I have a bad habit. This habit is one that I WANT to change. I decided yesterday that I was going to take some time over the next month to change it. Realllllly change it.. and not let it come back.
Then I got to thinking a little more. What if others have a bad habit they want to change too? So, I decided to blog about it and create a little “break the habit challenge.” Don’t worry, there are no rules or check-ins… just the comfort of knowing other peeps are changing habits too. Sometimes it helps to know that you have a team. We are ALL connected, after all.
So, I leave this thought with you… Decide today if you have a habit you want to change. If so, change it. What is stopping you?
For those interested, I am going to share my story and the habit I plan to change over the next month. Here it goes…
I love tea. If you didn’t already know that (and I am sure you did), surprise! I also love convenience. Who doesn’t? So, I frequent Starbucks. And I mean frequent. Sure, tea is one of the cheapest things on the menu (I get a venti which ends up being around $2.65), but if I am going even 3 or 4 days per week that adds up to $414-$551 per year. And some weeks I think I am going more than that. I say think because I really don’t know. And THAT, my friends, is why I feel I need to change.
I have another reason pulling me to change too. I go grocery shopping at Target on Saturdays or Sundays. I love Target. And again, I love tea. So the two go together perfectly. Every time I go into a Target, I feel drawn to stop by the little Target Starbucks store and grab a tea. Only, I am convinced that the little Target Starbucks stores do NOT do as good of a job at making my tea as the free-standing Starbucks. Yes, I have had this conversation in my head… MANY times. The sad thing is that tea is just a tea bag and water, but I am convinced that their water is not the same. So why do I STILL get one? Doesn’t make sense whether I am crazy or not.
The above is plenty reason to change my Starbucks habit. My SMART goal (because let’s face it.. SMART goals just work better!) is that I will reduce my Starbucks tea consumption to no more than 1 per week over the next month. And to add to that, it will be a free-standing Starbucks. I am starting this week so today officially kicks it off. My hope is that I will break the habit this month so that it carries on for the year (and so on).
Here’s to drinking less Starbucks tea and saving an extra $500 or so this year!
What about you? Is there a habit you know you need to change and have the desire to start? Do it. Because YOU can!