Hello and welcome to the final week of January 2024!
I trust this message finds you well as we near the close of the first month of the year.
As I reflect on this week, I've been wondering if you have been contemplating the introduction of new habits into your routine.
Habits play a crucial role in holding us accountable to our desired activities.
In my household, we've cultivated a particular habit around dinnertime that I'd like to share with you.
Ensuring my children have access to nutritious foods has been a priority for me since their earliest days of transitioning to solid foods. From preparing homemade baby food to offering a variety of healthy options, I've remained committed to promoting good eating habits.
Several years ago, I made a personal vow to include a vegetable tray at every dinner.
Bring on the veggies!
Whether the tray contained one vegetable or five, the presence of fresh, crisp veggies alongside a tasty dip became a staple. Despite children's typical aversion to cooked vegetables, I discovered that presenting them in their raw form led to enthusiastic consumption—so much so that they began to expect it at every meal.
One evening, amidst the chaos of preparing dinner, I decided to forgo the veggie tray assuming other cooked vegetables would suffice.
Big mistake momma!
To my surprise, my children expressed disappointment at its absence, asking "where is the veggie tray, mom?"
This highlighted the profound impact this simple habit had on their expectations and enjoyment of meals.
If only they would form the habit of…turning off lights, picking up dirty clothes from the floor and cleaning out their lunch kits every day after school! 😂
Reflecting on this experience prompts me to ask:
What habits shape your daily life?
Whether related to taking your medications, physical activity, sleep, or stress management, which practices support your well-being?
Which ones did you start in January, if any?
As we approach the end of January, consider revisiting existing habits, identifying areas for improvement, and embracing new ones.
If there's anything I can do to assist you in cultivating healthier habits, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to offer support and encouragement as you embark on this journey of self-improvement. Let's navigate this path together towards a healthier, happier you.
Stay well and happy moving,
P.S., The one 'habit' I haven't been able to get to is reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. Talk about on point. Have you read his book yet? Comment below if you have and let me know your biggest take away from his book! 📚
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