12 December Daily Well-Being Challenges

Written Monday, December 7, 2020 by Dr. Traci Cipriano, Co-chair of the Lawyer Well-Being Committee

As this year of unprecedented challenges winds down and we reflect on all that we have experienced, it is also a good time to take self-care action and create some of our own challenges—as in challenging ourselves to promote our well-being!  Create a friendly competitive “challenge” with a colleague, friend, or family member, with a “prize” for the winner at the end of the month.

Consider a commitment to doing some or all of the following on a daily basis. Perhaps commit to adding one new thing a day, or every few days. This list is not exclusive, so feel free to add other health promoting behaviors.

  1. Get at least 20 minutes of exercise each day.
  2. Drink several glasses of water each day.
  3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep at night.
  4. Check the news only twice a day.
  5. Turn off your mobile phone for 15 minutes.
  6. Do something for someone else.
  7. Thank someone else for something they did that made things easier or made your day brighter.
  8. Engage in a restorative healthy activity.
  9. Replace that second cup of coffee with decaf, tea, or water.
  10. Substitute a soothing cup of decaf tea for that glass of wine or cocktail.
  11. Reach for a healthy raw food snack instead of processed foods.
  12. Practice compassion, for yourself and others. Recognize these are trying times for all and let the little things go.

12 Dec Be Well Habits

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