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 Tom from The Unlikely Dad has kindly agreed to share the ins and outs of his 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 a clean and tidy house. I tidy as i go long (usually tidying/packing mess away every 30 mins after my messy toddler is done with whatever he was doing!). It doesn’t frustrate me. I like to know i am on top of it and it saves a much bigger job for once he’s in bed. We tend to have a ritual polish and vacuum every afternoon after his dinner about 6pm, and shortly after that it’s bath time so downstairs stays tidy for the evening! It is definitely a force of habit now, i’d feel strange if everything wasn’t cleared away, vacuumed and polished…!
What habits are you trying to cultivate/would you like to cultivate?
Sitting down and doing nothing. That sounds incredibly dull… but it just doesn’t seem to happen. I work full time, so morning and evenings are occupied with my son (which i adore!) but come 7:30ish, i will usually work out, then have dinner, then sit down with my husband and catch up or get writing or am on my phone catching up with the world. I really want to take more time to almost just sit and literally not look at an electronic device. Maybe that’s a good new years resolution? Hmm…
What are your bad habits?
Potentially the same answer as the first question… i can’t let things lie. Always cleaning the sink, or the hob, or the kitchen sides… but it makes me feel much more relaxed of an evening knowing it’s all done! Don’t get me wrong, in my very tired/sleep deprived states sometime si do just quit it and leave it til the next day!! *shock horror!*
Which bad habit would you most like to break?
Being attached to any electronic device at any down time in my day… i should really start meditating instead!
Have you succeeded in breaking any habits?
Yes. Well… maybe. I never used to workout, so i guess you can say being lazy was a bad habit? But for the last year it has become ingrained in me that 4 times a week i crack on with a HIIT session once my little boy is in bed. Obviously i’d rather be eating chips on the sofa than out in the cold jumping around, but the benefits really are evident. I love the feeling post-workout!
Which habits of your partner and/or children drive you up the wall
My husband isn’t on the same OCD level as me, he likes a clean house, but he would much rather leave it all til the end of the day (which i totally get, i am not saying my way is the right way!) so that can be a little testing at times… My son currently loves to take his bottoms and nappy off in his sleep and wee all over the bed in the night, so yes… that habit grinds my gears a little too!!
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
Don’t forget to check back next Monday to hear all about the habits – good, bad and irritating – of Jo from Conflab Corner