When I began the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living, life was definitely different. The habits were designed to be implemented slowly, week by week, in order to create sustainable habits. Rather than radically trying to change all aspects of our lives, the habits were designed to be manageable.
The past month has obviously been challenging for everyone. Some good habits–as a means to cope–have often been tossed aside. While I will continue posting the habits (changing out some habits that can’t be obtained in the current environment), I will say this . . . do what you can.
You see, I had considered putting a halt to the weekly habits (only for a brief minute), but then I realized, it is so important that we all keep on KEEPING ON.
So, for this week’s Healthy Habit . . . I encourage you to take time to VISUALIZE what you want. What does that mean? It means mentally creating the IMAGE that you want for yourself. It means SEEING how you want your life to be. In order for you to PHYSICALLY have that life you must VISUALLY see that life for yourself.
NOW MORE THAN EVER, THIS EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT. Because now more than ever, panic, self-doubt, and depression can easily creep into our psyche . . . and we can’t–WE WON’T–allow that to happen.
Two week’s ago, I posted the habit of Meditation–that time of quiet reflection. This week, take this meditation a step farther. After your meditation sessions, spend a few minutes reflecting on your goals and visualize yourself achieving them. See yourself in action, getting it done, making it happen. This is what will fuel your belief system in order to make it happen. I say to do this after meditation because that is when those pesky voices of doubt are less likely to infiltrate; it’s when you will be at your calmest.
[Every Monday, a new ‘habit’ will be posted as part of my Bright Light Living Healthy Habits series. These ‘Healthy Habits’ encompass habits for the mind, body, spirit, and one’s perspective of life—in order to LIVE BRIGHT. You may wish to implement the habits each week (if so, I encourage you to download the Healthy Habits Assessment form). Or, the week’s habit can simply serve as a journal prompt or something to ponder. It’s up to you. I do hope you will check in each week.]