A buddy of mine shared a link to a blog where the author talk about forming new habit rather than new years resolutions. (http://zenhabits.net/fitguide/) From this blog by buddy has chosen 12 habits that he want to start in 2012 (one per month).
I am not one to ignore at a good idea and so I’m choosing my 12 habits today.
While I’m not going to share all 12 of them with you, as some are private for me, Here are a few of my choices.
- Presence: Journal at the beginning and end of each day. Morning: Gratitudes, Remember who I am and what I love, Set Intention for the day and set objective to ‘pay attention to’ during the day. Evening: Write down results of what I was paying attention to and reflect. Celebrate the wins and gratitude.
- Physical Fitness – I have developed the habit of walking every day and I’m now going to expand on that. Create and follow a daily workout routine in addition to walking — should be around 30 minutes in length.
- The Water Habit: Drink an appropriate* amount of water each day. I done this at times in the past, but I get lazy with it. I can do this again. *Amount of Water = Body Weight (lbs)/2 = number of ounces of water. i.e. 200lbs/2 = 100oz of water
- Food: Making better food choices. Find/create a food plan which supports me.
While most of these habits are to do with my physical body you should have noticed that none of them have a result tied to them. I believe that if I develop and nurture these habits I be in far better physical shape and health and as a result will feel far more energetic and better about my self and my life.
I’ll keep you posted.