Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

There is a common occurrence that often happens when we set goals.  We limit ourselves and set a cap on what we think is possible . . . for ourselves. I mean, it is okay for other people to obtain these goals. Right? How many times have we told ourselves, "those types of goals are … Continue reading Have a ‘Why Not Me?!’ Attitude

Hold Yourself Accountable

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

Establish a Budget and Stick to It

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

Put Yourself in Other’s Shoes

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

Do Not Worry What Others Think of You

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

Avoid Bread and Processed Sugar

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

Putting Things (Back) Where They Belong

[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

Do Not Eat After 8 P.M.

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.

VISUALIZE the Life You Want

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

Establish a Morning Routine

Establish a morning routine that will kickstart your day into gear. Instead of tumbling out of bed and stumbling into the kitchen to pour yourself a cup . . .(sorry, a certain song is in my head), pull back the covers with a mission and fire within you. Your morning routine could involve the following---these habits … Continue reading Establish a Morning Routine

Reach Out to Friends

[Originally posted in March 30, 2020] I say this only in jest and to illustrate a point, but . . . sometimes it feels as if the pandemic is nothing more than one large psychology experiment to see how we, humans, do without daily interaction. And I can tell you, without a doubt, social interaction … Continue reading Reach Out to Friends