than I did last year.

Any bad habits you need to break?
-L


1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely a comfort eater. I really have to change that because it's going to cause me to put back on all the pounds I recently shed. I have to work on not doubting myself and talking myself out of taking certain risks.

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