Sunday Ramble: Habits and Routines

Hello all on this beautiful Easter Sunday! Today, I’m joining the Sunday Ramble, for which the topic this week is habits and routines. Here are Amy’s questions.

1. Do you have a daily routine that you are used to, or do you just go with the flow of the new day?
I usually get up and go to bed around the same time. I also eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time most days. However, with respect to the activities I do inbetween, I usually go with the flow. After all, I just don’t always fancy doing the same things each day, don’t have the same level of energy, etc.

2. Do you do anything in your life habitually that you wish you could stop?
I guess I have quite a few bad habits. I’m learning not to overeat, but I still eat much faster than I’d like.

I also bite my nails. I tried to stop when I first started working with polymer clay, thinking that I could ingest polymer clay that got stuck under my nails by biting my nails. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stop.

I also twirl my hair, which my autism diagnosing psychologist once told me was a “serious social handicap”. Well, I was just beginning to recover from a psychiatric crisis at the time, so I couldn’t care less.

3. If habit was the acronym H.A.B.I.T, what would it be short for?
Helpful Actions Bring Infinite Thankfulness.
That’s a way of turning HABIT into something good!

4. Are we born with our bad habits? Or do we acquire them from the environment surrounding us?
I think, like most of our traits, it’s a combination of both. We are born with a predisposition to, for example, nervousness, addiction, etc. However, the exact nature of our bad habits and whether they make it into actual compulsions/addictions/etc. or not, is largely determined by our environment.

5. Are you a night owl, early bird, or something else when it comes to sleeping routines?
I am naturally more of a night owl, but I also need a lot of sleep. I’ve gotten used to going to bed at around 10:30PM and getting up at 8:30AM. That probably makes me something in between.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Ramble: Habits and Routines

  1. I’m a big time night owl. When I get up in the morning, after breakfast, I practice the piano and guitar, something that has been a habit for years and years. Happy Easter!

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  2. That acronym is brilliant, Astrid! I love it! I was a nail biter when I was younger, but now I can’t bite any nails since I have no teeth ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I agree with you about the predisposition when we are born too. I like how you answered that. It made me think ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for rambling with me and Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I’m glad you liked my acronym. It took me a while to come up with something. I’m sorry you have no teeth left especially at your age. I am fortunate to not have had that many issues with my teeth after age 21 or so. Before that though, I had quite a few cavities.

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      1. You’re welcome! I am going to share the acronyms in a post today ๐Ÿ™‚ Yours was brilliant! In 2017, I had such a horrible toothache on both sides of my mouth that it ruined a vacation. I spent the entire weekend in pain, and I decided that was it. Having babies and a hard lifestyle while younger had made my mouth so painful with cavities and gingivitis. I don’t miss the toothaches, but I do miss my teeth ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Oh, I’ll check out your post mentioning the acronyms.

          As for your teeth, I’m so glad you’re relieved from your toothache now. I have mildly inflamed gums (not gum disease thankfully, which I was horribly scared of when I had my most recent dental check-up), but thankfully, brushing with a softer toothbrush made a huge difference. I do wonder though, don’t you still experience gingivitis now that you don’t have your own teeth? I mean you still do have your gums right? I’m sorry if this is a bit too sensitive a subject.

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          1. The questions are good ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t mind answering. For me, I still have my gums of course by they are have closed the socket of the tooth. The gingivitis went away with the healing because bacteria could no longer get in there and agitate the lining of the gum to the teeth. I do still have one wisdom tooth (a fifth one actually) that gets inflamed a bit. It probably is developing the gingivitis again.

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