Thursday, October 28, 2010

Me and My Bald Head and Breaking habits


Image: Suat Eman /

As those of you who know me well know that I shave my head. The reason isn’t really so much that I am going bald but more of the fact that I think It looks good. A few years back, people kept telling me that I should shave my head, I didn’t like the idea because I was afraid it wouldn’t grow back. I eventually got head lice from my daughter and decided it was the best thing to do. I have been shaving my head ever since. When I was younger I had longer hair. I usually did a bowl cut which was the popular style in my preteen years. Having long hair I developed the habit of “flipping” my hair out of my eyes. Basically I would jerk me head so the the hair would uncover them. This habit sadly to say still exists to this day. Yes you read that right, I flip my hair still even though I have to hair to flip. It really is amazing how these habits people have exist beyond thinking. I have some other habits as well from when I was a child that I do and don’t realize it. I am trying to stop some habits but in order to break them you have to continuously think about not doing it and I can’t keep my mind focused enough to do that. Dr. Drew used to say that in order to brake habits or more specifically lose weight you need to see the habit a something that disgusts you. It is hard to find something that is so normal to you and tell yourself it is disgusting. I think that is why I have issues losing weight. I always think that I maybe big but I could be worse. I wonder if I can train myself to look at my body with disgust I will finally make that push. Of course, the idea of hating myself to get something I want goes against everything I believe in. Food for thought I guess. Anyone else have any thoughts on this please share.

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