Bad Habits Don’t Just Go Away

Don't Get Too Carried Away
Don't Get Too Carried Away

“A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project.” – Abigail Van Buren

Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, wrote the syndicated “Dear Abby” column for 46 years.

What would happen to your life if every day (or nearly every day) you did one thing to become more organized, even if it was as small and seemingly insignificant as recycling or trashing something you haven’t touched in 11 years?

This is doable. But it will require you to rethink your normal routine.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. A little off the beaten path, but wouldn’t it be great if every walker, runner, jogger, mom pushing a stoller, dog walker, etc. picked up just three pieces of random trash on their route every day. Just dreamin’. Could it make a difference?

  2. Donna, this is the way to change the world. Take these little seeds, plant them through our own actions, and wait for the ripple effect to grow.

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