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May 4, 2017

Top Ten Thursday : Habits to learn or unlearn

'hello, I'm an alien'
The topic for Top Ten Thursday is "Skills we wished today's young people would learn" but I decide it's better to make a list of habits. Let's not call them bad or good habits but just habits that a person does because their mind doesn't know any other way to do them or maybe it's a quirk.

Habits to unlearn:

01/ Doing things other than work when I'm at work — so, everyone probably does this sometimes, I mean, there are times when working is just something you do not want to do. The whole I-got-to-do-it-or-else-I-won't-get-paid bit is what makes me return to work but really, who wants to be working every hour of the day?

02/ Correcting myself — not just words or writings or blog posts but everything, I just hate making mistakes

03/ Watching tv shows and forgetting there are other things in the world — I sort of banned myself from watching tv shows since January but I guess it's not working, it's almost like a new habit that somehow disguised itself as an old habit

04/ Putting things off — procrastinating apparently is a hobby of mine, I really haven't finished much this year, aside from the A-Z challenge, I suppose my constant inability to concentrate on one thing at a time contributes to it

05/ Not Exercising — I actively avoid exercising, I know it's not a good idea but I just don't like working out

& Habits to learn:

06/ Drive a car — it really would be convenient if I know how to drive but just the idea of being behind the wheels freaks me out a bit

07/ Keep a plant alive — I'm not talking about gardening but just to keep plants alive after I brought them home from the store

08/ Answer questions at job interviews —  I pretty much suck at answering questions thrown at me during an interview because of my nervousness and the constant way my mind keeps blanking out even when I know what to say

09/ Make introductions — talking to strangers makes me feel like an alien, like someone not quite right, like being back in  school and waiting for your turn to speak and you're wondering what the heck you're doing there and if running is a good idea, this is probaby why I'm so bad at #8

10/ Stop correcting myself — it's not a bad thing to make corrections when you make a mistake but to do it constantly even when unnecessarily is sometimes a problem, right? does anyone else have to this problem?


  1. So it's not just me? I have given up on house plants. They all die on me. Even a cactus!
    Completing A-Z is a MAJOR achievement, give yourself some credit and pat yourself on the shoulder!
    Speaking of aliens, a friend of mine runs a monthly "six words challenge", the theme for May has to do with aliens, let me know if you'd like to know more!

    1. yes, completeing the A-Z challenge is a big deal considering I don't actually blog every day.

      I've heard about the six word challenge but I don't think I want to do it, guess I'm to lazy.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

  2. 1,3,4,& 5 definitely. I can't drive either and for very similar reasons. Meeting strange people - I don't consider running as that's exercise, but I do wish an alien would whisk me away.

    1. oh yes, running is exercise, almost forgot; guess it would be a bit exciting if an alien comes and take us away - would certainly give us something to blog about...

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

  3. There are a lot of good tv shows on these days, really have to watch the time!

    1. yes, there are and sadly, we don't have enough time for them.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.


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