My Year of 26 Changes

Habit # 2 & 3

Ok, my apologies, I missed posting #2 which was using a smaller bowl or plate for meals.

For my 3rd new habit I will :

  • continue drinking water
  • continue using a small plate or bowl

# 3 – I NEED to take time to be quiet with my thoughts-meditate. My mind has been in a fog for a short while now and it’s driving me nuts! It’s time to practice what I teach. I will take 10 minutes for myself every day, no distractions, no excuses.

Haven’t meditated yet? Here’s a good way to start:

  • decide on the spot you will do it every day, make sure it’s quiet, comfortable and un-interrupted
  • set the time each day if you can – if you can’t, don’t worry, just do it when you get the chance
  • set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes so that you don’t have to clock watch – cell phones work well because they don’t make the ticking sound
  • sit or lay comfortably, close your eyes, concentrate on your breathing in and out paced slowly and let thoughts come in and let them leave
  • Relax
My Year of 26 Changes

January 1, 2014 – My 1st New Habit

My first new habit of the year 2014 actually sounds quite simple but it isn’t always as easy as it seems. My habit will be to drink more water! Yup, that simple. While I typically drink plenty of water, I find myself drinking less when it’s cold outside. I opt for hot things like coffee & tea more often only drinking small sips of water here and there throughout the day.

If you’d like to join me, here are a few tips:

  • Drink at least 6 ounces of water first thing in the morning, before coffee, tea or food. Keep a glass by the sink to remind you.
  • Keep a water bottle or glass close at all times all day, when you see it you will grab it because it’s convenient and a reminder.
  • Flavor your water with lemon juice-this helps alkalize your body too.
  • Drink warm water as if for tea, except plain or with lemon only.
  • Drink at least 6-8 ounces of water right before bed.

Cheers! Bottoms up!