Habits are a funny (funny=odd, not funny=ha ha) thing. It's so hard to get into a good habit, and so easy to get out of it! It's also remarkably easy to get into a bad habit, but that's a story for another day. ;)
In 2011, I started a habit of doing a minimum of 20 minutes a day of something quilting-related. Not just reading about quilting, but doing. I've been pretty good since too, with the exception of vacations and holidays. I love this habit, where that 20 minutes usually turns into 40 minutes or longer. Quilting feels calming, creative and productive to me -- a welcome moment in a life that is often anything but calming, creative and productive (think trying to clean with 3 little kids around).
This little habit o' mine even got to the point that it felt 'itchy' if I missed more than two days. Seriously. I'd find myself starting to get cranky over things that wouldn't normally bug me. A sign of addiction? Maybe, but I'm fine with that.
With the addition of a full-time job, my cherished habit has fallen a bit by the wayside. I'm pretty sure that this will be a temporary break in my habit and that it's just a part of adjusting to all the changes going on around here, but I miss it and I'm itchy.
It's a new month and so I pledge to re-new my habit. 20 minutes a day!
Do you have a quilty habit? What do you do to get you back into a good habit?
“Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.” ~ Jim Ryun