Lots of talk these days about habits, good and bad. Our habits give us structure during our days but every now and then we should be mindful of those habits. Mindful in the sense that we consciously examine them to determine if they really help us or not.
As readers of this blog are aware, I believe that trying to build new habits into our day, such as stretching and meditation, can really help us both physically and mentally. On the other hand, I know that reaching for chocolate when I’m stressed or tired is a bad habit. What about you and your habits? A tweak here and there can really make you feel better.
Yes, I’m still working on my chocolate addiction and have found that a couple of pieces of solid dark chocolate are soothing and satisfying. Much better than bingeing on a box of cookies or brownies and it’s progress in my mind
So, when you can, try to be in the moment and not on autopilot to see what serves you and what doesn’t. Just being aware of a habit that needs shifting to benefit you is a good thing.