Over the school holidays my eldest son has added the word funny and like to just about every sentence he says, instead of using um…. Err…. and…. he has unconsciously added these words. Sometimes they are in totally context others times they so out-of-place.
Somehow this has now become a habit and without wanting to sound hurtful in correcting him I have simply asked him to define funny and like and how they relate to the sentence and story he is telling me. I have asked him what other worlds he feels may be a better fit at times as well. I don’t want to encourage umm…. err …. and ….so I have also asked that he slow down and think about what message he wants to convey before speaking.
Watching him learn to undo the habit and replace it with a new thought process had me thinking about all the little things we do unconsciously that have become habits, some possible help us get through our day while others do not serve us well at all, some just seem to have crept up on us.
I know I am not alone when I say that Facebook on my phone can be an become an addictive habit, checking when I wake, over lunch, while watching TV before bed. Some of my friends have recently undertaken a challenge to only use Facebook when at their desk computer and have since remove the app from their phone. So I thought it would be FUN to write down all the things that could be achieved by removing Facebook from ones phone.
Family – amazing how much time we spend looking at a phone ignoring those that truly matter.
Awareness – meditate, relax and become aware of you and the real world you live in.
Cooking – imagine being able to enjoy doing this because you have time on your side.
Exercise – no excuses now you have more time and there is energy to burn.
Books – reading it’s amazing what reading a good book can do for the soul.
Organise – where can you make life more efficient for you (mine is my study schedule).
Obliterate – determination now to remove other worthless habits (we all have a few I am sure).
Kip – Imagine being able to fall asleep without a status update in your mind.
My friends are doing a one month challenge with this to see how it changes their lives. What habit can you remove for one month to see how it changes your life? And once its change will you take the habit back up again or gain a new thought process that is for the better?