This picture is of the sun setting on Lake Bemidji in Bemidji, MN where I spent my vacation. I love this area! It is where I grew up and spent ten weeks every Summer. I have returned from Minnesota feeling rejuvenated and my memories of being in the woods, on a bike and in the lake continue to tickle my soul. That said, this time of year can prove challenging to stick to our normal routines. Whether it is due to vacations, or kids being out of school, or just wanting to take in all that the longer days and warmer months have to offer. I admit to letting go of my routines during the summer months.
If you are like me and you need some inspiration to re-ignite your healthy habits/MELT practice check out these tips:
- make it fun! This can be through rewards, (chocolate please) or set a daily or weekly challenge.
- put it on your calendar. Use a Sharpie so that you can't erase it. It must be treated as any other priority in your life.
- focus on today not yesterday. Don’t dwell on what you did not do for the past few weeks or months, what can you do TODAY? Even 5 minutes is significant, beginning is sometimes the hardest part. Treat each day as a new beginning.
Human beings are habitual. We might resist change and creating a new healthy habit might seem daunting, but once established habits are easy to maintain.
In honor of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney.