Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Readers' Workouts - FitBit Healthy Habits
I'm going to try Fitbit's Healthy Habits. Week one deals with stress, and I have a lot of stress. Most of it from my own making, but when you have mild anxiety and social issues it's easy to generate stress for yourself.
Day 1 - Mediate for 10 minutes. I did this before bed, doing a simple breathing exercise of just focusing on my breaths. I used to count (in 1, out 2, in 3, ect) but after reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris, I find that it's easier to just focus on in/out with each breath.
Today's habit is to walk for 15 minutes outside but it's raining. So I'm going to go for three 5 minute walks around the library today. This helps because on a rainy day a good number of our patrons don't venture out since we're a big walking community. This plan will get me up and moving instead of sitting all day.
Day 3 - Drink a decaf cup of tea...I don't know if I have any in the house, I'll have to check.
Day 4 - Listen to music that makes you happy - Since this will be Thursday I'll probably be listening to the Throwback Thursday playlist on Spotify.
Day 5 - Do an "Equal Breathing" Exercise - Had to look it up, but back to a meditation technique.
Day 6 - Write about your day in a journal - I have one of those 5 year journals that you write one or two sentences is, I'm really bad about it, but maybe I'll remember today.
Day 7 - Take time to socialize - I'll make sure to do that!
My quick review of 10% Happier