Forget New Years Resolution. Let’s try something that has more of a ripple effect on our whole life. I’d like to challenge you (and myself) to a different resolution. Oddly, it’s one learned from my 2 year old. She’s always happy, good-natured, and healthy (rarely sick & never for long). What does she do right? Here’s a list I came up with as I observe her. Let me know if you’re up for this year’s challenge.
- Wake up singing & smiling. I really want this! She ALWAYS does it. I’m going to aim for at least 30 seconds of this. She easily goes for 30 minutes.
- Reflect on your day before bed. It’s no joke; she talks for 20-30 minutes.
- Stick to a routine for bed & meals. Try to eat and sleep at roughly the same time daily.
- Drink lots of water
- Get plenty of sleep. She sleeps 14 hours/day…if only we had the luxury.
- Jump at the opportunity to play
- Run around all day long
- Eat only whole ingredients
- Avoid processed food and processed sugars. Enjoy it in it’s natural forms. (fruit, dates, etc.)
- Enjoy music every chance you get. Dance when you hear music. Sing all day long. Play music.
- Ask for help. She’s too independent but she asks for help when she needs it.
- Socialize but balanced with alone time
- Include others
- Just get excited over everything!
She is a constant reminder of what’s good and natural; therefore healthy and happy. I hope we can all work on these things together. Happy New Year!
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