Happy Wednesday! Tonight we are hosting some friends for dinner at our house and it’s been awhile since we did this, so I’ve been eagerly prepping a menu, some fun appetizers, drinks and enjoying being in the kitchen to whip up some tasty food to share in good company. It can be so easy for Dane and I to fall into our weekday routine, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s fun to mix things up a little bit here and there. Don’t worry, I’ll still be in bed by 8:30 😉 In any case, I’m back with day three of my September Blogging Challenge. If you missed my blogging challenge announcement post, I’ve been feeling a little bit uninspired by blogging and social media and I wanted to bring it back to where it all began…little old me behind my keyboard tapping away. And so – that’s what is happening! I know there are “blog every day” challenges, but honestly – I don’t blog every day as it is, so committing to 30 days was intimidating for me. Instead, I put together 20 prompts that really inspired me and whipped up a list for when you can expect them here. Today’s prompt in the challenge is worst habits! Nothing quite like airing out all the weird/bizarre/nasty stuff we do behind closed doors, eh?!
My Worst Habits
Picking at my face. I cannot help myself, but if I see a zit or worse..sunburn peeling..I will pick.
Folding laundry. If I didn’t have a husband who completely thrives on a sense of order when it comes to laundry, we would have piles of clean clothes all over our bedroom. Doing laundry? I love it. Folding it and putting it away? No thank you.
Wasting time scrolling my phone. This is a huge issue that I started to realize more and more toward the end of last year. At the beginning of the year, I started to make a conscious effort to put my phone away more often, turn it off, check out from social media (deleting the apps off your phone is a big help in this!) and just spending more time in the present with the people who matter most. Sometimes I still catch myself mindlessly scrolling, so I’m 100% a work in progress here.
Biting pens. I have no idea where this habit came from (school?), but I will often find myself idly biting the top of a pen I’ve been using. It’s weird and gross and I have no clue where it came from, but it happens.
Eating sugar. I have loved candy for as long as I can remember. In fact, baked goods, desserts and candy are sort of my unwritten love language. I’m eating Sour Patch Kids while writing this.
Speaking of eating, I also eat WAY TOO FAST. This was never more apparent to me than the first time I ate dinner with my friend Moe, who consciously eats at a steady pace, that I need to stop inhaling my meals!
Saying “I’m sorry” as a filler. A few months back I became intentional about not apologizing for taking care of myself. I replaced “Sorry I missed your call, I was out for a run” with “I couldn’t pick up earlier, because I was exercising” and “Sorry that time doesn’t work for me I have a therapy appointment” to “I can’t make that – is there another available slot?”The truth is – I’m not sorry for prioritizing self care and I’m starting to let my words stand tall in other areas of my life without an apologetic fallback.
Neurotic about cleaning the house. This is more of an annoying nuance than a ‘worst habit’, but I have to vacuum and mop my house daily. If you come for dinner, I’m going to be wiping up my table immediately following dessert. I can’t go to bed with dirty dishes sitting around. If the dogs track mud into the house, I don’t let it dry out and clean it up later. If we leave for a trip, I scrub the house top to bottom prior to leaving. I don’t know what it is, but I really thrive in a clean space.
Life not going to ‘plan’. There is nothing I love more than a good list or a solid plan of action. I’m a type-A planner by nature, so whether I’m planning my day, trip to the grocery store or vacation, I like to have things set in place, at least loosely. I’ve gotten worlds better (you can ask Dane), but I still get annoyed, most at myself, when things don’t always pan out how I’ve anticipated they would in my head.
Now that I’ve shared my worst habits – what are yours? Don’t forget to link up below if you talked about this topic today + be sure to come back for tomorrow’s prompt – what’s in my bag?