You will start that diet after the holidays. You will start working out next week. You will tackle your closet clean up next weekend. Does any of this sound familiar? It does for me. For those who have lofty intentions or have started working towards a goal but then "fell off the horse" there is … Continue reading Take a Why Not NOW Attitude
Are you tempted to give up on your goals? Have they felt too impossible or as if you are not making any headway? Don't quit. Here's what to do when you feel that way.
For the last two years, I’ve decided to have a one-word goal. It would be my mantra throughout the year, pushing me forward, and helping me stay committed to what I was trying to achieve. Last year, it was FOCUS. I was determined. I would keep my blinders on as I worked towards my goals—one … Continue reading The Boldness of a Risk
There is something to be said about working for someone vs. working for yourself. The difference is that in working for someone else, you are accountable to someone else. Which means that you, in this scenario, may find yourself working harder, being more focused, and intentional with your goals. Why is this? It is because … Continue reading Hold Yourself Accountable
This week's healthy habit is to S-T-R-E-T-C-H. Spend a brief part of your morning stretching -- your legs, arms, shoulders. Extend your arms, reach for the sky, roll your shoulders and back. It does wonders. And feels so good to do. Truth be told, my body is not what it used to be (ha, ha … Continue reading STRETCH
This week’s Healthy Habit deals with having a healthy relationship with our finances—budgets are essential and serve as a visual snapshot to keep on track. By taking the time to analyze your regular expenses, you will be able to see if you are overspending, able to save, and are being fiscally responsible. I know that … Continue reading Establish a Budget and Stick to It
Now more than ever, it is important to approach the world and others with a lens of understanding. While this blog is not intended to be political, it is important for me that the site is not tone-deaf either. The goal of 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living is for everyone to … Continue reading Put Yourself in Other’s Shoes
If there is one achilles heel that has plagued me throughout my life it would be worrying about what others thought of me. This bad habit can be a burden. It holds you back and causes you to second-guess yourself. This quarantine, while awful, has provided me one thing--a certain amount of freedom in not … Continue reading Do Not Worry What Others Think of You
This week's healthy habit is not fun at all -- it definitely will be tough for me -- and that is to avoid bread and processed sugar. Right now, I am on week three of a diet that doesn't allow these indulgences (and some of my vices) and I can say it does reduce bloating. … Continue reading Avoid Bread and Processed Sugar
[This post was originally posted in May 2020] This week's "Healthy Habit" is simple and should be pretty easy, but yet it is one that is not always practiced (at least not by my kids). With this quarantine, NOT practicing this habit becomes very evident. To give some examples: Putting your dishes in the dishwasher … Continue reading Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong
This week's habit is short and simple--do not eat after 8 p.m. There is light at the end of this pandemic tunnel and, more and more, we are going back to wearing (and, hopefully, FITTING into) our normal clothes rather than just PJs or our comfortable athletic wear. Over the past few weeks, I've been … Continue reading Do Not Eat After 8 P.M.
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. This week, I … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want