Weekly Recap: Changing Habits, Embracing Change & Forest Bathing

Posted by on 6/19/2015 to General
Weekly Recap

This week has been all about starting new habits, mainly the habit of consistent writing.

Today officially marks the end of week 1 in the Indie Business Network 30 Day Blog Challenge. So far, so good! If you’ve been following along, you know that I accepted the challenge to blog everyday for the next 30 days. It’s been hard, but I’ve managed to write something everyday day this week. How many days of consistency does it take to officially form a habit? I’m not sure but I’m on my way.

Articles I Discovered:

The #1 Mantra You Need To Become The Person You Want To Be

I found this article on Mind Body Green and it highlights the author’s personal journey in accepting that you don’t need to please everyone and that change is something we should all be willing to do. It’ offers this daily affirmation: I am willing to change.

I connected with this because I thoroughly believe the ability to adapt and change is everything. It’s concept I’ve been personally very connected with ever since I read Octavia Butler’s Parable series. “All that you touch you change...” more on this another day.

Forest Bathing is a Thing

Forest bathing? I’ve never known that forest bathing was a thing, but before I read this article the concept clicked. I’ve always felt that lush, green forests were the ideal locations for an introvert like me to recharge.

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku is a trendy Japanese practice where you casually stroll through the woods to soak in nature. I did some additional research and there have been actual studies that suggest that this activity can lower stress and boost your immune system. Read the LA Times Health article about it here. Who knew?

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