Headline, January 21 2021/ STUDENTS : ''' '' GREAT HABITS GROSS '' '''


''' '' GREAT HABITS GROSS '' '''

FOR '' POST - VIRUS LIVING '' - WHY not build on lessons you've already learned for a happier and a beautiful blessed life.

LOCKDOWNS AND PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS pushed many people into routines in 2020. Work commutes ended. Fitness classes were cancelled. Homes became classrooms and workplaces. 

Some students thrived with all the changes, others struggled.

“The experience of 2020, as hard as it was, held many lessons,” said Gretchen Rubin, author of the book “Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits.” Some people’s habits improved - often when they used the time they usually spend on work travel or commuting on exercising, cooking, reading or other healthy habits.

Other people’s habits worsened because they were under stress or shaken out of their usual helpful routines”

In reflecting on the changes and challenges of last year, you have an opportunity to recycle your best pandemic routines and build on them in the new year. Here are five habits you can keep.


Pandemic Habit : During the crisis, we learned that we are all connected and that taking care of ourselves - staying safe and well - is also a way for caring for our community.


Continue making self-care a priority, once the pandemic has passed. If you’re someone who thinks you don’t have time for self-care or that it seems selfish and self-indulgent you’re not alone.

“One of the things you come across all the time is the idea that ‘I can’t invest in things that are good for me, because it’s taking away from my ability to be a good parent or do what I need to do at work,” said Kelly McGonigal, a Stanford University health psychologist and author of “The Willpower Instinct. “

Wouldn’t it be great if we learn to lean in to our interdependence and that we can actually take some kind of a joy in knowing that when I take care of myself, I am also taking care of others?”

Self-care isn’t just a nap or hot bath to escape the family. It’s about setting priorities, setting boundaries and finding purpose. Start by mapping a typical day, from morning until bedtime. You probably spend about eight hours sleeping - but how do you spend the other 16?

Write down the time you take preparing meals, doing your job, shopping, watching television, helping students and children with homework, caring for an aging parent or catching up on emails.


Pandemic Habit : To avoid spreading the virus, people leaned to be accountable to one another, wearing masks, limiting contacts and keeping their distance.

RECYCLE THE HABIT While you still need to take pandemic precautions, you can build on your accountability habit. Find an accountability buddy to help you achieve your health goals. You can check in with a friend every day to talk about healthful eating. Make a plan to walk with a friend. You can create public accountability by declaring your goals on social media.

If you prefer to stay accountable only to yourself, you can create accountability by using an app that sends you daily reminders, like Headspace or Calm for meditation, Noom for tracking what you eat or Fitbit to track exercise. You can even hold yourself accountable through a daily journal entry.

''We do better when someone's watching,'' Ms. Rubin said. ''Even when we're the ones doing the watching!''


Pandemic Habit : When gyms closed, many people had to figure out how to exercise at home.


Pandemic Habit : According to a poll by Axios, last summer nearly half of Americans said they had formed a pod or social bubble - a select group of friends to help them cope with pandemic life.

Recycle the Habit : Don't disband your pandemic pod when Covid-19 restrictions end. Keep it to support your health goals. Even if you don't have a quarantine pod, you can form a new health-conscious bubble in 2021. Create a walking pod, and meet a few times a week for group walks. Or talk to your podmates about their healthy eating goals.


PANDEMIC HABIT In the early days of the pandemic, people panicked, hoarded toilet paper and panicked their pantries to deal with the uncertainty of shutdowns.

RECYCLE THE HABIT Plan for uncertainty by collecting legal documents to ensure you are prepared for an emergency.

Start with a three-ring binder. While you should create digital copies of all your important documents, it's good to have physical references that your loved ones can grab in a crisis.

The first few pages should be a ''where to find it'' list of banking information, insurance papers and key contacts. But the most important document would be your advance directive, designating someone to make medical decisions for you if you're unable to make them and offering guidance about your wishes if you become critically ill.

The process doesn't have to be depressing. Use the process to think about your values, your hopes for the ageing well and what makes life worth living.

The Honor and Serving of Great Global Operational Research on Life and Living, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Tara Parker - Pope.

With respectful dedication to Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :   

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