Five habits to improve your life

#1. Tidying up

Although this might sound self-explanatory, this one is one that gets by me quite often.  Especially with a baby at home, tidying up seems like a grave challenge on some days. However, this is one of the simplest ways to improve your life.  

How do you think and feel when things around your house are out of place?

How much easier would leaving in the morning be, with knowing where everything is?  

I have to take my own advice on this one, cleaning up the junk drawer, which is now a junk pile, will make life so much better! Even this Seville Classics 5 piece drawer set would be a good start! If I find something like this to motivate me, then just maybe…

*Update: I bought three of the drawer organizers above! It changed my life, or at least my morning routine!

#2. Cutting out sugar

This is a hard one, for me! Chocolate is one of my obsessions. It is so hard to eat healthy sometimes when you can much easier get something with sugar.  It even gives you a little pick me up too right? Wrong! Long term effects of sugar will keep you up for a short time, but long term cause you to crash. There are so many benefits to this one, guess I have to just keep working on it!

*Update I just completed a 40 days yoga challenge and have more control over my appetite! I don’t feel like sugar is controlling my life and this makes my mood a lot more balanced!

#3. Exercise

My favorite classes are Barre Classes.  Have you heard about them? There are several different types of exercise, but even just walking is a great start.  Get out there, Buffalo!

#4. The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;  courage to change the things I can;  and wisdom to know the difference."

#5. Rebuild your brain

This is what we are going to use Counseling for! Have you heard of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and Reprocessing)?  Our trauma from the past gets stuck in our mind and has trouble shifting. When we are able to access the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) parts of our brain we can rewire ourselves to connect with the healthier way we function.  More on this later!