From the day we are born, we have the capacity to hunger. We hunger so that we can live, survive, thrive. But this hunger is not limited to food. No. This hunger takes us on a journey of want - a journey which extends to all corners of the earth, all corners of our life: a journey to build our hungry house, bigger and better, for the world to see.
I’m on a road: a road to developing a set of healthy habits. And as you read in week 4, this is an uphill battle to which I commit myself. I am finding, however, that I am being kinder to myself as I go along the journey - something we all can do a little more of (in my ever-so-humble opinion).
Routine behaviors - healthy habits - are a great way to establish a set of regular practices that carry benefits to your mental and physical health. The goal is to make these a natural part of your schedule - as natural as brushing your teeth in the morning. At that point, these natural activities - your healthy habits - can provide a regular stream of feel-good hormones (endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin) that keep your mood up, and your mind engaged on positive emotions. Sounds pretty useful. (more…)