3 Habits I Broke And How I'm Sticking To It!
After a week and a half of working from home, I realized that my routine was screwed up.
I was waking up later than usual, not eating healthy enough, and being totally unproductive. It wasn't until I called my younger cousin, and he told me all of the exciting changes he was making to his life that I finally decided to mobilize.
"Now is the time to start getting into some good habits," he told me. I immediately began thinking about everything I wanted to change about my habits. Of course, everyone has quite a few things they want to work on.
I called my sister, and she advised me to only focus on two or three daily habits that I would vigorously work on. She gave me a few recommendations, and I was surprised to see how specific they were.
She told me that she's been trying to drink more water and stay hydrated. We were both complete diet soda addicts, and I had my doubts she would be able to stick to her goal. Then she told me about Hint, fruit-infused flavored water. I wasn't sure if Hint was as good for you as plain water, but she told me that it had no added sugars or sweeteners and felt great while drinking it.
Once I realized how effortless some of these changes were, I sat down and made a list of three good habits I want to adopt;
1. Getting exercise
Remember the gym? Oh boy, I sure do. To be honest, I tend to find working-out with people is so much more motivating. Working out by myself is finding the will to do twenty bicep curls and then call it a day. I quickly realized that I didn't necessarily need to do full-workouts as I used to at the gym. Now, I'm setting a goal to go for a walk after work each day and going for a jog at least three times a week (all while social distancing).
2. Cleaning my apartment
One week into working from home, I thought, "Okay, I can do this. I can keep my apartment clean." The next week I was cooped up in my apartment for a full 7-days, and by the end of the week, my apartment looked irreparable. After performing a deep clean, I decided that I would start cleaning my apartment every day, instead of whenever I felt like it. Having to be in a messy environment constantly was bothering me more than ever.
3. Drink more water
When my sister recommended this goal, I thought it would be the easiest to achieve, yet it was actually the most difficult. You have no idea how much I love soda and juice. I'm pretty sure I had my first bottle of soda when I was three and a half years old.
So, when I finally had the opportunity to add more water to my daily routine, I couldn't help but struggle. Until my sister let me in on her secret: Hint water. Hint is known for its delicious fruit flavors, which are free from sugars and sweeteners. Drinking a Hint is the same as drinking a glass of plain water, except it tastes delicious.
Hint offers an impressive selection of still flavored waters, such as Watermelon, Blackberry, Cherry, Peach, and Clementine (to name a few). Hint's Fruit-Infused Water is also available via delivery every 14, 30, or 60 days with free shipping on three or more cases.
After ordering a bundle of Hint to replace my diet soda habit, I was surprised to see how easy it was to switch from sweeteners to great tasting water. They have a great new customer deal, 36 bottles for $36 and free shipping. That's only $1 per bottle, and you get it delivered straight to your doorstep!
Now I'm drinking water each day and feel more clear-headed than ever before!
All it took was a little bit of research, and now I'm ready to welcome these habits into my daily routine!