I would love to have more healthy habits. I always feel like I try to become healthier, but within a few days or weeks I’ve either given it up or forgotten about it. These six, though, are some of the habits I’ve really placed priority on and I’ve kept up with them so far! I thought I would share some of my tips and secrets with you.
They say it takes 21 days to create a habit, so pick one or more of these and get started today!
1. Check your bank account weekly.
When you know you have enough funds to get you through, it’s easy to fall into the habit of never checking your accounts. However, if you set a budget and monitor your money, you’ll save more in the long run. Try using a resource like Mint and having a set time each week set aside to make sure you’re on track.
2.Keep healthy snacks with you.
I know that when I’m hit with hunger pangs, I can’t focus on anything until I eat. Since I’m often out and about – at the office, running kids around, or checking up on our Lime Ricki stores – it’s important for me to have healthy snacks at hand so I don’t blow money on something unhealthy. My go-tos are protein bars, fruit, or almonds.
3. Get enough sleep.
There is so much to do every day and not nearly enough time to get it all done. I’m often tempted to stay up late into the night and clean or get work done, but I know that if I do, I’ll be cranky and perform worse tomorrow. Set a schedule for when you will go to bed each night and start a nightly routine that will get you in the mood to sleep, even if it’s just brushing your teeth and washing your face.
I never saw flossing as a necessity when I was growing up, but now I can’t go a day without it. It makes me feel so clean and put together, plus it of course keeps my teeth and gums healthy! Make it a part of your morning or nightly routine and never look back.
5. Drink water.
Getting enough water has so many benefits, I can’t even name them all. It will make your workouts easier, keep you alert, improve your digestion, and so much more. Use an app like Water Tracker to remind yourself to drink at least 64 oz throughout the day.
6. Join an exercise class.
I’m always much more motivated to work out if I have some friends or a trainer to hold me accountable. Plus, getting in the habit of going to a specific class once or twice a week will make sure you’re getting some movement in! Sign up for a class with a friend, or even get your kids involved by going to a mama-daughter yoga or dance class!
7.Remind yourself you are enough.
I sometimes catch myself comparing myself or my business to others, and it’s definitely a bad habit I need to break. One way I try to do this is to write a reminder or uplifting quote on my mirror so I see it every day. It’s going to be a hard one to stick to, but if I can do it, so can you!
Now go out and start some healthy habits! I would love to hear how it goes, so let me know in the comments. If you want more ideas for things you could do to be healthier and better, check out my post, Start Your Day Right with Your Morning Routine.