Do you have a habit you’d love to break? Perhaps your other half does something that drives you up the wall? Lately I’ve been reading a book about the habits of successful people and it got me to thinking about my own habits – good and bad – and wondering about other people’s. I’m a nosy cow and love to find out a bit about folk that not everybody knows so I thought I’d ask around some of my blogging community and find out what they consider to be their habits, for better or worse and see if we have anything in common.
This week Katy from KatyKicker.com has kindly agreed to share the ins and outs of her habits. If you missed my post then don’t forget to check it out here. Do then look out on my blog every Monday to see what everybody else has to say!
What are your good habits?
I like to try and be helpful and kind to people. I reply to people I’ve never met before online when they message me asking for help. I may not be the most knowledgeable person in the field of personal finance but I always try and help someone, or point them in the direction of someone who can help.
I think that my other good habits would have to be being tidy, being organised and being a hard worker. Sometimes I let myself down but I love a to-do list and getting things done, for the most part.
What habits are you trying to cultivate/would you like to cultivate?
For me it would definitely have to be being kind to people. I want to try and treat people in the manner that I want to be treated. In the past I have been swept into listening to some back stabbing online, which I later found out was also directed at me with the same comments but the names changed. Now I work on refusing to be involved in nastiness, being supportive and being kind wherever possible.
What are your bad habits?
Definitely watching trash TV! I love a good soap (Coronation Street anyone?!) and I love watching a small selection of reality TV shows. I’ve cut right back since having my daughter in March 2016 and I don’t miss the majority of them!
Another bad habit of mine would be buying too many takeaways. I am trying to combat this by spending less when we do buy takeaway, meal planning and being more organised in general. I have been able to cut back considerably on takeaways in the last few months and even did a £100 grocery challenge in October 2016 to help give me a kick up the backside!
Which bad habit would you most like to break?
Definitely buying takeaways. For the most part they are just guilt ridden. They are full of fat, salt and too many calories. Yes I don’t have to cook that night but I do have to feel sluggish and lethargic the following day. This in itself is a fantastic reason to cut down – without even getting started on the money I waste!
Have you succeeded in breaking any habits?
Yes! I used to be a smoker. I decided in 2010 that I was going to quit the following year and I did. We got married in 2011 so once our honeymoon was over I gave up smoking. After 5 years I have not gone back and now I cannot stand to even see a cigarette! I used good old fashioned willpower and it really worked for me because I was determined to stop. I think you can achieve almost anything if you put your mind to it.
Which habits of your partner and/or children drive you up the wall
My husband is a HUGE sigher! He will be sitting next to me and let out a massive sigh. After 9 years I still find myself wondering what is wrong or giving him a look. It is almost always nothing at all and it is just a habit. Well, I thought it was a habit until our daughter was born and started to do the same thing! Maybe it is a genetic trait rather than a habit? Either way it drives me mad!
If you would like to take part in this series, or have any suggestions on ways to change our habits, then comment below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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