Under the weather

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” 
Deepak Chopra

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With the end of daylight savings time comes the beginning of another season: sickness. I seem to always get a low level — but hard to shake — cold this time of year. I’m tired and achy. And it would be easy to write it off as “just that time of year” — but I also know I haven’t been taking care of myself as well as I normally do.

I haven’t been eating as clean. Drinking as much water. I haven’t been going to yoga as much, or hiking as much. So I’m going to do something about it. I don’t want to be tired.

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I’ve been meal prepping my lunches all year, but I haven’t been as careful about snacking and dinners. So my first goal is to get back into cooking healthy dinners, and cut out snacking.

Second, I need to drink more water. So… I’m just going to drink more haha. I am going to track my glasses of water in my planner. I did this last year and it really helped.

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Third — more yoga. I got a little burnt out on yoga during teacher training, to be honest. And like anything in life — especially workouts — it’s hard to get back on a schedule. So I’m setting myself up with some goals. If I go to yoga ___ times this week, I will _____. I write this in the margins of my planner each week, deciding in advance what classes to go to, and if I hit the goal I reward myself. This week I will probably reward myself with a new book.

Because intrinsic motivation starts extrinsically. And I want to feel better. What do you do when you’re feeling unhealthy or blah?