Those of us in this war on our disorder, facing each battling day with all the challenges we face can relate to what I'm about to say. Growing up my mom always prompted me to make a list of the things I need to do for each day. My grandmother always encouraged me to keep a journal to organize my thoughts. These two strategies would stick with me for a week or two and then I would fall off the wagon. Old habits really are hard to break, and being a behavior therapist, I now know that behavior needs to be conditioned. It takes practice. I've been keeping a journal now for a few years.