I’ve come to realize that to make modifications to my lifestyle, I need to start with small, meaningful, yet consistent habits – realistically speaking. I believe everyone has their own pace and system going that will help achieve a certain goal. As we all know, some goals are quicker to achieve than others and some take consistency, until it becomes second nature. A fresh new year gives me the motive to reevaluate my lifestyle and think how I can make it even better! These are a few habits I’d like to embody more and be consistent with for a healthy lifestyle:
- Gratitude. I’ve been practicing this more over the past year. I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like to be but this is something I want to integrate as part of my lifestyle. The times I’ve practiced gratitude in the mornings and nights (even throughout the day), I have felt amazing and grounded. I feel that my list of things to be grateful for, grows even longer! To help with my practice, I have placed a little pink rock on my dresser, next to my bed, to remind me before I go to bed and when I wake up what I’m grateful for. This works, trust me! So before I go to bed, I think about one thing or more that happened to me on that day that I loved the most. In the mornings, I say the things I’m grateful for before starting my day. In time, I feel that this will become second nature for me.
- Smoothies. I need more smoothies in my life. This is one of those goals that I’ve accepted won’t be a daily thing for me (for now). However, I’ve come up with a solution that can gradually get me there – setting a goal of 2x smoothies a week. This is a good start for me. My schedule can get quite hectic during the week, so this will be a realistic and progressive goal. I know this can be an easy lifestyle integration to some but I am not an AM smoothie person, I’m an AM coffee kinda person. I prefer my smoothies in the afternoon (which is the busiest time for me). This is one in the works for me; in the meantime, I’m happy with this small goal I’m committing to. I’d rather have some consistency, than nothing!
For those busy weeks, one thing I can’t make an excuse for is not having the ingredients or time to shop! My Solution for those last minute ingredients is my Walmart+ membership (a membership by Walmart that helps you save more time & money). With free same-day delivery from your local Walmart store, you can get fresh groceries & more delivered as soon as today, at the low prices you love. Another benefit about this is that they offer free shipping, no order minimum! (Excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges). The best part for me is that I don’t even have to go to the store! I can get stuff done while my fresh fruits and veggies come straight to my door to make my smoothie. My Walmart go-to’s for a green tropical smoothie are: kale, cucumbers, green apples, coconut milk, coconut water, and celery. Truthfully, I barely get to set aside time to make a smoothie, going to the store to get dedicated ingredients is the last thing I would want to do. I love that this membership helps me achieve this goal! It’s very convenient to have. If you’d like to learn more about the Walmart+ membership, you can do so: here
3. Meditation. I began meditating around the year, 2017. It was a game changer for me! Around this time, I was very consistent with it and I remember feeling so much peace and calmness. I wouldn’t get bothered or annoyed easily. It took a lot to upset me or to break me out of my peaceful state of being. Aside from all the wonderful benefits, I just felt like it taught me to be more in touch with myself and my emotions. I now have better control, better breathing, and know what to do when I feel off or have any bit of stress and anxiety. Presently, I feel that I don’t do this as often as I’d like to (daily). I usually meditate when I’m feeling off but I think it’s important to do this consistently (not just on off days), to be more effective. I have an app for this as well and I plan on meditating at least every other day to get those benefits!
Excited to incorporate these practices and see an even healthier shift in my lifestyle!
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