Did you know that it takes about 6 weeks to create a good habit? Six whole weeks. That’s not long. At the start of the year, I started using Lift app to help me create some good habits that benefit me every day. One was to stretch every morning. Humans are the only animals that don’t routinely stretch out when they wake up. Every time Poppy gets up from one of her naps, she stretches herself out – front first by doing downward dog, then the back by dragging her paws across the ground. Cute! I need to do the same. I have to stretch out my back and do some strengthening moves for my knee. Neither exercise will correct the issue, but they definitely help.
The second habit I wanted to develop was to improve my dental hygiene by flossing everyday. I am terrified of the dentist so will do pretty much anything to avoid going or having any extra work done. Using the Lift app has got me into the habit of both stretching and flossing every morning. Now I’ve got those down, I’m working on others, like having fruit or vegetables with every meal and exercising because it’s good for me and doing something every day.
These habits are especially important coming up to winter, where looking after yourself and staying positive are so important. I’ve been building them up for six weeks now, so am hoping they’re officially here to stay!