Friday, August 30, 2013

Hitting the "Reset" Button on Bad Habits

Too many times this past week, I looked for the solution to my petty problems at the bottom of a bag of cookies. Or pint of ice cream.

Yikes. Time to hit the "reset" button. For starters, I'm doing three tiny things:

1. Measure out my morning cereal. This is what I eat, 99% of the time, for breakfast. A combination of Cheerios, Raisin Bran, and Fiber One. It may not float your boat, but I love my morning cereal.

Lately, however, I've been filling the bowl with a too-heavy hand. Time to go back to measuring things out, for a while:

2. Put the rubber bands back on the glass. This is how I keep track of how much water I drink daily. Three 12-ounce glasses keeps my skin looking nice and my joints from creaking. I was winging it for a while, and I ended up forgetting to hydrate. So, back to the rubber bands:

Each time I drain a glass, I move one rubber band from the bottom of the glass to the top. That way I know exactly how much I've got left to drink in a day.

 Youthful, dewy skin and supple limbs lie at the bottom of this blue, baby:

3. No more Solitaire played on my cell phone.

I've been wasting a ridiculous amount of time doing this, so for now, it's bye-bye.

Even though these are small little changes, doing these helps galvanize me to do a few more, and then a few more. Before I know it, I'm back on track, using my time wisely and eating and drinking in moderation again. And feeling better about myself!

(Psst: Red queen on the black king.)

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