How to choose which habit or vice to talk of…. There is smoking, thank you God for helping me move on from that stinky habit, on the 4th try. There is drinking as an escape, but again, thank you God for helping me see that’s what it was and that I needed to adjust some of my friends to be happy and healthy.
My current struggle is napping. I love it, I handle most news with a nap. Sad news? Let me nap on it. Exciting news? Let me nap on it. Sunny day after I slept great? I should probably nap. Cloudy day? The best naps come on those days!
The trouble with napping is how it becomes a habit that creates a chain reaction. If I nap, I may not sleep well. If I don’t sleep well, then that is an excuse for a nap, and so the cycle goes. If I don’t have time to nap, I get cranky like a toddler. If I nap too long, I struggle to get motivated to finish the day. But I still just always want a nap! I find if I can make it through a few days without the nap, I really can be more productive, I have a better attitude in general, and I sleep better at night. It’s an easy habit for me to fall back on, and a hard cycle to break.
But each day I try to decide what is best, to nap or not to nap. There is a fine line between self care or apathy for my to do list.
Lord, please help me keep the energy to make each day count and
not be wasted. Keep me on your path and not distracted by a vice that takes away from what needs to be done.
Rebecca, it’s interesting how habits can become vices-and they are hard to change! Thankfully, we have a God who holds our hand💕
Rebecca, what an intriguing piece! That balance between what we want to do and what we should do can be tough to manage, and so can breaking those cycles. So glad you know how it works. Thanks for sharing today!