Not a New Year’s Resolution

Trying to break bad habits before the year ends.

One of my bad habits is that I have a hard time getting up in the morning. The main problem is that I start feeling tired at night but after a few minutes, I’m wide awake until two, three in the morning. Another problem is when I do wake up in the morning, I’m still groggy and wind up falling back asleep.

But I’m trying to change that — forcing myself to go to bed earlier no matter how I feel, so I won’t feel so groggy in the morning. It might seem like I’m doing this because New Year’s is right around the corner. I’m not waiting until it’s 2020 to work on this because…well…it’s a bad habit I need to break.  

And I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. The intention behind the idea is good but it feels so temporary. You’re creating a goal because it’s the beginning of the year and you feel that you have to start over and reinvent yourself. But then slowly, you begin to burnout and then  you’re back to your old habits before you’re halfway through January. 

I’ve tried that, and failed, so I’m taking a different approach. I’m working on myself now, so I can start the new year — and new decade — on a more positive note. I’m hoping a head start in 2019 will make it easier to break this habit. 

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