I have a few things I want to incorporate into my life as healthy habits that will keep me smilin' on most days. Here they are in no particular order:
Drink more green tea--I have read too many articles about its health benefits and it's such an easy thing to do. I have an epic love affair with coffee so this may be a hard one..
Meditate--this was my New Year's resolution and I did get into a practice for a couple of months. It really worked on most days especially when I started a new job. However, it is so very hard to sit still and turn off my monkey mind. I am fully resistant sometimes--why? I want to be living in a state of mindfulness and chill my ass down. Sounds blissful, right?
Stop relying on my phone when I am uncomfortable--I'm not a huge phone person but I am the first to grab my phone when I am waiting in line or eating lunch and don't want to awkwardly deal with myself or others. Funny thing is everyone else is doing the same thing, distracting themselves with their phones. I want to be more present and not miss the moment.
Return to yoga classes--I took yoga years ago and really enjoyed it. However, the 90 minute classes after a full work day and 50 minute commute (one way) took its toll. Also, I was doing the really athletic vinyasa flow yoga with the heat and the headstands. Now I just want it for stretching, flexibility and relaxation. I found a studio with gentle yoga classes so I just gotta make myself go...be brave, girl.
Be more transparent and vulnerable--I am a shy gal by nature but overcame that years ago. However, I am still very self-possessed and uncomfortable with being overly emotional. The thing is I sooo admire when people are open, emotional (when appropriate) and unafraid to be themselves. Being vulnerable is one of the bravest things you can do and while I have made strides in this area, my default setting is still to lock it down. I need to be in a safe and non-judgmental space where I know I am being heard before I can go there. I'm working on it.