Monday, September 5, 2011

Bad habits are like rotten meat...

they stink.

I have several bad habits.

I chew on the inside of my mouth.
I smoke (bleh.)
I procrastinate.
I sometimes try to divine deeper meaning from things that are simply...simple.
I analyze certain things too much, and sometimes, I don't pay proper attention to things that perhaps needed a bit more tending.
I crack my knuckles.
I snap my gum.
I don't always maintain eye contact when I'm speaking to someone (which doesn't mean I'm bored, it usually just means that I've got too many thoughts vying for first place in my brain...but the person I'm talking to doesn't know this.)

and...I have a terrible habit of letting myself fall into patterns of mediocrity. which is a terrible thing. because I fear being ordinary more than I fear spiders.

Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something. ~ Rush Limbaugh

Prompt #71: What bad habits do you need to break? How do you fight off the monsters of mediocrity and ordinariness?

4 comments:

irishoma said...

Let's see. Bad habits? Let me think about this and get back to you. No, wait. Maybe I shouldn't mention that one . . . Okay, here goes:
Procrastination is one bad habit.
Another is being over analytical. Oh, and being critical of myself.
And there's my fondness for chocolate, but that's not really a bad habit, is it?

Karen said...

Chocolate is most definitely one of the GOOD bad habits!

Gaby said...

Definately procrastinaiton. The interesting thing to note about certain procrastinators is that it is not the dread of having to actually do something that keeps you in that vicious cycle but the dread of doing something and NOT doing it to perfection that really fuels the lethargy. Which one are you?

Joanne said...

I end up reading more than writing. Now reading is good, obviously, and yet I use it as an excuse sometimes to not edit or create or use my time wisely.