Before I can tackle any change that I want in my life, I have to tackle my biggest addiction first. I am addicted to the internet. Believe me, that for me the internet is the same as heroin for some street-junkie.
If I say I want to eat better, sleep more, lose weight, run a half-marathon, get organized & adopt a more minimalist lifestyle…my internet addiction must be dealt with first. Every single 1 of the changes I want has been put on the back-burners for yrs now, because of the world-wide-web.
It’s really silly (and sad) for someone to spend hours online searching the newest diet/fitness craze instead of just logging off and going for a walk outside. The hardest thing about changing your lifestyle is getting started. The second hardest thing is every day after that. “You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.”
I can remember growing up and getting tired of different family members complaining about ‘so&so’ having some bad habit and they wished that ‘so&so’ would just change…I always said that they would change when THEY wanted to. I have since learned that habits are not always that easy to change. Just saying that you want to change isn’t going to make some miracle change happen. If that was true, then I would have lost weight years ago. I would of been able to organize my room by now too.
If I say I want to lose about 50 pounds this year, is that a goal or just some fantasy daydream? Well if I say it but still spend my long weekend with my laptop, then I guess its just a fantasy. But NO dammit-all, I want to lose 50#!!! I want to run in the half-marathon in November!!! I need to organize my room before my brother gets here in June!!!
Which means I need to get a grip on my internet addiction once and for all. Maybe if I buy a kitchen timer and set time limits for my blogging & email time. Because there should be a way to fit everything I want within a 24-hour period. AAAH, maybe my next blog should be on time management.