It’s the beginning of a new month, and that means it’s the perfect time to work on adopting some new, healthy habits.
Here in the Allen household, while my sweet husband is on spring break, we’re working on our physical health. Today we’ve started the DIY Health Challenge by The Greatist on Social Workout. It’s not a terribly difficult challenge as far as challenges go. All we have to do is eat one healthy, home-cooked meal a day and engage in 20 minutes of weight-bearing exercise each day.
Not terribly difficult. We intend to complete it. I have to prioritize myself. Work is work. It’s still going to be there whether I’m there for 12 hours or 14…or 9. If I get home in time to go for a walk, work isn’t going to go away. I need my sweet husband to remind me that it’s time to come home, that we have something that must be attended to. The home-cooked healthy meals will also be difficult. We just have to remember: more vegetables and whole grains than fatty proteins.
We can do this.
The other habit I intend to adopt this month is to take a photo every day and do my 36 Word assignment. Just small steps. I’m not using my big camera. It’s too much to carry around. But I can take a photo with my phone and then write about it. I CAN do that. I just have to make time to do it.
The beginning of the month is a great time to start over. It’s a natural starting point. I have to remember, though, that every hour, when the hour begins or hits the quarter mark or the half hour or the three-quarters mark, there is a chance to begin again. Sometimes, though, we need the symbolism. Sometimes we need the grand gesture to remind us that each minute is a small step in the direction we need to go. Because when we get bogged down our failures and disappointments, it can be difficult to remember just exactly how powerful and filled with possibility we really are.
What can you begin this month? Where can you make another choice? Where can you make a course correction?