Bad habits are something we all have. Yes, even I- the stubborn girl who says she is right 98% of the time- have plenty of bad habits. The good thing about this is that I’m woman enough to admit that I know what my bad habits are and that I’ll try to stop them. The key word here is “try”. No, I don’t compulsively bite my nails or any of those bad habits, but I have a few quirky ones of my own.
Rolling my eyes
When I think of people rolling their eyes, I just imagine that popular girl in high school saying “OMG” and popping her gum bubble- I swear I’m not like that. The thing about me is that I roll my eyes without realizing it. I wouldn’t call myself a pessimist (I prefer the term “realist”), but I do tend to think most of what people spew out of their mouth is bullshit. One time I rolled my eyes at this annoying lady working the dressing room at TJ Maxx and my boyfriend told me she saw me do it. She was being nasty to me, so she
sort of deserved it. I can’t control it and 90% of the time I don’t realize I do it. So if I roll my eyes at you, I’m sorry. I probably didn’t mean it.
Assuming the worst
Blame it on the aforementioned realism, my anxiety, or whatever you want- but I always assume the worst. I constantly worry about things I can’t control and assume every look I get is bad, that everyone hates me and that the reason something didn’t work out for me is because I suck at life. I think I’ve gotten better with this over the years, but I’m still guilty of it from time to time.
I think I’m a pretty patient person, but some people tell me otherwise. Particularly people who tend to tell very long stories very slowly. I’m always like “just get to the point” or “wait, is that Jessica from high school or another Jessica”, and everyone just gets frustrated with me. I apologize. You work on your story-telling skills and I’ll work on being patient while you try to get to the point.
Be honest- what are your bad habits?