Habits – Creating Good Daily Habits For Your Best Health

By | June 25, 2013

Develop These And You Will See The Change

Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about habits!  You know things like eating, drinking enough water, exercise are all  simply good habits!  Or maybe even sleeping,  because sleep is the lost pillar when we think about the 6 pillars of wellness.  Most today don’t even consider sleep as being important or vital for wellbeing.  Yet I digress.

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When I first began the journey to wellness the very first thing I started as one of my daily habits was taking vitamins.  I actually joined a network marketing company that made a supplement line of products and I took them everyday without fail.  At that time I was not even sure if these products were going to make a difference for my health.  Guess what?  They did!   Actually taking those supplements starting in 1993 are the reason I still take many vitamins from that same company today!  And that started a snowball of habits that continue today.  Taking supplements is still a healthy habit today because it was something I could do then and still is something I can do consistently without much effort, seeing healthy results.  And that is really what we want to see from our habits isn’t it?

The second thing I did on a daily basis was begin to drink water.  For years I had been drinking coffee, soda pop with no water in my day  and to change to include water in my day with less coffee and no pop was really remarkable.  Again I began the water habit not really sure how I was going to feel and I actually began to feel more energized, thinking more clearly.

Add To Your Day

As I began making these changes and developing my habits the one thing I did do was never say never.  I was simply adding to my day.  Adding vitamins, adding water.  As these became a part of my day without thinking then the idea to remove the things like soda were put into action.  It really did become easy as I did not feel any pressure or failure.

I guess without realizing what I was doing I was taking action in small bites until it was simply a part of my day.

And over a long period of time I have simply added to my daily habits bit by bit.  You know experimenting with foods, exercise ideas, meditations, sleep times, vitamins.  There are many habits I include daily today and will share more over the next few weeks.

Most importantly it is never to late to change your habits and start new ones that will move you forward in how you feel.

I have written before about adding water into your daily habits.  In my experience with working with clients the one thing most never do in the beginning is drink water.

Are you drinking water?  How much?  Is this something you will work on until you are drinking 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces per day?  It is as simple as adding  a glass of water before each meal and snack.  Depending how you schedule those you may eat a few times a day so your water intake could be 3-4 without even trying hard!  Do this until it is a part of your daily habits and check back here as there will be more ideas on creating habits easily and effortless over the next few weeks.

Our Best Resources:

27 Habits – Body Transformation Habits You Can’t Ignore – Not just another book, this is a complete and powerful program to guide you through creating new habits! Get it HERE

7 Essential Habits of a Gluten Free Warrior – In this 3 part series, the Gluten Free Warrior, Dr. Peter Osborne, discusses the 7 essential habits to maximizing health, reaching your body weight goals, and living life to the fullest. Link Here

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6 thoughts on “Habits – Creating Good Daily Habits For Your Best Health

  1. Sheri Conaway

    I couldn’t agree more! Although I’ve been taking vitamins for years and have been a water junkie at least as long, I did alter my coffee drinking to allow for more water. I bring one travel mug from home and drink most of it on the way to work. After that, the only thing I drink for the rest of the day is water. I’ve also learned to create new habits, one at a time, and give them about a month to gel. In this way, I’ve added making healthy lunches and breakfasts for 2 days at a time, organizing my kitchen for the next day, setting up the coffee pot, and, best of all, getting back into a gym routine!

    Those small chunks make all the difference and, before you know it, those habits are so ingrained that you can’t skip them, or if you do, you feel really guilty and can’t wait to get back on track!
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Sounds like you have developed some awesome habits for your life. Congrats. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  2. Eula McLeod

    I love the idea of starting small and simple. No high pressure or scare tactics. Just take vitamins and find out how to drink more water. I’m a huge water lover, sometimes flavoring it with peppermint sprigs or citrus, but mostly just a ton of ice. But there are other changes I need to make that seem more daunting. So I love your point of view and encouragement here.
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting Eula! Making change in small doable steps will get you there. Let me know how I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  3. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    More real food in your diet is fantastic! Good for you in taking the stairs and all the activities you are including in your day. Best Regards, Wendy

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