“A man who can’t bear to share his habits is a man who needs to quit them.” – Stephen King
So often when we think about habits we think about the ones that we worked so hard to create, but what about the ones that we have collected? The mindless habits that take up more time out of you day than the ones you shed blood, sweat, and tears over.
The habits you collect can be dangerous. When the occasional drink turns into daily drunkenness, or the scroll on social media turns into mindless hours and hours of scroll.
It is a slow build, the same sort of build that happens when someone that hates the gym ends up loving it. One that few notice before it is too late.
As January is coming to a close and most people’s new years resolutions have already dwindled, I want you to take a second and write down a list of the habits you have collected. They can be good and bad, but be honest with yourself about what is a habit.
After you have your list figure out a way to slowly chip at unhinging yourself from the bad habits that you might not have known had a hold on your life. The smallest step is still a step forward so no matter how tiny it may seem doing something is better than doing nothing.