I had a bit of a difficult time separating my Routine section and my Habit section. Just because to me they can be the same thing and a lot of the habits I want to create are also a routine (waking up early for instance). But then when I tried to lump them together it got convoluted and was too hard for me to break down in my mind, I know I would have failed miserably if I didn’t break them up.
I’ve read that it takes 30 days to make a habit. 30 days of doing something sounds like an impossible amount of time to me. I can barely make something happen twice in a row let alone 30 days in a row! I constantly see things online “50 habits of healthy people” or “21 habits to change your life”... I totally love that idea but again with the reality thing. 50 habits?! That’s absurd, why not just say 5? So I got on the handy-dandy Pinterest and combined things I want to do with things I found online to make for better days:
-Wake up early.
If you look up habits on Pinterest, this is on almost every single list. Yes it’s in my routine section as well, but it is clearly a habit I have to work on instead of fight every day.
-Drink more water.
I used to drink 3 nalgenes a day when I had my office job. It was easier because the water was sitting right there all day, now I walk away from it and forget where it is!
-Putting things away.
I’m worse than my infant when it comes to this. I walk in, put my purse or keys or jacket somewhere and walk away. Then there it stays for weeks or months until I need it again. Same with random nicknacks in our kitchen, the catch-all zone for everything.
This is a bit of a vague one, I swear it makes sense to me. I got started on this oil journey and I really do love it, but I don’t dedicate enough time to it. I want to use them more so every morning now I will set up my diffuser with different blends.
I sat here for a long time trying to think up more habits to make, just to fill space on the post. But then I realized that I would be setting myself up for failure by doing that. These are the things I need to work on and want to change, if I create things just to say I did they wont matter to me and I won’t try to make them happen. Therefore setting myself up to feel like a failure. Starting small, that’s how I think I will succeed.