3 Easy Healthy Habits
Ever feel like you need a restart?
I’ve experienced a lot of changes recently – I got married, took a new name, came back to my job after a 3-month sabbatical, just to name a few. It’s been a wild few months. I’ve used this opportunity to hit restart on a lot of things, including my health.
- THE 7-MINUTE WORKOUT – Let me start by saying, I’ve never been an exercise junkie. I always found excuses as to why I didn’t have time to workout. Leading up to my wedding I decided to get my act together. Now that’s over I don’t want to lose it just because I am back to work. So I’ve committed myself to doing the 7-minute workout every morning before I leave for work. It’s my way of doing something for myself before work and it wakes me up. Instead of checking emails in bed, which is a terrible habit, I get out of bed and immediately workout, get ready for the day and head to the office. So far I haven’t missed a day and I feel great. I understand it’s hard to commit to without an end in sight. So set a goal for yourself. My goal is everyday until my honeymoon – I’ve completed 25 straight days and 11 days to go. Then I’ll set a new goal in the new year. Looking for a new resolution? Try it!
- TAKE YOUR VITAMINS – We’ve all heard this but there is a reason for it. I can’t remember who told me this, it may have been my mom or my doctor (sometimes those feel like one and the same) but I was going through a bit of a rough patch and I was told to start taking B-12 and D-3. Studies show that “low levels of vitamin D-3 affect more than half the population and about 40 percent of the population has low levels of B-12.” Since taking these vitamins I’ve experienced a number of health benefits, and it’s so easy to do, so why not? What Is Wrong If Your Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin B-12 Are Low?.
- STEPPING AWAY TO EAT LUNCH – Your mind needs a break and energy. When we moved to our office three years ago I made a commitment that I was going to sit at the lunch table instead of eating at my desk. That’s a habit that I refuse to break. Recently though I’ve added a new one into the mix – I started taking time for myself during lunch. We are a very collaborative team, which I love, but sometimes I feel like I spend most of my day listening or talking. Getting away for lunch and sitting down with my kindle or writing or just simply being alone with my thoughts has given me a new perspective. It’s allowed me to focus on me which I got to do on my sabbatical and feared losing upon coming back to work. But why does it have to be one or the other? I discovered it doesn’t. Find time in your day to be YOU.
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. These three habits aren’t revolutionary but they are working for me. I wanted to see a change and I had a chance to hit restart. You owe it to yourself to figure out what it is you need to restart and set a goal. 2018 is right around the corner, give it a try.