posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 05:53 PM
So I'd like this to be a thread where people can contribute their hardships with breaking bad habits. We all know they die hard, but everyone has
coping mechanisms. Some of us get through them, some don't. I think we can all agree its tough.
Here's my story...
4 months ago I lost my job. I was making great money, had a great apartment and a good woman. I had a lot of bad habits, mostly centered around the
lifestyle of running a club... Drinking, partying etc.
Anyway, they let go of the entire management tier at my club and I was out with nothing but a huge rent that I couldn't pay and my bad habits. Then
my girlfriend, 3 days later, left me with the apartment. Then I lost the apartment. I was out on my butt and my pride was broken enough that I moved
back home with my parents.
Then, in a couple weeks I began seeing the positives of my plight, and started thinking it was all for the better. I curbed my drinking to 1 night a
week, and was looking for jobs left and right, as well as making my music. I was happy without all the crap that I was a part of before. It was good.
Then, a month and a half ago, I got swine flu. It was terrible and lasted way too long. I hadn't had so much as a beer for three weeks, but I was
left almost too weak to want to get out of bed ever since.
I started running to gain some energy. As I said, I am very habitual, so I began running ALOT. I am still running upwards of 4-5 miles a day at this
point. The problem is, being locked in a house while sick can be very boring. And after I was done with the flu I start drinking again... Every night.
Now I know I have a big tour coming up and I most certainly will be too busy to really party at all. And I'm fine with that. But its those stretches
of boredom and inaction that cause me to hit square one again keep coming back over and over again. It seems I can't be left alone with my own head.
I get apathetic and drink. That's the way its always been .
When I have a girlfriend and a decent job, I stop. But surely there must be less dependent ways of breaking old habits.
So more onto you, the reader. Have you ever dealt with a habit that you keep beating seemingly easily that keeps coming back to you when you're at
your weakest? Or habits that took years to address, how did you get through it?
Nothing is too big or too small. I'm talking from biting fingernails to obsessive compulsive disorder. Tell me your story.
So I started