Because I’m in the habit of asking people in therapy groups to express their thoughts and feelings on paper, yesterday I asked a group to write down their bad habits and good habits. I also have the habit of reminding people that we tend to focus on the negative, so I encouraged people to make their list of good habits as long as possible. We discussed how much easier it was to identify bad habits, perhaps because we take our good habits for granted.
I have a habit of including photos to illustrate my blogging points:
Because I have a bad habit of hastily taking pictures when I’m in a hurry, I cut off one of my good habits in the second photo above. I have the bad habit of sometimes forgetting the good, so I can’t remember what that good habit was. I think the first word is “ask.” I do have the habit of asking lots of questions, like this one: can anybody guess what I wrote there?
I’m trying to break my bad habit of being in a hurry, but I had a good reason for rushing yesterday: I had to get things done before signing a Purchase & Sale agreement. Soon, I’ll be developing the habit of living near the water!
I also have the habit of taking pictures that magically fit whatever topic I choose for my daily blog post. Do you see any evidence of bad or good habits here?
That’s Jessica, who was at Whole Foods Market last night giving free samples of Nada Moo! — a coconut milk-based alternative to ice cream. Michael, who is trying to break the bad habit of eating too much cholesterol, bought two pints. I’m also in the habit of including people I like in my blog and Jessica was a GREAT salesperson.
I also have the habit of sharing music with my readers.
I hope you have the habit of leaving comments for bloggers.
One of the good habits I listed above was “expressing appreciation.” Many thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and to you — of course! — for reading it.