Day 14: 3 Healthy Habits
I’m a little baffled by this writing prompt. Do you want to know about three healthy habits that I partake in? Or is this just asking for a list of three habits that I happen to know are healthy? I feel like it’s very similar to the post that asked about the 5 goals that I am working towards, but perhaps that’s just because I am working on adopting more healthy habits? I eventually decided that I will write about 3 habits that are healthy that I (generally seem to follow).
- Drink Lots of Fluids – Generally speaking the medical profession recommends that the average human consume about 2 to 2.5 L of fluids per day. One thing that I have always been good at is making sure that most of my fluids are non caloric. I am a HUGE fan of water, especially if it has ice cubes in it. I also almost never consume caffeine either. I am also newly discovering the joy of flavored seltzers.
- Meditate – One of the ways I deal with my anxiety is to meditate. I am a HUGE fan of the guided meditations of Michael Sealey. His voice is so soothing to me. In addition to the meditations I practice diaphragmatic and deep breathing, which helps to calm center and ground me.
- Seek Opportunity to Improve – Whether it’s learning a new skill via a course of class, attending therapy and learning a new coping skill, or reading up on a topic of interest, I never pass by the opportunity to make myself better. I think what makes this habit healthy is that I am willing to recognize my shortcomings and seek to improve them.
I think that it’s always easier for me to highlight my shortcomings, than to identify things that I am doing that I am doing well or that are good for me. I do think that I have made significant improvements to be healthier, especially in the past two years.