This week’s habit comes in the form of one word—prioritize. As much as we think we can, as much as we desire to "have it all". . . We cannot do everything at once. In order for us to be really focused, intentional, and effective, we must prioritize our focus. Right now, ask yourself, what … Continue reading Prioritize
Lights Out by 10 p.m.
This week's Healthy Habit is simple, but maybe not so simple . . . go to bed by 10 p.m. And if you don't think that is early enough for you, then adjust the timing to meet your schedule. You body's schedule. What this means is that the electronics are off. No browsing social media … Continue reading Lights Out by 10 p.m.
Embrace Your Value
I am a writer. Writing is my passion and love – and it is what I do every day, in some shape or form, whether in my day job, in creating novels or my blog. But, I did not always consider myself “a writer”. Instead, I considered myself to be someone who liked to write. … Continue reading Embrace Your Value
Take a Why Not NOW Attitude
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
What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up
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.
Moving Past Procrastination to Action
Moving away from procrastination in order to achieve your goals. Read how procrastination can allow action items to fester and cause stress and how taking action may not be as difficult as you think.
The Boldness of a Risk
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
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
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
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