Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ten Things Tuesdays: Habits for a Better Me

Sometimes we get stuck.  
Stuck in bad habits, faulty thinking and the moody blues.  
Burned out or burning the candle at both ends.  

Personally, during those times I tend to gravitate to all the things I know are bad for me.  Skipping the good habits and indulging in the less than good ones.  Recently, I've made some steps to get past this stuck place I've been in for a while.  

I keep making lists of things I KNOW I need to do, but don't!  So, maybe if I list them here, I will feel more accountable to myself.  

10 habits for a better me:

1.  Unplug more

I do a lot of work from the computer for school planning, but I also waste a lot of time after my kids go to bed watching depressing British detective murder mysteries.  (See #4)  This is one I struggle with the most, so I'm working out how I can practically do this.  

2.  Healthy diet

More fish, less sugar, more fruits and vegetables.  Making sure to eat a balanced breakfast.  

3.  Water

I'm a pretty good water drinker, but I need to make sure I'm staying on top of my intake.  It's very easy to overshoot how much we actually drink during the day, especially during the summer.  

4.  Sleep

Going to bed earlier (See #1)--in bed no later than 10 PM and trying to get that back to 9 PM eventually. 

5.  Supplements

Taking fish oil supplements on a daily basis as "prescribed" by my doctor to help with mood and lots of other things women my age deal with.  

6.  Lighten-up

Boy, I need to laugh more.  Watch funny stuff.  Read some joke books.  Be spontaneous!   Practice giving thanks in all circumstances. 

7.  Sun

15 minutes a day to get some Vitamin D and raise my serotonin levels.

8.  Exercise

Increasing my exercise to include 3 days of strength training.  Tera is designing a workout for me!  Going for walks more.  Adding pool time to my routine.

9.  Devotions/Prayer time/Workbook

Ultimately, I really want to be spending more time in prayer and devotions than I do watching TV.  I NEED that time every day.  I NEED to be spending time working through a workbook dealing with emotional healing.

10.  Hobbies

Carving out time to blog, read and hike (when it's cooler).  

I love the thought of focusing on one of these habits a week, until I've added them all into my daily schedule.  No pressure, no stress.  Just one change at a time!  



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