Saturday, January 01, 2011


They say (whoever "they" are) that it takes twenty-one days to make or break a habit. Is it easier to make a new/good habit than to break a old/bad one? Can a new/good habit be defined as the 'not doing' of the old/bad habit? I think it can.

I'm not going to list the habits that I have decided to make and/or break... "they" might say that I should, because that will reinforce the promises to myself, to make them known to the world. I disagree. But I will tell you that one involves a crown and a realm. :-)

But it is difficult to change overnight. We are creatures of habit and the familiar feels good. We may have unhealthy habits, but going outside of our comfort zone is... uncomfortable.

So, here's to feeling uncomfortable for the next twenty-one days. After that, it'll be smooth sailing. ;-)


Lee Rudd said...

oh no, not detox please! :)

Brent said...

In a Requiem For A Dream thread on IMDb, one user started a thread: list your addictions/habits. It was interesting to see people being so open. Maybe that's because they're hiding behind a user name. But I added my addictions to the list, and it felt great. You need to recognize them. That doesn't mean they're bad all the time--there's a time and place for a good drink or a puff of MJ. It's just keeping such habits in control so that they don't rule your life.

TV and Internet were on my list.

Brent said...

And good luck!