Sometimes in life, our odd habits get in the way of us becoming who we want to be. The sad realization behind it is that those habits can sometimes bring a lot of instantaneous joy to our lives, but we need to realize that sometimes those habits aren’t for the better.
Me for example: I have a bad gaming habit. It’s made me turn in late assignments, stay up late, and all-in-all, waste a lot of time. Don’t get me wrong, I play because it’s fun; it makes me happy and relieves stress that is obtained throughout the day. Problem is, I don’t necessarily gain anything from playing games so much. While maybe a half hour or an hour of playing is perfectly fine, I developed the habit of playing hours upon hours. It even got to the point where I played with my cousin for about 17 hours straight (in case that doesn’t sound like much, that leaves 7 hours left of a full day).
I realize that the astronomically long (it’s so bad that I had to use the word astronomically. Incorrectly I might add) amount of time that I spend gaming could be used on much more productive things in life such as: reading, studying, working on this blog, exercising, ect.
The thing is, I don’t really want to play games that much anymore. I want to break that habit to better myself and it’s pretty hard. I’ve broken several times and I keep getting angry at myself for giving in but the key point is that I keep trying! I know that I will break this habit one day and I believe that you can do it as well.
Sometimes, our habits hold us back. Sometimes, it’s better that we break those habits.
So I’m breaking a habit. Can you, for the better?
(On a completely side note: Anyone get the Linkin Park reference? No? Ok)