Friday, October 16, 2009

Bad Habits

There's just something about being connected to technology that makes me sorta kinda addicted to it. At work, I'm constantly on gchat, and checking Twitter. I log onto Facebook daily, except for the weekends. So, when I'm not at work, I do the next best thing I can do--I text. Which leads me to my bad habit confession today: I text while driving. I KNOW, I'm so so so bad, right? Eeeks.

I shouldn't do it. I know that. I know it's not safe. I know that people have caused accidents by texting or just being on their cell phones in general. I know that, yet, it hasn't happened to me, so I continue to do it. Until now. As of today, I'm going to stop this bad habit, because I need to put my safety first. A text can wait. Don't get me wrong, it will be hard not to reach over and steal a quick glance at my phone to see who it was from or what it says when I hear the double beep of my cell phone going off. But I can't do it anymore. Nope, it's not a good thing. Plus, maybe it'll help me become less addicted to responding instantaneously. Maybe I'll start listening to the radio again. Or better yet, use that extra 20 minutes to reflect on my day, something I rarely do anymore.

What are your bad habits?


Mr. Apron said...

You should just turn yourself in to the local sheriff's office and spend the weekend there.

Anonymous said...

You could listen to books on tape!

and my bad habit? TV watching.


the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

My bad habit is still chatting.

I should have gotten so much more done this week writing-wise. But I was chatting.

Anonymous said...

I stopped texting while driving a few months ago, when I had a scare. The car in front of me braked and I was easily able to stop, but it still shocked me when I looked up from the phone to see brake lights. No more for me.

Have a good weekend, baby!


Wonderful said...

Mr. Apron- I know, I'm so guilty.

M- Good suggestion...but I'd rather watch tv.

mjenks- Chatting can be so addictive.

Taylor- That's so scary! Glad I'm stopping too. Have a good weekend!

Erin said...

I text while driving sometimes, too -- even though I know it's both stupid and dangerous. I need to stop. No text message is important enough to risk my life or other peoples' lives.