Habits – Blog Carnival

Bad Habit
Welcome to the One Word At A Time Blog Carnival. This week’s word is: Habits.

Although this is a ‘One Word’ carnival, we have a theme for the next few weeks and the theme is “Let Go Of…” So every week, we will have a word for the week, but in the backs of our minds, we will be thinking that we should write something about letting go of that word.

My entry is below all of this intro stuff.

Below this, you’ll find a little widget called Simply Linked. All the participants in the carnival add their links to the widget and that way we can all find and read everyone’s entries. You’re welcome to join us, the carnival is open to anyone.

To see all of the upcoming words and their dates, visit peterpollock.com/category/faith/carnival



I Don’t Want To Let Go Of My Habits


Sorry, I just couldn’t resist using a picture of nuns wearing habits!

I am a man of habit.

I don’t normally like to admit it, but it’s true.

I have all kinds of habits – both good and bad.

Wait, no, scratch that… I have all kinds of bad habits but seem to be somewhat lacking in the good ones.

I have habits like procrastinating, watching too much TV, eating too much junk food, not reading my bible, not going to sleep at a sensible time….

I know they’re bad habits. I’m not stupid.

Yet maybe I am, because I refuse to let them go and instead allow them to define me.

If I made a New Year’s resolution, it would be to give up some bad habits and replace them with good ones, but one of my habits has become NOT making New Years resolutions, because when I do, I have a bad habit of forgetting all about them.

What do you suggest? Is there a cure for me or am I, as I suspect, a lost cause?

I want to develop good, healthy habits, but the bad ones are so… well… good!

This is what I love about this One Word At A Time blog carnival…. it forces me to think about, write about, read about and discuss topics I wouldn’t normally discuss.

So what do YOU think? What are some good ways to form and maintain good habits and let go of the bad ones?

About PeterP

I am a blogger, author, stay at home dad, speaker, web hosting trainer and geek (I was so excited to get an iPad that I actually made up a song and dance about it). I am English by birth, but currently live in California with my wife and our three children. I ran a web hosting business for nine years and found that many, if not most of my clients had never learned how to use any of the functions associated with hosting so I wrote a book to try and teach just those skills. I must admit to having fallen in love with WordPress (possibly a little TOO much) and I honestly find it hard to understand why anyone would use anything different to build a site! WordPress is wonderful! My passion is to help others achieve their goals with their websites/blogs. I believe that, with a little help, anyone can have an awesome site.

4 thoughts on “Habits – Blog Carnival”

  1. Thomas Mason says:

    I agree that we are people of habit. Unfortunately for some of us, and I am including myself, the habits I have are mostly for the “bad” stuff and not enough of the “good” stuff. I often hear that it takes 21 days to make something a habit. Usually within the first seven days I’ve already given up. More focus and determination is needed!

  2. HisFireFly says:

    I wrote about giving up games even thought I miss the fun we used to have 🙁

  3. hazel i moon says:

    I too am a creature of habit, most good but some bad. I put off things which is not good. I have already broken my New years resolution, but God has forgiven me!

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