Something I face often

@savypat (20247)
United States
March 10, 2013 8:19am CST
Again I am trying to change habits, one of the most important parts of this endever is to keep a written record of my efforts. I have always had a very difficult time doing this. There seems to be something blocking my doing this. I don't know what, but I totally resent having to keep a written record. But here goes, I'm trying again. Any suggestions?
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 13
I never took the efforts to record events that transpired in my life. What happened in the past remain unrecorded history . Maybe I never thought that records would benefit our generations when we are gone. Maybe it is not too late to write now but for me I don't think I can hold a pen steadily to even write few words. Honestly, I have not used a pen and paper for so long except for putting down my signatures on documents.
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@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
10 Mar 13
what are you going to record? is it really important
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@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
10 Mar 13
There are many ways to record something besides writing it down. Take a photo, do a voice recording or even simply ask someone else to help you with the writing down. Would that help to make things easier?
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• United States
10 Mar 13
If you are wanting to start a habit like that you need to set aside a time of the day when you record these things.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
10 Mar 13
Go with the flow! Look inside to find the problem, then change directions. Nothing just happens, everything has a reason. Obviously you need to shift gears,(so to speak) now the answer will come to you. Hang in there!
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@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
10 Mar 13
Hey savypat, I know how hard is to change habits, but you need something more than written recorder and your will power. What you can keep doing is continue writing your recorder, but start to write what you have done today to change your habit.
@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
• India
10 Mar 13
Well the best thing to change an habit is to get a new one. you keep yourself busy with the new habit to such extent that you forget all about the old one and a little bit of self determination and luck you could do away with the bad habit. I quit smoking that way. I love chewing gums now. :P
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Mar 13
hi savypat well I can only suggest what i do as a person with diabetes I must check my blood sugar several times a day and thus I do this soon as I am dressed. I check my blood sugar and immediately write it down as if I do not do it right away I could forget the figure., so if you need to write down your steps to breaking a habit daily just do it as soon as you get dr3essed its easiest then
@inertia4 (27395)
• United States
15 Mar 13
It is very hard to try and keep track of new changes. I am in the middle of trying myself. I must have that same block. It's like the brain says that's great, but the body quickly changes that. In any case, I took my sugar this morning and it was high. I need to change how I eat again. I did it before, I can do it again.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I've never found that it is necessary for me to keep a written record of my efforts of trying to change so I'm really not able to give you any kind of suggestions on this one. One thing that I will always do when I'm trying to make changes in my habits is that I will constantly remind myself that I either will or will not do that particular thing on a given day.
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
11 Mar 13
I used to always write stuff down, keep a daily record of my behaviour and my thoughts and feelings, trouble was my ex found my records and took it upon themselves to read them and it caused a lot of nastiness, I never did any more records after that. They were tainted so I ended up burning them all, I never forgave my ex for that, it's like I had been violated. I do occasionally keep records for the purpose of therapy and how I am changing, my therapist usually asks me to keep records about my achievements and how I behave to others and how I deal with different situations.
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• China
11 Mar 13
Why do you want to change your habbits?I think that it's a good written record of your efforts.I don't what happened,but I suggest that you can do something follow your heart.
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@mulgeta (32)
• Ethiopia
11 Mar 13
This is the same problem that I face( sometimes i record sometimes not).I have been reading some self development books and one thing that I have learned is that recording things you have done every day and categorize them into my strength and weakness will help to know your good or positive habits and also to eliminate those bad or negative habits.
@yume11 (183)
• Romania
11 Mar 13
Instead of writing about the important events, why don't you make photos? Or if you really want to write about them, take a little notebook that you can carry wherever you go[you can find them at libraries] and when you want to write about an event, take short notes and the, when you have time, make the full story, based on the short notes and if you want, on the photos too. Hope this will help you! ^^
@GDTimothy (446)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Speaking of habits, I think it is mostly a matter of getting into the habit of keeping a written record. I think it'll get easier as you go along. Good luck!
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
10 Mar 13
I think you answered your own question. You resent having to...
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