Post # 1
So I picked up a very good habit from my FI. I stopped shopping excessively and became slightly better with my money. My FI doesn’t spend money and is a super saver, so I am glad I picked up on that trait as I was really lacking in that department. I can now resist the impulse to buy that 76th pair of shoes I don’t need or 54th make-up palette of which I already have a similar version.
However, one bad habit I picked up is that I tend to get lazy/comfy around him. Instead of getting stuff done, it’s so much more fun to just watch a movie with him or play video games or watch a whole season of our Grounded for Life dvds – you know the deal. We’ve started a fitness regimen and moved into a new apartment so we are trying to stay motivated there.
So Bees – what about you? What did your boo teach you/help you improve in? And what about the opposite? Ready… Go.
Post # 3
@MrsNewDay: A little of both definitely! In the “bad” column: i definitely started watching more TV because of DH. Also, a bad takeout habit that I have now somewhat curtailed. also using funny words for things so naturally that I sometimes forget and use them around other people!
in the “good” column: he has a very thorough knowledge of history, and that has definitely prompted me to start reading biographies again as well as reading up about history online. it’s just more fun now that i have someone to talk to about it. also he has a habit of hiking and bouldering and generally doing fun physical things, so i have gotten into that so much more. that’s another thing that’s so much more fun to do with another person! so, when we’re not on the couch watching TV, now we are doing cool stuff!!
Post # 4
@MrsNewDay: DH has made me a tad bit more likely to loaf on the couch on weekends, as that’s what his whole family does…like all the time. 🙂
On the good side though he’s made me more of a critical thinker; I tend to be sort of naive and his cynicism has rubbed off on me (in a good way). As he’s quite the skeptic we have such awesome conversations. I’m the pensive worrying type who likes to read, and we go together quite well on that front.. I’ve also become more of a debater in the ten years that I’ve been with him.
Post # 5
Good habit : having breakfast ! I started eating in the morning because it was part of his routine, it was very hard at first (I’m often nauseous on morning, I can only drink stuff (coffee, smoothies) and not eat), but now I wake up and I’m actually hungry ! At the same time, I have more energy, so I really drink a lot less coffee than I used to.
Bad habit : we spend way too much time in pajamas and watching TV … we’re both very fond of TV series, he has studied in cinema when he was younger. I can’t say we have a very active social life, being two home-loving people.