Originally, I was going to name this post “3 Habits I’m Trying to Create”, but then I thought, why not have everybody create these habits too? I’m sure the majority of you fitties could seriously benefit from these three things I’m trying to create for myself. Life is all about self-improvement. The more efficient you are, the more you enjoy life, the more you get what you want out of it!
1. Getting in an afternoon workout.
(above: myself getting yoga-ed in the afternoon)
I typically exercise first thing in the morning to set myself up to be more productive during the day, but I find that it still sucks to be indoors and sedentary for pretty much the remaining 96% of my day(a one hour workout is only 4% of your day, people!). After having ample time to recover and rejuvenate, it doesn’t hurt to have a little sweat sesh again around 3 or 4pm in the afternoon. It doesn’t have to be intense; it could be something as low intensity as dancing or jogging. Besides, it’d be great to get some fresh air and vitamin D.
They say journaling is a great way to self-reflect, and I think it could be even considered meditative, and meditation is something I want to try! I remember hearing on a podcast(I multitask) that the world’s most successful people share one secret: they meditate. I know right? I really want it to change me and shape me into a better person. I want to combat anxiety and boost my confidence, something I’ve been secretly lacking all my life. I’m all about self-improvement, so why not give this a try?
3. Chilling out with a gratitude.
I think we all know how to “chill” out. Who doesn’t like to do nothing and just waste time? Teenagers and college kids (myself included) are the masters of this technique, we called it Procrastination. In fact, it’s such a syndrome in our society, we have alarm clocks, productivity apps, and 1628596830485920 million gadgets to help us unstick our butts to the couch and finally get up and DO something! However, often I do notice that I carelessly “waste” my chill-out time instead of cherishing it. I’m bored, not entertained. Dull, not enlightened.
I don’t have gratitude for what I do! I’m not enjoying myself and so, the time is wasted. Now how am I going to go about changing something as abstract as a perspective? To be honest, I don’t know. But I do know that meditation helps, and that’s exactly what going to try. For the next 60 days, I’m going to make an effort into meditating twice a day(yeah right, who am I kidding?) because it’s supposed to be some sort of minimum dosage for starting to feel change. I know it’s not a SMART goal,
Atlas. Am I using the term right? Whatever.
Any habits you’re trying to create?
What’s something you’ve been thinking about doing but putting off? Do it today!