Break out of your bad habits

I talked a little about it on my Instagram account the other day, but I would actually like to elaborate. I happen to see myself as quite the cheery type, but lately – hence my latest post – I have been in a bit of a gloom. I believe it is changing again and I am very pleased. I do, however, believe it is of my own doing, and let me tell you why:

First of all, it comes very natural to me – being happy. I suspect it is a coping mechanism (sometimes), but if thats the case, I can live with that. It allowed me to get over heartbreaks, hectic times and heavy arguments, and that works for me. 

I am very, very bad at holding a grudge – to the point where people get annoyed on my behalf and I tell them that they should get over it since I have long moved on – and I think that these two personality traits of mine, work in a form of symbiosis. It least when it comes to heartbreaks, arguments and I suspect, being treated horribly. 

Now, the reason – I think – I was in such a gloom was part due to a self-inflicted “stress” level (i put stress in inverted commas since I have quite a high respect for stress, and that is not what I had) regarding all my projects caused by slightly bad management and seriously bad timing sprayed with a bit of Christmas holiday. The other reason I was feeling like *%€&#, I think was a feeling of hopelessness regarding my future, but I do believe it hits all of us sometimes. 

Here is my solution however: Force yourself out of your bad habits. Seriously. I feel the happiest when I am busy with things I love, but sometimes it tilts me over – it is such a knife-edge to balance on for me. When I feel too busy, I seriously sabotage my own life, and I know I am not the only one. If I’m behind on a schedule and I am at home, I turn on a movie or start doing the dishes. What is up with that!? 

Now Thursday I was writing on a piece for Bæredygtig By dangerously nearing a postponed deadline, and actually it was an article that I was looking forward to writing. I published it all the way to the end even though I have had weeks to prepare it, but prior to this Thursday, I spend days and days, opening the document, looking at words already written, listening to the interview, getting all ready and then shutting it down. I knew it was counterproductive but I couldn’t help it. 

Whenever I get in this state, I now know what I need to do (I think I knew before, but at least I was reminded again). I need to leave the house. I went to a cafe, but whatever works for you – remember that. I need to be amongst people, because I will feel embarrassed if I am then not productive, and further more I like the vibe. I like being myself but still surrounded, I like dressing up and getting out of my sweatpants (yes, it truly helps), and I can’t help it… I like looking busy and in control. If I look it, it changes me. I guess it’s a real life inaction on “fake it till you make it”? 

So anyways. Ones again: Break out of your bad habits and find time to do what actually inspires you and makes you happy. 

Now how is this for a new and improved focus on this blog of mine… You are very welcome… 

Okay, jokes aside: please if you found this interesting, inspiring or just vaguely familiar, please comment below. It would mean a lot to hear your thought.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spend mine with family and then this afternoon with wonderful Lisbeth, who has the blog Moonligt Madness, drinking coffee and shooting some pictures. Such a star, this one.

Anyways. Cheers and lots of love

2 thoughts on “Break out of your bad habits”

  1. I can totally relate to what you just wrote honey!!! Well on the work part at least… I always procrastinate when I have deadlines…but at the same time,I work the best under pressure and when I don’t have time to procrastinate anymore!!! And most of the times they were my best work!!!
    That being said breaking habits is good. And proactive. And satisfying. My goal this year is to get out of my old bubble of misery and be happy!
    Cheers to 2019 babe and to new times shared together…being successful and happy!! 😉
    Jess

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