I recently had a few days off so I decided to travel home and visit my family during the easter. Happy easter in arrears, by the way. What I noticed was how easy it was to fall back to old habits – this includes my whole family.
During the last weeks I’ve exercised every morning but during the few days I visited my family I didn’t exercise once. Sure, I can come up with all sorts of excuses but I had a similar problem with the food. Living on my own, I rarely eat candy or cookies and closely monitor my calories. During the easter I ate unhealthy and didn’t care much about the calories. I guess we all fell back to the old, bad, habits we had back when I was living there.
This made me think about what we learned from Vietnam soldiers and how difficult it can be to come back home if we learn to get rid of our habits somewhere else. Think about the show The Biggest Loser. Everyone in the show says the same thing – the most difficult part is when you come home.
How can we overcome this? Well, the best method would probably be to overcome your bad habits at home together with the people you’re sharing your home with. By doing so, you reduce the risk of dragging down each others.