Sunday, January 4, 2015

Deadly versus Caring Habits

On January 1st of each year, I gather all my loose papers, articles, notes, clippings, photos, (you get the idea), toss what's not useful any longer and file away what still makes sense.  I came across a clipping from a  November 2002 Prevention magazine.  I have been rotating it into my keep pile for all these years, and I'm sure many more years to come.  It made sense then and it continues to make sense now.

The Seven Deadly Habits versus The Seven Caring Habits

Turn This                                       Into This

Blaming                                               Accepting

Bribing                                                 Encouraging

Complaining                                      Listening  

Criticizing                                           Respecting      

Nagging                                               Negotiating differences

Punishing                                           Supporting

Threatening                                       Trusting

Do you see yourself described here?  If so, take heart and turn it around.  It's never too late to rethink yourself and make positive changes.  

As for me, I'll be working on Respecting.  It's a mind-set and something that will come as long as I continue to practice the art of being in the moment and owning my thoughts and what comes out of my  mouth.

What Deadly Habit will you change?


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