Creature's of Habit Making Change

By Kristian Buckner | Jul 22, 2013

It's human nature to do the same thing every day, that's how we create habits. If you hit snooze button every morning, or you tend to bite your nails, you'll do it so often that your brain will think it's necessary. So when you notice that you're doing it, and try to stop, anxiety sets in.

We all have those bad habits, maybe your's is not eating right or maybe, watching too much TV, or littering. They could be anything, even the smallest things. But who really tries to change their habits?

I'm embarking on a mission to change. Change myself for the better. I want to do something significant to better the world one day, and how can I do that unless I have focused on my downfalls first? I started with: procrastination.

Procrastination is something that I've fallen shame to more often then I'd like to admit. I procrastinate about everything, mostly because I'm lazy. Sometimes I procrastinate for fear of failure, like with my blogs. I put things aside. But I don't want to anymore. So, I've decided, if I've thought of needing to do something, or wanting to do something, and if I am capable, I'll do it that minute to ensure that it gets done. Because what better time to do something than in the now? It's not going to get done on it's own, and most likely, no one else is going to do it for you, so why not?

Then I went to: eating right and exercising.

I have a lot of insecurities, but I want to over come them. I've half-heartedly done this before, but I never saw change, so I gave up. This time, I'm not. I'm doing this for myself, not for anyone who has ever ridiculed or passed judgement, no, I'm doing this completely for me. Because I, (As well as everyone else.), deserve to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. If I face my insecurities, I face all that negativity head on and change it for the better.

And lastly, being the change that I want to see.

With social media being so easily accessible, everyone puts everything of Facebook. Lately I've gotten so aggravated with people posting things, especially about things they saw on the news, but didn't really fully read into what happened. It infuriates me to no end. I wonder why people feel the need to comment on things in which they are uneducated and there's no point in discussing. For example, the Trayvon case; yes the event was tragic, but whether or not you agree with the outcome, no amount of ranting and raving on Facebook is going to change what happened.

Although I'm not typically one of the people that makes a big fuss about gun laws on social media, I am making sure from now on that I'm always educated in matters at hand. So if I do decide to speak up on a matter at hand that still has some debating to go, I'll be sure to know the whole story. (As everyone else should be doing to.)

So that's how I'm changing myself,  now, how are you going to change you?

Start simple, if you want to start eating right, cut out things that are unhealthy out of your diet little by little, and read a lot of "healthy living" cookbooks. If you want to stop drinking coffee, try switching to green tea and decaf until you rid yourself of caffeine addiction. And if you want to stop hitting the snooze button to actually wake up on time in the morning, remember that if you can do the math in your head for how many more minutes you can sleep in, you're awake enough to get up.

Make changes to better yourself. If you want to make the world a better place, which I really hope everyone does, you can't change the world unless you change you first. See the change that you wish would happen among your peers, and in the world, and become that change. Who knows maybe you'll inspire others to make the leap towards a better tomorrow.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

 

 

Contact me at: kristian.buckner@yahoo.com

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