Tips for Developing Healthy Habits

 

It’s been discussed that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. Take that into consideration as you establish your resolutions and kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. When we think about beginning an entirely new regimen of habits to maintain all year, it can be overwhelming. So just start with 21 days of commitment.

Avoid extremes. Stay away from the latest diets and cleanses if your goal is merely to make healthier choices. If you haven’t yet established basic positive habits, you could likely pendulum swing back to your old ways once a cleanse is over or you’ve tired of dietary limitations.

There are a few fundamental “Must Have” habits for anyone building and maintaining health and wellness. These are not in any particular order of importance, but be sure you’ve got these checked off before you begin developing your new habits. You can’t run a half marathon if you aren’t able to run a mile!

  1. Get at least 6-7 hours of sleep each night, and keep a consistent schedule so your body can reset and recharge.
  2. Make wise food choices. Consciously decide at every meal to choose the healthier option, but don’t beat yourself up when you don’t. Just make a better choice next time. Being mindful of the fuel your body needs will help you to be kind to it.
  3. Spend time with family and friends. People with positive relationships tend to be less depressed. Schedule in some regular girl time!
  4. Include regular physical activity in your schedule.
  5. Get organized! Use “to do” lists to focus on your most important tasks, and organize areas of your life to make your days run more smoothly. (i.e. kitchen, office, car, etc.)
  6. PRAY. PRAY. Pray without ceasing! Worrying increases levels of anxiety and stress, so be intentional to “cast all your cares” upon the Lord. You will be more likely to see each situation with a proper perspective and avoid emotional tailspins.
photoJennie Puleo is a Mother, Writer, Speaker and Registered Nurse who began sharing her personal testimony of the miraculous provisions from God over the past two years of navigating life as a single mom. She is now writing and traveling and speaking to share Christ’s love with all she meets! Read more from Jennie at For A Single Purpose.

About Tiffany Miller :

Tiffany Miller

Tiffany Miller is a wife, stay at home mom to three little girls, and a writer. She fell in love with Jesus at a young age and grew up wanting to make a difference for Christ in her generation. God called her into full time ministry when she was a teenager, and over time that call was defined more specifically to be ministry to women. It is her desire for every woman to know how cherished they are by their Creator, and that they are never forgotten and never hidden from the one Who loves them most.