In Need Of A Good Habit, Or Two!

I went from energetic and ambitious to lifeless and unmotivated. Living each day constantly imbalanced, in fear of the next vertigo spell, was driving me insane. Participating in daily healthy habits to having no schedule or plan was becoming detrimental. I would wander the house like a zombie, each passing day uncounted. Every non action, I was slipping further into depression. Leaving behind daily healthy habits, laid ground work for complacency and fear. I was grieving the loss of my active lifestyle.

Pre-disability healthy habits:

* Active in the gym
* On a healthy weight loss plan
* Weekly trips to the grocery store
* Participated in a full time job
* Enjoyed sporting and musical events
* Date nights with fiance

These last few months have been deeply introspective. I am pulling out of the dark shadows, finding ways to participate once again. I am learning how to create healthy habits under new life constraints.

Current healthy habits:

* Daily Journal
* Keeping up with the blog
* Listening to audio books/reading books

With each positive habit implemented, I feel myself regenerating. For the next 30 days, I challenge myself to partake in daily healthy habits.

30 day healthy habit challenge:

* Drink nothing but water for 30 days
* No pastries, candies, and ice cream for the next 30 days
* Spend 20 minutes each day, for the next 30 days, sketching

These habits, although simplistic, have a purpose. I believe setting healthy, attainable goals, is the best way to keep myself motivated and mentally fit! To keep myself accountable, I am listing my goals on 43things.com, and posting the goals on the blog sidebar. Cheers to once again forming good habits!

Much love,
Marissa

5 comments

  1. This is a GREAT idea! I’ve been struggling with a disability for about 4 years, and having some kind of structure for improvement is a lifeline. Even if I can’t get back to what I was, I can still become a better person than I am today. Thanks very much for sharing your fight.

    • Hello Boyd,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I am glad you found this post helpful. Having some form of structure really does help. You are correct, we may not be our former selves, however, we can be the best versions of who we are today! I am wishing you all the best!

      Much love,
      Marissa

  2. Marissa,

    You may find the community at Daily Challenge (www.dailychallenge.com) inspiring and enjoyable if you are on the quest to expand a palette of daily habits you’d like to adopt.

    Best wishes.

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