May 26, 2021
Every habit and capability is confirmed and grows in its corresponding actions, walking by walking, and running by running…therefore if you want to do something make a habit of it, if you don’t want to do that, don’t, but make a habit of that instead…..” -Epictetus
This passage from The Daily Stoic (a book I’ve made a “habit” of reading every day since January 1, 2020), goes on to say that we are a product of what we repeatedly do, both the good and the bad. So simple. So true.
When I started BeWell, I sat down and listed all the things I did–or didn’t do--on the daily: the practices that I knew directly affected how I felt each day. I called it the Daily Healthy Habits. I didn’t adapt these habits all at once, and not one was an earth shattering revelation, but over time I understood that each one was an integral part of my feel-good formula. Experience had taught me that miracle diets and quick fixes didn’t work, but making a commitment to practice good habits did work. I wanted to share what I had learned with other women.
Today, choose one healthy habit, something you’ve said you “should” do. Maybe you’re trying to skip your afternoon diet soda or want to start taking a 15 minute walk around the block at lunchtime. Or maybe you want to journal before the rest of your house wakes up. Do it. Give yourself a thumbs up, and then be mindful to do it again tomorrow, and the next day. Before you know it, you’ve gotten into a good habit. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection!
Need direction? I can evaluate your daily habits and create a plan to help you stick with the good ones and ditch the bad ones. I’d love to work with you!