Happy New Year!
However your 2021 went, rest assured that the past is gone forever and 2022 is whatever we want to make of it.
Sarah and I spent the holidays fending off COVID, only having mild symptoms and somehow Gio defending our cooties, testing negative for two weeks. Unfortunately, we had to cancel a trip we had planned for months.
On the bright side, we have been keeping our weekly episodes dropping on the Champ Up Chat podcast to keep you guys tuned in on staying on track with your own health and well-being.
Being able to share info and concepts that keep us being able to experience this journey as best we can, whether it be:
-having the awareness to take a step back when life hits you in the teeth
-believing that taking a deep, intentional and controlled breath is crucial to reset when life gets scrambled
-being patient enough to re-evaluate your original plan
-then the courage to implement and adapt to the new game plan
-and finally, the strength to persevere...until you decide it's time to evolve again.
In this week's episode we chat about the concept of habits. Some of us go into the new year looking to shift lifestyle habits that will lead to better health or increased fitness. What tends to happen is that we want to say, "get rid of bad habits and build some good habits" towards whatever goal you have.
Instead of thinking about "bad vs good", what if you thought of the habits as impact based vs identity based?
Habits that can affect your immediate mood and bring about a short-term result vs habits that will lead you to the vision that you have for your life and legacy. As much as we don't know what the future holds, having a target is vital to your energy.
An example of an impact-based habit would be having a nightly detox of electronics to ensure a sound night of sleep.
An example of an identity-based habit would be exercising 3-4 times a week to secure a level of fitness and/or mobility, so that, as you age, you have direct control over how dependent or not you become.
This year, challenge yourself to develop habits for your daily quality of life, but also keep in mind what you see for yourself in 5-10 years and what habits will lead you towards who you see yourself as.
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Chris and Sarah