Monday, January 9, 2012

Creatures of Habit

Monday Musings About This ‘N That

Statistical studies have shown that it takes twenty-one days to establish a habit, whether good or bad. I’ve found no statistics about how long it takes to break a habit. We all have habits, some that we probably never consider, taking them for granted in our day-to-day living.

Habits become an integral part of our personality. Our habits flavor our daily behavior. Do you ever give thought to any habits you may have?

Well, I was unable to purchase a weekly planner like the one I used last year. I guess I just waited too long or maybe the store wasn’t carrying the same one this year. Since I’d become accustomed to the 2011 one, I’m having some trouble changing to a new format of my 2012 planner.

You see, I’d made a habit of using last year’s planner and by habit knew just where I should put things and where I should check for things. So I’m nine days into forming a new habit—learning how to use my new planner.

Such a little thing, really, but still it’s a habit-thing I’m dealing with and it’s a little awkward now. But let’s see, I’ve got twelve days to go and I’ll have this new planner format down pat. I just need to form a new habit of using a new system.

As we jumped into 2012, have you found things you’ve had to change from the way you’re used to doing them?


Till next time … keep on smiling.

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