Picking Back Up Good Habits.

It’s a little trickier than anticipated writing a new blog. Likely because with Tumblr you are completely spoiled with the ever easy re-post. Partially because with this new blog I’m being a lot more conscious about what I post. Which is kind of ironic since the reason I made this blog is so that I could be more free! I just want to make sure I stay. . . real. Even though I can talk about anything.

The biggest part of this new blog is actually writing again on a personal overture. I have the mother-lode post in development (it’s a good one); but until then I’m having to retrain myself to put some reflection and practice into writing publicly again. Take time.

Do you ever find yourself falling out of good habits?

This time last year I was training for a half marathon, running religiously. This time two years ago I was so deeply in scripture and constant focus on growing in faith. This time six months ago I was cooking at home regularly and cognizant of not emotionally eating, controlling my portions. This time five years ago I was writing in my journal every day.

All indicators of a healthy life in one way or another. Call me an overachiever, but I’m trying to re-calibrate and get all four back on the same page. That means:

– Work out five days a week.

– Focus on living my faith seven days a week.

– Cook 80 percent of my meals at home.

– Don’t eat because I’m stressed or bored. (Cookies, contrary to what I would typically swear to, do not in fact cure your troubles. Love me some cookies.)

– Write in my journal seven days a week.

These are the things that make me happy.

These are the things that keep me sane.

My mother can vouch. Two weeks ago I started trying to put all of these things back in practice. This past Wednesday, she told me:

“You sound so much better. I can’t really explain it, but you just sound better.”

Oh, so happy, rested, fulfilled has a sound? I think so.

Picking back up good habits is hard though. So have patience with me in these early months if you visit the blog only to be greeted by the last post you saw on your last visit!

What are your best habits? Any suggestions for adjusting into your own best routine? I find if it’s routine, it’s a no-brainer!

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