thoughts on habits…

I’ve been in process of realizing something for the past few weeks – I’m not exactly much of a creature of habit. There are certain things that should theoretically, by now, be habit, but I have to force myself to remember to do. Simple daily things, like brushing my teeth or my hair (yes, I forget to brush my hair frequently,) and eating on a schedule and watching tv shows that I really want to see on a regular basis (okay, so there’s like one, but I always forget to watch it.)

Anyhow, I guess the point is that I don’t seem to get seriously addicted to things anymore. I can wander away from my computer for days if I’ve got other things to do. I can forget to brush my teeth (yes, eww, I do tend to notice eventually and brush them, but sometimes it gets past me when I’m not all that self-aware) or my hair on a semi-regular basis. But I’m not really seriously habit-forming in general. The habits I do have that are seriously ingrained, like my method of standing with one leg crossed over the other when at rest, are so old I can’t even remember where they came from. I never brushed my hair/teeth when I was in public school, so I never really got those habits. Cleaning up after myself on a regular basis is a learned thing, and I still have to remind myself a lot of the time – I tend to remind myself simply because I like to be in clean, organized surroundings. I’ve been trying to wear my glasses every day for the past couple of months, and I forget to put them on at least 1/3 of the time.

Whatever. This post has no real point, I just feel like rambling for some reason.