Happy Motivation Monday, and Happy Veterans Day! A personal thank you to all of those who have served our country. I’m sorry that I missed yesterday’s post, but some unexpected twists and turns kept me from writing it. Even though I’ve only been blogging for 6 months, missing a post seems to “throw me off” because blogging has really become a habit that I enjoy!
There are many habits that I’ve built into my life, and are now critical to my general happiness. We often think of habits as negative things that we need to break, but there are also habits that help us live a healthier, or happier life. Some of my best healthy habits are drinking a lot of water, always finding a way to have a healthy breakfast (even if it’s after my workout!), running and working out, and always fitting in plenty of vegetables! But there are also some I’d like to change … mindlessly snacking at night when I’m trying to stay awake in front of the computer, not prioritizing sleep, chewing gum, and straying away from yoga as I have over the past few months. (picture source)
I’ve always said that life is a journey of continuous improvement, and half the fun of living is figuring out how we can make ourselves better! So on this Motivation Monday, challenge yourself to recognize your habits (both positive and not-as-positive) and figure out what you can do to maintain or improve them!
I’ve come across several habit-related articles in the past few weeks that have been piling up in my “links to share” list, so check them out if you’re interested!
- Ways to kick an unhealthy habit. This article contains a tip for each of these common unhealthy habits: overeating, not sleeping enough, drinking soda, not drinking enough water, and not exercising.
- Top 10 reasons you overeat. I relate to a lot of these when I find myself overeating – it’s often because I’m not paying attention or I’m eating emotionally! Do any of these resonate with you?
- AMAZING reminders of things you should do every day. If you only read one of the links, read this one! It will remind you of some simple things (like smiling, thanking people, prepping healthy food, and appreciating your body) that make a world of difference. I wish I would read this list every day!
So tell me in the comments … What is your best healthy habit? What health habit would you like to develop or change?