Four New Habits I’m Going to Work on Starting NOW

Oh hi there.  It’s been a while.  I won’t bore you with the details of why I haven’t written in a long time or make any promises about the future of Cultivating Habits, but I will tell you why I’m writing today.

I was out for a walk on my lunch break today (first week back at work after mat leave what what) and I got to thinking about all the things  I’d like to start incorporating into my daily routine.  Habits, if you will, that I would like to start….cultivating, you could say 😉

And I thought about how awesome if felt when I started Cultivating Habits and how this blog really, honestly, did help me to make some really positive changes in my life.

So I have a plan.

A plan I’m pretty excited to share with you.

The Plan

So in regards to the things I want to do, I think I can neatly categorize them in four areas: fitness, nutrition, home/family, and self-care.

My plan is going to be this: each week I’m going to chose one thing to do in each of these categories, and I’m gonna dewit.  All week long.

And then the following week I’ll do something different.  That doesn’t mean I’ll give up on the past thing, I’ll just decide then if it’s a sustainable one, or if it’s one that I need to maybe tweak.

This Week

So today is Thursday and I’m really not a fan of starting things mid-week, so this one is going to go for a week and a bit and then new things will come into the mix every Monday.  Or maybe new ones will just start on Thursdays – WOULDN’T THAT BE CRAZY!?

So here we go…this week I’m going to…

  • Fitness: do something active every day at lunch.  I bought a gym class pass here at work, so I have some classes I plan to go to.  And when there isn’t a class I plan to either go to the gym (HA!) or go for a walk (wayyyy more realistic).
  • Nutrition: drink a green smoothie every morning.  Danny and I are gonna do this together – great way to get in the greens and the kids can have one too.  Today I picked up some Vega Vanilla green protein stuff, so I’ll give that a try.
  • Home: no yelling at the kids.  Does that make me sound like a horrible mom?  This morning I yelled at Nathan (he’s 3.5) because I didn’t manage my time well and he refused to put on his pants and we were running super late.  I felt guilty and awful and it just wasn’t a good way to start the day.  So I’m going to notice my emotions and frustrations and just take a moment when I feel myself getting close to being ‘yelly mom’ (who is not as much fun as the name would suggest)
  • Self-Care: meditate every day for 10 minutes.  This helps me soooooo much to regulate my emotions and just feel calm and centered and all things happy.  I think the best time for me to do this is after Nathan is in bed – well, after he’s stopped coming out of his room 17 times before I have to tell him very sternly ‘it’s bedtime’.

Oh boy that seems like I lot. I”m going to have to write all this down somewhere to remind me.

Oh and obviously I’ll be keeping myself accountable by writing about it here.

But WOOOHOOO.  Are you as excited as I am!!????

I’m also thinking of reviving my Facebook page or maybe starting an instagram account for this…..I don’t really go on FB that much anymore and I don’t know if I can be bothered to post there.  Hmmm…..I’ll let you know and then you can follow along.

And if wanna do this with me, then, well let’s do it.  So if you have any things that you want to start doing let me know and we’ll TOTALLY DO IT.

 

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