Z is for…

Z

Zen Habits.

I have been subscribing to Leo Baubata’s blog posts for years now.

Yesterday’s post on upward and downward spirals in health and productivity resonated with me more than usual.

I had noticed this tendency in myself many years ago. That I could be in a downward spiral with respect to health and emotional well-being until….little by little, tiny positive change by tiny positive change, I was spiraling my way back up again to a more positive, happier place.

This is a post that I could have written over 10 years ago (but not nearly as beautifully as Leo), except I wasn’t blogging then. (It wasn’t until 2009 that I joined the blogoverse in a real, committed way.)

Leo’s blog is all about changing your life one positive habit at a time. You don’t need to quit your job or leave your relationship or trek up a mountain and meet with a guru.

Although you may eventually do one or more of those things at some point along your journey, instead Leo asks you to make one small positive change at a time.  Then build on that with another one. And another one. Until one day you notice you are living a very different (in a good way) life from one you were living a month or 6 months or a year ago. Because this is how he became fit, lost weight, quit smoking, got out of debt etc., etc. Read his story here.

Rock on,

The WB

 

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Josna

Thanks for this post. I tend to get overwhelmed by everything I’m not doing and then beat myself up for not having done it. Doing one small thing at a time makes eminent good sense. I discovered your blog late in the Challenge and now that I will not be scrambling to write something every day, I look forward to returning. Congrats on completing the challenge!

Random Musings

This is great advice. Sometimes looking at the bigger picture is just too much and it seems unreachable, but taking it one small step at a time is doable
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