I really had to think about this one. I have a lot of “habits” or rituals, but I don’t know if they are bad habits. Let me lay them out for you.
Locking things – I have OCD and I’m not just saying that. The obsessive thoughts that I have and the compulsions that come with them are at times debilitating, but I muddle through to live another day. My worst one is locking things. I’ll admit that I’ve gotten much better about it now that I don’t live alone, but I will always double check doors and windows and gates to make sure they’re locked.
Inability to relax – I’m sure Bud would disagree with me based on how easy I fall asleep (mostly on the floor in the living room), but if I’m awake and active, sitting still is really hard for me. If I notice something is out of place or if I have the opportunity to clean/organize something, chances are I’m doing it.
Forgetting to drink – I am really bad about staying hydrated. It’s just not something I think about. I take a water bottle to work everyday and some days I drink it all in the car on the way to work and sometimes it sits on my desk all day still full. I’m trying to get better at recognizing when I’m thirsty, but I’m so picky about what I drink that it hasn’t been a priority of mine.
Are those bad habits?