On getting derailed from a healthy habit

It’s amazing how easy it is to get out of a well-established habit. (Kind of depressing, actually.)

There was a point in my life where I got up at 5:00am every day. By choice.

This now seems like my worst nightmare.

But at the time I lived with twelve girls and I reeeeaaalllly liked to get my shower in first and have some quiet space to myself. (What’s a half-introverted girl to do?!)

When I started this blog it was for many reasons. One of them – the main one – was to help establish a healthy discipline of regular, free writing.

I happily did this every day for six months. (It was very, very rare for me to miss a day.)

Not only did I do it every day, I LOVED IT.

Then the force that was our July hit and I just couldn’t do it. (Fine, there’s grace for that.)

But now life is back to normal and I’m finding it sooo hard to get back to the every day.

I want to – I love and enjoy writing! I have time to – who can’t find 5 minutes in “normal” circumstances?!

So….. what’s the problem here?

I’m not sure.

But it’s a little frightening for me to see just how quickly and easily a well-cultivated habit (discipline) can be derailed if we’re not careful.

What’s a goal-oriented girl to do?

Well, keep on trying to get back on track I suppose.

 

Q for you: Surely you’ve had a good habit fall to the wayside at one point or another. What helped you to get back on track?

 

Love,
A

 

Click Clink Five | Five minutes a day, unedited.

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About Adriel Booker

Writer, speaker, advocate, and non-prof worker. Happily married city-lover, mama, and emoji enthusiast in Sydney, Australia. Author of Grace Like Scarlett (Baker Books, 2018). View all posts by Adriel Booker

2 responses to “On getting derailed from a healthy habit

  • alicialabeau

    I must say, I’ve missed you! I enjoy your little quick reads. Sometimes they challenge me, sometimes they entertain me, but always, they remind me what a small world we live in and in a strange way, your blogs are a constant reminder of the amazing things God did in my life during our season together in Perth. I hope you’re able to find the inspiration you need. But I do know how difficult it is to get back into habits that have fallen away. ( On my SOW outreach, a bunch of us decided it would be good to start flossing our teeth every day. Sadly, that good habit was not an easy one to keep up on.)

    • Adriel Booker

      ahahahaaa! flossing. i’ve let my flossing slack too. i used to be an everyday-er… now i’m more like a 2-3 times-a-week-er. *sigh* lots of room for improvement on many levels, ey?!!

      i so appreciate your feedback and comments on my blogs. really! thank you. 🙂

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