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I Am Trying to Develop Good Habits

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    Good Habits Develop Hard.

    I was going to write a brand new story titled " I want to develop the best habits I am able, to be optimally effective in my Life ". I know, that's a very long title. Then I found this one "I am trying to develop good habits", and decided to click on it, although I sensed that...
    SlowlyHealing SlowlyHealing 41-45, F Apr 10, 2011

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    Some Physical and Some Mental Habits..

    I eat very healthy. Loads of fresh vegetables, low fat and hardly any junk food. (I do enjoy some french fries every now and then but I couldn't eat them more often than once in a month). -BUT I drink about 1 litre a day, which is very low and can't be healthy and I think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2008

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    So Any Things

    I have to stop the smoking habit! I have to stop the smoking habit! And the most important thing is I have to stop the smoking habit!
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff 46-50, T 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-roll....

    So maybe my life wasn't exactly like the title, but it was damn near close. I joined this group because my life over the past two years has been about developing better habits.  After two and a half years of constant drug abuse, family conflicts, and an abusive relationship...
    torimarie torimarie 18-21, F Mar 15, 2008

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    I tried to go to bed on time today at 10 pm it's

    now 5 am lol I couldn't fall asleep and i hadnt used the comp all day either and was so stressed out i needed to use it,i tried distracting myself actually over ate a bit while trying to distract myself from the comp it was mostly healthy food but still i hate over eating it...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I'll Try.

    I'll really try to stick all cd's back into the good box!I really will try!But it is a funny surprise no?Never knowing which one will be in which box...?
    illiona illiona 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2008

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    One Day At A Time

    A few weeks ago, I found myself discouraged, depressed, and feeling stuck as to how to help myself. I had just quit my job, which left me more time than usual to sit with my thoughts. However, by absolute chance, I was looking on Facebook where I follow the page for the movie...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F Oct 8, 2013

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    Starting With Water and Exercise...

    Eventually will cut out the junk and fast food more.  I was raised eating a lot of veggies and fruits so I really do love those and the only thing I really don't care of is corn at least not canned whole, creamed none of it and celery. EWW But occasional corn on cob is...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Apr 3, 2008

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    Good Habits -

    I've always been very interested in self-improvement and have read many books and tried to implement their positive suggestions! I would usually go along fine for a few weeks but then usually finding myself back where I started somewhere down the road!  I made some small...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    Where's The Fun?

    It's a struggle to wake up early, to go to bed on time. I never feel good early in the mornings no matter how many articles I read saying that this is our natural rythm. I workout. Sad to say I am Not addicted. When does the fun start?? I run. Every step is hard. Eating healthy...
    mtiff mtiff 26-30, F Jan 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I want to get into the habit of living intentionally. I find I am much happier and have no regrets of any actions I take during the day. Here's to day one 🙌😊
    cathmags cathmags 22-25, F May 18

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    I recently finished reading Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and it was amazing! I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to break bad habits, and there's...
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I love sweets special chocolate cookies donuts and cake. I am doing my best not to eat it other than twice a week or less. one thing I have done to change my habits as I don't buy...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M May 2

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    I'm going to be 25 soon and I'm still struggling with a bunch of bad habits and addictions.The older I get the harder it becomes to get rid of those. I feel like they've sunk in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    One of my Favs - “First of all, love is a joint experience between two persons — but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to...
    fun4us2b fun4us2b 51-55, M Apr 30

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    being on ep doesn't help in breaking bad habits
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    I'm trying so hard to lose we and eat healthy but thats hard to do when all my parents buy is junk food
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 10

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    I've been biting my lips for years, and trying to stop used to make it even worse. Last December 31st, I made a New Year's resolution: I bought 10 Babylips chapsticks and each time...
    StuckInABlender StuckInABlender 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Imaginative mix, creative mechanical development and abilities are the key highlights to search for any web development association. In the event that you discover them, you ought...
    demellows demellows 16-17, M 1 Response May 18

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    While I would never dismiss the endless work of a single parent raising children, I truly admire the family that has a good father as its leader. The children and wife seem to be...
    bunnigirl bunnigirl 46-50, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I think todays world where both mommy and daddy have to work, kids are often neglected so they search for the love and care that their parents should have nurtured in somewhere...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    18 Unique Struggles Of Wanting Real Love But Hating The Concept Of Dating Ari Eastman http://thoughtcatalog.com/ari-eastman/2015/05/18-unique-struggles-of-wanting-real-love-but...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I live with someone who is verbally abusive. He is in severe pain and sometimes drinks because of it. Today is a good day today though. No sad things to write. He is coping better...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And I'm trying, which is actually going good. I'm trying to think as positive as I can and think as less as I can about negative things. It's been helping me cause I see that I...
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Growing up, I was always considered ugly and treated like I was undesirable. In middle school and elementary school, guys would often yell at me, call me names, talk down to me, or...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F May 12

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    I HAVE DONE A LOT OF BAD THINGS TO PEOPLE...... SOME DESERVED IT...SOME DID NOT......JUDGE ME IF YOU WILL...... My whole life has been one disaster after another. I was...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Our system sand machine design concept is no longer only focus on products of high performance. At the same time, we are the influence of industry in the excellent production...
    linxiaomo linxiaomo 22-25 May 14

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    If anyone needs something, just message me on Facebook.. I'm not the kind of girls who likes to tell the world about the way I feel about myself, but this is the only place I can...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 3 Responses May 17

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    "It’s one reason why comics were so appealing. The comics would have to come out over months and months, this very gradual discovery process, and I like that a lot. On the other...
    TheJokesOnUs TheJokesOnUs 22-25 1 day ago

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    I NEED HELP/ADVICE FROM AN EXPERIENCED STONER. I'm a 20 year old girl. I started smoking marijuana at the age of 16. Back then, only like 1-2 times a month. When I was 18 I...
    EmiliaStad EmiliaStad 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    being single is a disease, am new here trying to make things happen in a good way
    brown00012 brown00012 36-40, M Apr 29

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    I have felt low for so long now, and everyone says it's sad how much my confidence has completely deteriorated over the last year, so I have decided that I am finally going to put...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 12

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    Hey ladies and gents!! So gaining weight is definitely easier than losing it. That is for damn sure. Well I had always been a bigger girl up until my senior year in high school. I...
    TayRayy TayRayy 18-21, F 7 Responses May 16

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    When I first moved to this area, I was just getting over a major depression and trying to find the bright side of anything because I felt super lost. I clung to any and everything...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I walk away from thinking just about myself and listen to others who might not have someone to talk to. Unfortunately most of those individuals happen to be males, and they do not...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    In truth, smoking marijuana helps me focus and have a relaxed mental state at the same time. But sometimes the odd time it happens, I get so damn fried that trying to function...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M 2 Responses May 9

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    but if you are old enough to be my dead grandpa, please dont talk to me. you may comment on my stuff or answer my questions, but if you pop into my inbox i wont respond to you. and...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    I've been trying for so long. It is really starting to deteriorate not only my mind and emotions, but now also physically. I can barely eat, I cannot sleep. My depression is...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I'm just trying to do my best...
    WolfsterTheWere WolfsterTheWere 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    2nd night in a row to get off work early, only to come home to a house where no one gives a sh!t. I bust my @ss and make good money. You'd at least think I might get shown some...
    good4nothin1 good4nothin1 31-35, M May 1

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    When George Washington was crossing the Delaware River with his troops, there were 33 (remember this number) in Washington's boat. It was extremely dark and storming furiously and...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 1 Response May 2

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    Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 May 2