It has been a long time since I have played the RevGalBlogPal's Friday Five.... but here we are.
This week we are talking about habits:
1. Have you ever successfully quit a bad habit, or gotten a good habit established? Tell us about how you did it.
17 years ago this August I quit a pack-and-a-half-a-day Camel Filters habit. How I did it: For about 3 months before the quit date, I told myself that as of that date I was going to be a non-smoker. I repeated this to myself all day long. I told everyone who would listen. I chose a symbolic date and pictured it in my head. This was long before internet support, so I bought a little book by the American Lung Association that had a step by step daily program for the first three weeks. It was brutal, but I did it. And have been smoke free since. (Well, except for the very occasional cigar... but I have even given those up now. I promised my kids I would never smoke again if they would promise never to start.)
2. "If only there were a 12-step program for _________________!"
Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a nap addict....
3. Share one of your healthy "obsessions" with us.
This one is so obvious. God.
4. Share the habit of a spouse, friend or loved one that drives you C-R-A-Z-Y.
My husband, because he has an underbite, chews funny, especially if his food is hot. Blow on the food, honey. It really works.
5. "I'd love to get into the habit of ___________________."
Praying daily? Been doing it pretty regularly since Easter.
Doing laundry once in awhile? Yup. And actually putting it away. That would be a GREAT habit to form.
Bonus: What is one small action you might take immediately to make #5 a reality?
Stick the current load into the dryer before it mildews and has to be washed a second time. As in, today. Like, right now.
Bonus 2: Try it, and let us know how it goes in a future post!
Really want to know? OK!