Kats posted about goals last week so I wanted my post this week to tie in with hers. After all, it is a new year and it’s generally the time we all start making positive changes in our lives. My sister-in-law was talking to me last week about a psychology class she took recently, and one of the projects her class had to do was to stop a bad habit for a week. In the past, I have done personal projects like this one, but I wanted to share a little bit about our conversation with you guys, hoping it will inspire you to try this challenge as well! 🙂
I was intrigued by this topic because it reminded me of a documentary I recently watched on Netflix about social media, and it really blows my mind how far people will go to gain popularity across different platforms and how addicted to social media today’s society has become. Kats and I started this blog as a way to inspire others, and we also love to follow people that we consider positive influences, whether it’s about traveling, fashion, life, photography, beauty, etc… We said from the very beginning that this was an outlet for us to be positive role models, and we wanted people to tag along on our journey to help and empower each other. It’s never been about how many followers we have or how many likes we get, but more about how we can inspire and how can we use our platform to make our voices be heard. We all have a story and somehow we can all relate to all, but that’s just a side note LOL.
What’s a bad habit you have? Really, think hard about it! Now I want to challenge you to stop this bad habit for a week!
My sister-in-law told me, “Therapists say that once a habit is created you cannot delete it, but you can replace it with a healthier habit.” Normally you replace that bad habit with something else you’ve been wanting to do like reading, running, etc… She told me her habit was television, this is normally her comfort zone and helps her deal with her anxiety when she’s home alone. It got to a point to where she would procrastinate and would leave her errands and daily activities on the back burner. Long story short, she used this for her psychology project. She shared with me that the first few days were hard, but progressively got easier, then on the 7th day she was almost done with the project, but around 6 PM she sat down and watched TV. Although she missed it, she felt guilty. The funny thing is that she did notice that she was a lot more productive that week. The next day, however, she had so much to do that she didn’t even remember to turn on the TV at all! LOL. The moral is that she realized that by having a set routine, she was able to get a lot more done.
So I invite you to try this “Bad Habit Project!” I honestly think mine is also watching too much TV but I had never really thought of it until now, so of course, I will put this to the test LOL. So to help you with accomplishing the challenge, you’re supposed to record your week, either on your phone or notebook, as it will help you follow through!
I really hope you all have fun trying this challenge! Happy New Year!