Posted by: craigsblogs72 | March 22, 2013

Breaking the habit on day 105 of 365 days of getting it done

Breaking the habit on day 105 of 365 days of getting it done. The alcohol habit that is.


Here’s a tune to kickstart todays post…

For as many weeks as I can remember Friday afternoon was all about turning off the laptop, dismissing the work week and then hitting the booze bus. Sometimes the bus would travel at the speed limit and only travel a few stop before pulling up for the night. Other times I’d get behind the wheel, put the boozed pedal to the floor and see how far and how quickly I could go until the bus crashed.

Well my friends, as the subject and Linkin Park sing – it’s time to break the habit.

365 days of getting it done is maturing. That is to say I am maturing along the path of life. I can’t live like I’m still the Youth Gone Wild. Maybe the influence of the music I have loved since a teenager had an impact on my drinking ways… that’s just a cop out.

It was like every Friday night was an excuse to load up and not stop til I’d pretty much passed out. Not out of boredom. Not for the want of escaping. Purely a force of habit that propelled me to drink. Was it the buzz? Thinking about it now, that was part of it. Here’s the cool thing though…

With a change of habit comes new paradigms and the one I’m experiencing this afternoon is a monumental shift in happiness, positivity and calm. The way 365 days of getting it done should have been all along. Know what I’m sayin’?

Continually improving now is a daily experience for me. I can honestly state that since that post I have made a conscious effort to live and breathe a kaizen way of life. And it’s opening up all kinds of wonderful opportunities for me that are more aligned with my goals than ever before. With a clear head, comes clear focus. Clear focus creates more streamlined activity.

If you could only see the smile on my face…




  1. You’re right CL… that is exactly what happens when you shake a monkey of your back – peace. No chittering in your ear, now weighing you down or putting you off balance – just peace. I love this post, it really hits the spot.

    • Thanks MG. I’ve got nothing else except thanks because right now – a weight has been lifted and I feel touched by someone or something looking out for me and it’s kinda an emotional afternoon. I am smiling though…

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