Happy Friday, Everyone!
I know a lot of you have been focusing on healthy habits this year! I love the idea of going into a new year with a clean slate and the determination to change for the better. I am constantly trying to find ways to be happier and healthier. I thought it would be fun to share nine healthy habits that I’m sticking with this year! There is one healthy habit I think you will all agree with me on!
1. RISE BEFORE THE SUN:
I am already an early riser, but I want to make sure I stay an early riser. This is something I plan on sticking to! I’d also like to enjoy the morning sun. I plan on watching less news and sitting out on my porch listening to the birds. Maybe I’ll read the paper instead.
2. GETTING IN MORE STEPS:
Again, I walk ALL the time because of my dogs. They have me walking a ton of miles per day. This is another healthy habit I’d like to stick to! When the warmer weather arrives, I’ll be doubling my steps! There is no such thing as too many steps.
3. DRINK LESS COFFEE/DRINK MORE TEA:
I recently made a big swap! Many of you know my addiction to coffee. I was drinking the stuff so much! This year, I’ve decided to give my nervous system a break and cut back on all of the caffeine. I’ve been drinking one cup of coffee in the morning, and that is it. I have replaced my afternoon coffee with tea. Lemon ginger & herbal caffeine-free tea is my new coffee. I’ll be saving hundreds of dollars this year 🙂
4. EATING MORE PLANT FOOD:
I’ve been doing a lot of reading on why you should cut back on animal products. I won’t be cutting back completely because that wouldn’t fit my lifestyle, but I will be eating more and more plant-based foods whenever I can! I want more veggies, more vitamins, more nutrients, and more fruits! 🙂
5. GETTING EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP:
Even though I’m an early bird, I still fall asleep pretty late sometimes. I mean, there are times when I can’t stay up past 8 pm, but I want to make sure to get eight hours of sleep each night! This helps me choose healthier foods, stay more active, drink more water, and go for less sugary food! It also helps me stay focused without turning to coffee.
6. STRETCHING/YOGA MORE:
This year, I’ve been spending more time stretching and attending yoga classes. This is so good for relaxing and focusing. Each night, I’ll spend twenty minutes doing stretches on the floor, or I’ll stretch before leaving the gym.
7. MORE TIME IN NATURE:
It’s been hard to get out in nature because of the colder temps, but as soon as it heats up, you won’t be able to stop me! I want to spend more time hiking, walking, swimming, and exploring! I love being outdoors! It’s so healthy to disconnect from technology and connect with nature.
8. MORE TIME WITH IMPORTANT PEOPLE:
I’ve been swamped the past couple of months, and so have my friends! It’s hard to align schedules, so this year, I’ll be making more of an effort to bend schedules and spend time with the important people in my life.
9. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT HEALTHY HABIT YOU CAN HAVE THIS YEAR!
IT CAN WAIT.
You probably weren’t expecting the last one, but you probably agree that it is the most important healthy habit anyone can have. Looking back at my past, I thought I was invincible. I’ve been guilty of looking at texts while driving, looking at a notification, or taking a photo of the scenery. I am going to take the pledge to STOP! It’s irresponsible and extremely dangerous. I spend so much time focusing on healthy food, working out, or getting sleep to be healthier, but none of that matters if I don’t follow the healthiest habit ever. We live a world surrounded by fun and exciting technology, but that technology can take your life or the life of someone else in a split second. Please join AT&T in making our roads safer and pledge to not drive distracted! If you want to take the pledge with me, go to ItCanWait.com! Also, follow @ItCanWait on Twitter!
QUESTION FOR YOU!
- WILL YOU TAKE THE PLEDGE? YES OR NO!
Thank you, AT&T for sponsoring this post and bringing awareness to the dangers of distractions on the road!