By reflecting on the changes and challenges of a global crisis like a pandemic, some people’s habits can improve — often when they use the time they usually spend on work travel or commuting on exercising, cooking, reading or other healthy habits.
Other people’s habits can worsen because they are under stress or shaken out of their usual helpful routines.
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Here's how you can build on your accountability habit:
During this crisis, we learned that taking care of ourselves — staying safe and well — is also a way to care for our community.
Self care means setting priorities, setting boundaries and finding purpose:
When gyms closed and fitness classes were canceled, many people had to figure out how to exercise at home.
Several studies show that short bursts of exercise result in meaningful changes to your fitness and metabolic health. Start with 20-second exercise breaks three times a day. If you want to do more, take a few one-minute breaks.
Here's how to better cope with uncertainty:
Form a new health-conscious bubble:
Keystone habits lead to the development of multiple good habits.
Exercise is a good example of this. Once you start to change your exercise habits, it sets off a chain reaction that changes other habits as well: you start feeling good about your body, you eat healthy foods, you procrastinate less, etc.
Accountability is an important tool for making and breaking habits.
You’re more likely to exercise if you’ve made a plan to walk with a friend or scheduled a workout with a personal trainer.
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