We all have habits. Whether they are good or bad. Preferably, we would all like to have more good habits than bad. What we do EVERYDAY, matters more than what we do every once and awhile. Habits can make us or break us. It’s time to start HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS and stick with them!
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Aristotle
We all want to be the best versions of ourselves. There are so many great habits we can incorporate in daily routines that will make a huge difference in overall lives. Let’s just be honest though, we are busy creatures. Of course, we have the best intentions to be the best versions of ourselves, but it can take a while to actually get around to doing it. To commit!
We all know the things we should be doing more of: drinking water, exercising, saving money, reading more… But like I said, we are busy and we will continue to KNOW that we need to incorporate more healthy habits in our lives, but without making a conscious daily HABIT, we will never be our best.
HEALTHY HABITS INVOLVE CHANGING OUR MINDSET
There are many healthy habits we should all start doing, and it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out how to start. Keep it simple and start small. Once it is a daily routine then we can incorporate a new goal. Research shows that starting a new habit can take anywhere from 19 days to 6 months. Many experts have proven the popular myth it takes 21 days to form a habit to not be true for everyone. Everyone is different and it all depends on the habit you are trying to start. Of course, small and simple habits will be easier to achieve.
HEALTHY HABITS YOU SHOULD START TODAY
- Drink more water. Try to drink a glass of water upon waking every morning.
- Exercise more: Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park in the back of the parking lot, take a brisk walk every day.
- Start a gratitude journal. Being thankful for what you have right now can put things into perspective.
- Eat healthier: Less processed and more REAL food.
- Live more INTENTIONALLY!
- LOVE YOURSELF MORE. Practice self-love. Remember you owe yourself the love that you freely give to other people.
- Start a daily routine to give your life some BALANCE. Life balance is important to keep you from feeling overwhelmed.
HOW TO START A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABIT
- So first make a list of all the things you would like to incorporate into your daily routine.
- Then pick ONE. Yes, JUST ONE. Choose something simple. Aim small, miss small. You will have a much better chance of making this into an actual lifestyle habit if it’s small and simple.
- Then do this EVERYDAY. Make no excuses and hold yourself accountable. Write a reminder every day if you need too. Use an alarm on your phone. Or use sticky notes or a habit tracker printable, and put it on your refrigerator or put it in your planner. Remind yourself EVERYDAY.
At first, you will need to be reminded, but in as little as 1 month of doing this every day, you will no longer need that reminder. YOU WILL HAVE MADE A HABIT. A HEALTHY HABIT that will reap future benefits!
What are some habits you have been able to incorporate and keep?