As I cracked open my bottle of Coke at 6:05 this morning on the drive in, it occurred to me… once again, my well-intentioned New Year’s Resolution had bitten the dust. I actually bought a Coke 2 nights prior… instant comfort for what some might consider a “bad day”… That’s my excuse, but chances are… I would have broken it sooner or later anyway. I was on my 6th day as a recovering Coke-head. There was so much junk food in the house that I really hadn’t thought too much about having a Coke. Night shifts are a little iffy, but again… there was plenty of junk to keep my mind occupied. I figured that the real test would be in another 2 weeks when the Christmas junk food stocks had been depleted and I was watching TV and suddenly had the urge for something sweet and oh-so-yummy. Then off to the corner store I would go, slapping down my bank card for some overly-priced convenience goods.
Which begs the question… Are New Year’s Resolutions a total waste of time? Do people really change their habits just because they throw out their old calendar and replace it with a new one? If I wanted to stop drinking Coke, or any of the other things that I put on my list, surely I could have stopped in December. Or March. Or July. You get the point. I remember reading something once that talked about habit forming behaviour. How long it took to form a bad habit. How long it took to break that habit. It’s all about repetition. Obviously 6 days wasn’t quite enough to break the cycle of Coke abuse. Gee, that sounds more intriguing than it really is.
I fell off the wagon.. but that’s fine… the great thing about wagons is that they’re slow moving, so you can climb back up onto them and try again…[polldaddy poll=2486373]