Tracy wrote about habits at the start of the year, and I love the idea. Habits fascinate me. If you’ve been reading for a while, then you know I am all about what makes the everyday the everyday. What does my life look like, not necessarily in those special moments that (with any luck), I’ll remember forever, but in the 8 million more that make up most of life?
The idea of habits gets into the why. If my life is stressful, what habits did I put in place that made it that way? Which can I change? Which am I stuck with? If my life is feeling good, can I single out some habits that are contributing to that?
I started Gretchen Rubin’s book on habits, but ended up having to return it to the library before I finished (the story of my life).
So until I get around to checking it out again, and I promise I will, let’s check in on some of my habits. I’m not claiming any of these as either good or bad; they’re simply a reflection of life right now.
Right now, I go to Starbucks every work day. Every single one, dear readers. No shame here.
Right now, I read at least 30 minutes a day. I wrapped up 2015 claiming I wouldn’t have a resolution, but I quickly realized that’s just not my style. So I quickly swore I’d read every day in 2016. Debating ordering one of these so I have a visual to keep me going.
Right now, I check Instagram as often as humanly possible. And unlike Facebook, which I have always vowed to check much less often, there is not a single part of me that wants to cut down on my Insta scrolling.
Right now, I am trying desperately to get back in the habit of taking pictures of the stuff of life. I was so good at this before we moved, and then we didn’t have a house and I just wasn’t feeling the everyday photo-taking.
Right now, it’s a good week if I can get to Pure Barre 3 times, and a great week if I can get there 4 (this week is shaping up to be great).
Right now, my meals are the most random. About half the time I’m hungry for a real dinner, and the other half, I’ll make cereal or PB&J.
Right now, I get home from work and working out, figure out what’s for dinner, do any little chores I need to do, and then sit on the couch to watch Jeopardy with my husband. It’s usually about 8:30 by the time this happens.
Right now, we are keeping our Sundays open.
Right now, I am figuring out a laundry routine. I realized that I do the laundry in the basement, fold it on the first floor, and have to put it away on the second. That process needs to be streamlined.
Right now, I’m making a little bit of time to play with my scrapbooks.