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Create healthy habits

Posted Jul 23 2012 11:47am
I didn't go right to grad school after graduating from college and took a job instead with a pharmaceutical company that specialized in IVF media (fertilization). A few weeks after I started, I learned I was being sent to a week long series of Franklin Covey courses. That week I learned the fundamentals of 7 habits of highly effective people and how to clarify my purpose 

What is it about change that make us so resistant to it? 

How many of you decide you're finally going to tackle project X only to find that an hour later you have rearranged your entire office, cleaned under your bed and color-coded your entire wardrobe? As much as we want to cross that project or task off our "to do" list, something always seems to come up. What I've learned is that along with fear, procrastination is another reason why many of us don't achieve what we want in life. 
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One of the 7 habits I learned about is called "Sharpening the Saw". This is the habit of self-renewal. You are the saw and sharpening it means becoming a better person. There are four main areas of improvement that Dr. Covey discusses, the physical body, mind, spirit and your emotions (social). Here is a quick and dirty summary - but I think Stephen Covey's books would be a great addition to your reading lists.Physical body. The goals you set will require tons of energy to accomplish. Nourish your body, get enough rest and regularly schedule exercise and relaxation. By taking care of your body and keeping it fit and healthy, you will have the energy to accomplish all your goals.Mind.
Keep your mind sharp. Surround yourself with positive people, words (affirmations), books and influences that will strengthen your mind. Get yourself organized. Map out what you want to accomplish. Make it a priority to remove yourself from toxic people and situations.  Spirit.You should be constantly reviewing your purpose and direction in life. I call it refocusing on what the essence really is of what you want out of life. What is your personal mission statement? Part of the reason we don't get what we want out of life, is because we don't know what we want.

Emotion (social).
Work authentically to create and sustain relationships with others.

My Motivational Monday theme for this week is to create healthier habits. Whether it's your health, career or relationships stop waiting for the perfect time or situation. Today is the perfect day to reinvent yourself. Get off your nalgas and just do it!

Have a great week!
xoxo Helen
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