This morning (as well as a few days ago) as part of cleaning up my life I sorted through alarge stack of magazines tore out pages that I really wanted to keep temporarily (recipes, articles of interest, photos of some goals I have) and threw the rest out.
One of my bad habits have been to buy magazines. All sorts of magazines (music, movies, men's fashion, urban, martial arts, news) purely out of boredom. Everytime when I've felt I've had no direction or was depressed I'd buy a magazine to try to cheer myself up. It would work temporarily but of course they don't really make any changes for me.
I'm finally learning to take more control of my life and getting rid of this habit. Over the past several days I've been at newsstands and browsed through the mags, asked myself the question "Do I really need this? Is this really going to move me forward?" After answering "No." I have refused to buy any magazines.
As a side note I'd like to say that I haven't smoked since 4 weeks now - after 9 years! During the last 3 years of my marriage I gave up smoking successfully but started again after my wife and I separated and eventually divorced. This is the first time I've been able to stop since then.
I once read;
"For every disciplined effort is a multiple reward".
I'm really excited about the multiple rewards of getting my life under control.