Full disclosure…I smoke. I know I shouldn’t. I wish I wouldn’t. I have read it all and heard it all. I know from witnessing it, the cruel and painful death that awaits me with Emphysema, heart disease or cancer.
I wish I had never begun smoking. It started as a coping mechanism when I was in my mid-20s and living in Hoboken, NJ. Alone for the first time in my life, I started smoking when out with others (stupid little joiner I was). Then I slid into buying my own packs and eventually had a habit that I couldn’t kick. Now the little follower is a pariah most of the time! Ironic?
The proverbial “they” say that it takes 23 days to make a habit. We are well on our way to forming one by taking the #EveryDayActiveChallenge in #JustDoItJune. Well, three days down, twenty more to go! We can do it!
Leo Babauta has a nifty little blog named Zen Habits, and he recently wrote about two ways to form habits, slip into them and use your smart phone. Take a gander for the full explanation.
Basically baby steps become bigger steps until you’re sprinting along.
The second point coincides with my post from yesterday about making the most of our technology. Where I hope you have created a calendar of appointments with yourself to plan your activities, now use the cover or lock photo to remind yourself to “Be Active!”
Think about how often you check your phone in one day’s time! Babauta wrote, “Then, when you check your phone and notice this message, slip into your new habit…and soon you’ll be on your way to a healthy habit that could change your life.”
What did you do today to be more active?
I exchanged the plan to try Latin Fusion again and opted for Slow Burn Yoga instead. Husband Friend wants to do couples dance class tomorrow. I hope my arms can hold the frame after that workout! Slow Burn is right! #SpeghettiArms
NOTE TO SELF: Stop smoking, Woman! Your run will improve…promise.