By Malou Stitz
Habits, and other important stuff.
At SCA, and in general, habits are great things to have. Especially GOOD habits. It takes a at least 21 days to break a habit and some say it takes 66 days to form one. When I moved to the UK I actually broke one of my very, very bad habits. It’s one of those things that I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember. But I guess moving to another country was exactly the kind of change I needed. I believe it’s because so much is going on all the time. And if not, then I’m still in a new country so there’s always at least a 100 different things to do, to think about wanting to do, or to feel bad for not doing.
I’m trying to work out every morning, just as I tell myself every evening,that TOMORROW WILL BE THE DAY WHERE I GET UP WHEN THE FIRST ALARM GOES OFF; and not to snooze for about 45 minutes as I do now. I mean, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME! But it’s like my body is a zombie in the morning. How do I break this pattern? Well it’s not like there’s going to be an angry dwarf hitting me in my face and yelling at me to get up. Nor is my bed going to pull me out of bed. Nope, there’s only me to do something about this. But how? My intention every evening is always to do it the next morning – but… It’s just so easy not to.
After coming to SCA I’ve been doing so much I wouldn’t normally do. And during our Christmas break we’ve been asked to do things we wouldn’t normally do. So I guess I’ll also start a new habit over the Christmas and try to get up without snoozing. What do those 8 minutes give you anyway? Except from stress when you need them later. x-D