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Falling Out of a Habit (I Just Did)

So, if you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I started a 30-day blog challenge back in June, which I successfully completed. I was so pumped that I continued sharing daily….until this weekend. For two days, I did not post. I fell out of my habit.

I feel I had reason – two, actually. While neither is very good, they both involve the need to step back and recharge. Friday, I spoke at a meeting that took a good portion of the day, and then I went dancing at a line dance event where I could see old friends and do dances I don’t often get to do. Saturday, plans wound up taking an unexpected turn when I decided to go to Universal and just chill (it was sooooo hot and it seemed everyone was on their phone trying to find Pokeman so it wasn’t as chill as I expected).

While I recognize the need to sit back and to regroup, I also recognize the importance of not letting this become the fall-back habit, which would be easy to do considering our subconscious tries to lure us back there in the ease and comfortableness it feels. I need to remember the challenge I answered in the first place. This is what helps when we fall off the wagon, so to speak – focus on your why and answering to noone else but the self – we can be very harsh critics; the way to quiet this is to do what you set out to do, and then keep on celebrating each day’s success.

I feel rested and re-motivated; if it can work for me, it can work for you, too. Remember, the brain needs reinforcement and consistency so the more you do, the more success you will have.

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  1. July 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Great blog Barbara. I too did a 30 day blog challenge and it was an awesome experience to complete it. Since then I’ve kept the one-a-day habit going and now am at a point where I look forward to it more than dread sitting down to write. Thanks for sharing – DMS

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    • July 21, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      How great to hear, Daniel, as answering to ourselves is very compelling. The gratitude challenge I mentioned, and completed, led me to now being on Day 350. What type of writing are you doing?

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      • July 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

        That’s awesome!! Most of my writing is focused on personal development and life lessons that have helped me that I want to share with the world. I also do a lot of speaking, so many of my blog topics are used in front of live audiences too 🙂

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