identifying areas for improvement

[think kit. day ten.]

INDIANAPOLIS — I made several attempts at developing good habits in 2013, all of which were half-assed and, therefore, unsuccessful.

[1] There was the time I tried to be a morning person, but after one glorious Sunday, it rarely happened again. Certainly not enough to call it a habit.

[2] I went through spurts of meal planning and a lot of cooking, but a week of solid meals was usually followed by three or four with a mostly empty fridge. We tend to put off grocery shopping as long as possible, for no good reason.

[3] Which leads me to procrastinating. I’m a very productive procrastinator. I procrastibake, procrasticlean, procrastibike, procrastirun, procrastiread, procrasticraft and procrastinap. These are all good things for some aspect of my life, but not usually the one on the top of my priority list at that given moment. So you see, I’m trying to kick the procrastinating habit, but I often find myself doing another thing very well and get confused about the whole philosophy. After all, I’m getting something done.

Here I can be seen procrastibiking. I specifically remember choosing to ride my bike on this lovely summer day, rather than tend to some other thing I should have been doing.
Here I can be seen procrastibiking. I specifically remember choosing to ride my bike on this lovely summer day, rather than tend to some other thing I should have been doing.

[4] I tried to break my nervous/anxious/stressed-out habit of pulling on my hair. It’s disgusting, terrible and unconquered. My longest streak was 23 days.

[5] I wanted to write more. That didn’t happen until this month, so thanks for that, Think Kit.

[6] As my work and volunteer schedules changed throughout the year, I decided I should make morning workouts a regular thing. I did so, every once in a while. But overall? No. This did not happen. No habit was formed, unless you count solidifying my tendency to oversleep. See entry No. 1.

I’ll make a note to work on these. Again.

[Think Kit Dec. 10 prompt: What habits did you start this year that you want to continue? What inspired you to get in a new groove? Will you continue into 2014?]

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