Tiny habits - update

I've mastered making my bed every morning. It's become automatic. I enjoy how my room looks when my bed is made. I like the colours of my bedspread. Look!

I know a week doesn't seem that long to claim that I've mastered a new habit. But I feel ready to take on something new. So for the keeping-a-tidier-house habits, now my second new habit will be to wipe down the counter and the the toilet after I brush my teeth. (It's not because I splash the counter and toilet with my tooth brushing, it's just to keep it looking clean and dust free.) I will use a new rag for that every morning.

As for the being healthier part. I haven't mastered that new habit yet. But today I bought kale and spinach, I have frozen berries and bananas. So I put a cup worth of the greens in every mason jar. I added a cup of berries. I've put them in the freezer. Every night before going up to bed, I will take out a jar to thaw on the counter to be ready for me in the morning for my smoothie. I will then add the frozen banana and the water (I may sometimes use coconut water or almond milk instead). I've also prepared a cup of sulphur rich vegetables to have with the smoothie. So there are my first 3 cups a day. I just need to make sure that I go through this routine every Sunday to prepare for the week ahead.

I've started reading The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles by Terry Whals M.D. She was able to drastically improve her multiple sclerosis and she claims that pretty much every autoimmune disease has basically the same root cause - our lifestyle (diet - exercise - stress management). The 9 cups of vegetables and fruit a day is inspired by her. I'm not done reading it yet. But I know I can't go wrong with eating more vegetables which is why I decided to at least incorporate that aspect of the Wahls Protocol to my diet. Maybe after reading the book I will be even more inspired and educated, which will make it that much easier for me to stick to this new habit.

I know these habits may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but to me, they'll make reaching my goals easier. If I don't have to think about them, if they become second nature, I'll get to where I want to be. Tiny habits lead to big change.


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