“I can’t change this, it’s a habit.” My ex-boyfriend said to me when I asked him for the thousandth time if he could put the toilet seat back down. Well guess what, people can change! I know from my own experience that you can change your habits. Here are a couple I had in the past but I don’t anymore:
I used to sleep until noon or even longer. But then in one moment I figured out that I throw half a day away. So I decided that from that moment on I’ll wake up earlier. It wasn’t easy getting used of early rising but now I’m waking up around 8 a.m. and it’s working for me.
In primary school sleeping was so important to me that I didn’t eat breakfast. I rather slept a couple of minutes longer than to get up and eat something. I still remember one teacher saying that breakfast is the most important meal in the whole day and that we should all eat breakfast. I told her I feel sick if I eat in the morning and I never ate breakfast until a couple of months ago. Now I can’t start my day without it.
I had my morning ritual. After slowly waking up I ate my breakfast and then I made myself a hot cup of coffee and I read the news on the internet while drinking my coffee. This also changed. I drank way too much coffee. One coffee in the morning, one about an hour before lunch, next one after lunch, and then another two or three in the afternoon. Way too much coffee. Now I don’t drink coffee anymore, I drink tea.
It would be great if my ex would read this blog and start putting the toilet seat down after doing his thing. I think whoever’s living with him would be much happier.