You’re a Hard Habit to Break

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If you are like me you have at least one bad habit that has become ingrained in you since you began quilting.  It has probably become such a part of your quilting routine that you don’t even realize that it is occurring UNTIL the end of the day or UNLESS someone kindly points it out to you.

In a shocker my bad habit is wearing my shoulders as earrings.  And I am quite sure many of you are nodding your head in agreement thinking, “Me too” or “Boy have I heard Lisa say that during one of her classes!”  Posture, Posture, Posture!  Letting my shoulders become one with my ears has me cursing myself crazy by the time I am finished quilting for the day.  My neck aches, my shoulders feel stiff and my upper body feels very uncomfortable.  A stiff, cranky Lisa is not a productive, happy Lisa.  “Lower those shoulders” is stressed by me to all my students because IF I can prevent any feelings from transpiring like what is depicted below then it will be heard it again and again.

images-62  Yes, we all stumble and fall back into old patterns, but not trying to break them at all will only hinder our ability to succeed.  Whether our habits are physical or mental let’s not let them deprive us of reaching our goals. So whenever I fall off the “good habit wagon” and realize I’m wearing earrings I just take a moment and think:

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Do you have a habit that lingers in your quilting space?  If so please share! If you have conquered a bad habit I ABSOLUTELY want to hear about your success and by all means how you accomplished the task.  Remember I only listed one of  a long list of habits that I should break while quilting.  Perhaps one of my peers out there will give me the inspiration needed to work on another one!