I am internally battling a bit to not go back to old habits.
Did they work for you?
I like a clean house, I like looking good etc but habits are habits and a lot comes down to inner beliefs/assumptions about reality and those arenít easily changed. IHS period has helped me keep the new habits. Living alone is something different.
Are you talking about behavior patterns or how you think? Dare I suggest your new habits were kept during IHS b/c deep down you wanted those improvements to have a positive influence in persuading your W not to give up on you?
I think for some of us, it's more difficult to adhere to self improvement when nobody is around to evaluate us. Then again, I may have no idea what you mean in your statement.
It is not about what you feel should work in your M. It is about doing the work that gets the right results. Do what works!