#380 - Quick Simple List of Good Habits I Suck At

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It’s been a while since I’ve written. I have had a lot of heavy trains of thought in that time. Daunting ones that would take a lot of time and energy to write about. Stuff like “time” and “energy”. Instead of doing that, I’m going to make a simple, little list of good habits I wish I could do better.

Good Habits I Suck At

  • Break a sweat every day
  • Meditate frequently
  • Go for a walk
  • Get out of bed early, and never snooze
  • Making your bed in the morning
  • Exercising in the morning
  • Shutting off screens at least 2 hours before bed time
  • Having a good, firm bedtime
  • Eat vegetables every meal
  • Practice an instrument
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Practice intentional gratitude
  • Sketch things
  • Follow a budget
  • Read physical books
  • Take online classes (and finish them)
  • Go for a jog
  • Get out of your comfort zone frequently
  • Volunteering
  • Engage in polite conversation with strangers
  • Call your mom, ask her how her day is going
  • Pray
  • Leave your phone in a specific spot in your house, only use it if you go to that spot
  • Clean up after yourself every place you go, everything you do, every time
  • Take pride in your vehicle
  • Always sleep on big purchase decisions
  • Practice mental math

Generic fitness picture

By the way - that picture is from the website Unsplash, which is a really really neat website. It’s basically a really great repository of actually good photos with a reuse license that basically just says “go nuts”. Carte Blanche. I really get behind it, as a concept. It’s a bit like open-source photography. Makes me want to get more into photography, actually. Seems like a good habit to get into… WAIT CONTINUATION OF MY LIST FROM ABOVE!

  • photography

Top 5: Good Habits I’m Actually Don’t Suck At

  1. Cable cutting… I just never had it to begin with. So this is cheating.
  2. Keeping track of habits. I just fell into this one with my more broad goal to “keep track of life”. Also it’s not a perfect, exhaustive list of habits.
  3. Doing something creative every so often. Like this. Even if it’s not much.
  4. Sleeping consistently enough hours. The hours I do move around a lot, but I do usually get 7 contiguous hours, provided my child sleeps well enough.
  5. Talking with my spouse. A lot. About everything… I mean…. I think I’m good. I haven’t asked her opinion on the matter.


“HBL” = Heavy Breath Laugh……. because we don’t have LOL comedy.
- Nick