In this past year though, as I've struggled to keep two Etsy shops afloat, gone back to school full-time, and moved twice... I've actually been far less stressed! I rarely get sick anymore, either, was is quite amazing to me! I'd started to think being sick was just "normal" for me.
So as I'm looking back over this past year and loving the positive direction my life is taking... it makes me want to continue in that direction!
If you've been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love setting resolutions for myself... and I'm equally good at not keeping them. ;P So I'm going to try something a little different. I'm going to give myself one 30-day challenge each month. That way it's a nice, bite-sized, measurable thing I can do that most likely will result in an actual habit-change. And rather than getting stressed out trying to re-make my entire life in a month... I can work on it one step at a time!
Month #1 Challenge
I challenge myself to stand up and walk around at least once an hour (during the day), if possible.
I read somewhere awhile back that sitting all day is one of the worst things you can do for your health. And as a champion couch-potato, I'm thinking that's probably not good news for me. Lol. But... moving around at least once an hour is said to bring stress-levels down, lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol, etc. So... that sounds easy enough to do!
Now that I've started school again, I'm taking a smallish water bottle with me to class, and every time it empties, I get up and go re-fill it (not during a lecture, but if I'm working long hours in the lab, this is a good reminder to get up and move around). So not only is this getting me moving around more in the course of my natural day, it's also getting me to drink more water, which is also really good for my health in general. So overall, I think this is going to be a really interesting challenge and I can't wait to see how the month turns out!
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