I do lots of people watching. I find it helps me understand behavior and helps me write more informed articles for this blog. The one aspect of habits that burns me up is when I see parents passing on their poor life habits to their children. The most common that I witness are: poor eating, no exercise, fiscal irresponsibility and watching too much television.
One of the reasons that I started making so many changes to my habits is so that when Evelina and I start a family I have positive habits in place to demonstrate to our children the proper way to live life. Exercising, making good food choices, living a life of moderation and balance, being kind and generous, reading, being respectful of one’s body, etc.
When I see parents feeding their overweight children fast food and allowing them to spend 5-6 hours per day in front of the television or computer it drives me absolutely bonkers. Take a look at the effects television has on kids: