I once heard or read somewhere that it take 21 days for something to become a habit - so with 3 days down the question is will I make it through another 18 and form a habit? At this stage I am thinking it just might. I am sure its the chance to win something that is drawing people in but the comments that are appearing on other posts are reassuring that I am doing something right!
And now I am wondering what the difference is between a habit and an addiction....
And now I know - according to the free dictionary
A habit is recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition
whereas addiction is the condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something
not much between them other then a matter of opinion it seems.
I am currently trying to break my Facebook habit, or as Big N would call it my Facebook addiction. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking Facebook exists in its own time continuim that allows it to suck oodles of time out of your day. Much as I would just like to deactivate the reality of it is most of my business comes through Facebook so instead I am setting myself a limit - I am going to attempt to only be socially "online" for 15 minutes, 3 times a day. Of course I have given this blog and shopping (and researching said purchases) an exemption from that - if you stick around long enough you will soon realise just how much I loooove online shopping (I will have to emphatically label my online shopping habit an addiction!)
So someone remind me in 21 days (which would be the October 24th) to update you on if I have managed to curb my Facebook addiction!
So I just scrolled back up to the start of this post and realised that where I ended up wasn't where I was intending when I began. Opps!
But on the plus side I have now posted for public accountability my new Facebook regime and I invite you to reassess your own online habits (or addictions as the case maybe). And now I must leave you... there is shopping to be done!
Happy Monday everyone!