When I wrote the post five things I wish I started doing in my twenties it got me thinking about five things I need to stop doing in my thirties. Nothing like a little perspective right? I am a hard nut to crack when it comes to bad habits, while thankfully, excessive drinking or cigarette smoking does not make the list (because, gross) a bunch of other semi annoying things do. So to shine a spotlight on myself here are five bad habits that need to kick the bucket.
1. Skin care
It's embarrassing to even type this out while this post is still in draft mode. For more than ten years I have had a terrible habit of picking my cuticles. Nail technicians shame me, David absolutely loathes it and one time a Dr. tried to prescribe me Prozac to conquer it at the young age of 15 (to which my parents thankfully said no thanks).
It's gross, it's embarrassing and not even a nice bi-monthly manicure can help it. I pick when I am bored, anxious, stressed you name it. I really want to stop this and have cuticles I don't have to apologize for when I step into a salon but haven't yet found the answer I am looking for.
2. Hitting the snooze button five jillion times
I am as night owl as they come and I always pay the price in the morning. I go to bed only to scroll social media for hours upon end, my eyes bleary and my swiper finger cramping. I never have enough time in the morning to fully get ready because...duh, I'm tired. My alarm goes off at the correct time - it's just that cramped up swiper finger knows how to mute it.
3. Not preparing for a future emergency
With David's accident last year I should know better than anyone to have a plan B. I don't mean by way of savings account, which of course we have. I mean it as in life insurance and a living will. If anything ever happened to the two of us I would roll over in my grave knowing P went into a court system until it all got figured out. The younger you apply for life insurance the lower the rates so what are we waiting for?
Meet my mistress. Sugar is my number one craving on a daily basis and I need a serious detox from it. I honestly crave it like I imagine an addict craves their fix. Perhaps a good whole 30 cleanse will help shame the sugar out of me. Don't even get me started on Diet Coke...
5. Comparison to others
I saved this one for last because it's easily the worst habit I allow myself to fall into but also the easiest to break. It is so incredibly true that comparison is the thief of joy. Someone somewhere will always have it better than you and someone somewhere will always have it worse. When I find myself in a rut I remind myself of all the things I love about my life (which truly is a lot!) and just know that our story is simply still being written.
Now make me feel better about myself and tell me a bad habit (or two!) of yours!
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