I’ve kept a journal for years, but never considered it a positive life habit. Instead, I used it as a tool to express ideas, write down lyrics (I used to want to be a songwriter/rock star), but mostly, I used it to vent. Although this practice was somewhat therapeutic, I was missing out on other major benefits of keeping a journal – advantages I’ve since found and want to share with you.
Increasing Happiness is all the rage and a key ingredient to this contentment is gratitude. A quick definition of Gratitude is simply being thankful, but I wanted to uncover what specific benefits are provided when actively practicing gratitude and how to turn that practice into a new positive habit. In my own life I have the tendency to not look on the bright side or notice all the wonderful things around me, so I dug deeper into gratitude and I’m happy I did.
Spring is here. Finally we can escape the confines of our home and get back outside where we belong. After months of hibernation, we need to shake off some of the cobwebs and start moving. What better way to start then by taking a walk! It wasn’t too long ago (before all our times I’m sure), that if you wanted to get anywhere you walked. Nowadays, many people (including myself), drive nearly everywhere (embarrassingly enough, even to a mailbox a mere hundred yards away). Furthermore, as many of us are chained to a desk, our chances to be active are slim… unless we change our habits!
Welcome to the 6 AM Challenge discovering the benefits of waking up early. I have already noted this site is one of exploration, so what better way to test practical strategies than to conduct a new life challenge to learn how to wake up early in the morning. In 2019, a big personal goal is to increase my productivity. A great place to start is to change my morning routine by waking up earlier.