Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly Challenge for Creating Good Habits

      Most of us are creatures of habit, unfortunately habits that stick the most are ones that do not necessarily benefit us healthwise. I have found that making small doable goals to create positive change are bound to stick rather than grandiose goals that last a week or two and then peter out.
For this weeks challenge I would like you to create a morning ritual. The reason I use the word ritual, is because it connotes something that is sacred or reverent. What you do everyday for your well being is of utmost importance. Exercising, cleaning, walking, driving...all of these activities should be approached with a mindful attitude. It helps us to become more aware of our daily actions, such as how much food we are stuffing our faces with:)
       So, create a morning ritual that can be done every morning without fail. Mine is to make my bed first, get ready to work out, and then I do 15 minutes of Kundalini Spinal Warmups (mentioned in an earlier post) I have been doing this now for well over a month and it is finally beginning to stick, although I am ever vigilant in my efforts. It can be something as simple as reading a quote from the Bible or Bhagavad Gita or a positive mantra. Whatever you choose to do, do it WITHOUT fail. Remember we are on a journey of self-transformation, we start by taking one step at a time, preferably baby steps!


1 comment:

  1. Great words of advice Jennifer! Thanks for sharing! (I am not very good at sticking to a workout regimen since I no longer work outside of the home....however I am walking more since the weather is always nice here :-) ) I commend your efforts! I always make my bed before I even get out of the bed....something my mama instilled in me....even though I still cannot work out in the morning....I am just not a morning person at all. Unless of course I jump in the shower...that is what I did when I woke me up! Ha! Keep up the good work....your discipline is very inspiring!!