Healthy Habits for Vibrant Living

Seminar 1 - Prescriptions

"How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard

Posture

"There is no artificial replacement for motion." ~ Pete Egoscue

Prescription

Stand up and do one of the following every 20-30 minutes:
  • Take or make a phone call while standing or walking
  • Breath Movement Exercise (see below in Breath section)
  • Take a Water Break
  • Go Outside for a Breath Break
  • Take a Walking Meeting
  • Walk Around the Office
  • Visit a Colleague instead of Emailing Colleague
At Home:
  • Get on the floor and stretch during TV time
  • Stand up and move during TV commercials
  • Take an evening walk around the block

Breath

"Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" ~ Mary Oliver

Prescription

Take 10 deep breaths 5 times a day. When you...
  • Wake Up
  • Driving/getting to work
  • Before lunch breath break
  • Before leaving work/end of work day
  • Driving home
Bonus breath opportunities:
  • During commercials
  • Before bed
  • When you see a meeting reminder on your computer, make it your breath reminder. (You'd be the most calm, centered and creative person at that meeting!)
Suggestion: Use little stones as your breath reminders.

Mind

"The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven" ~ John Milton

Prescription

Gratitude Practice
Bonus Gratitudes:
Place a stone or bean on top of alarm clock or next to your toothbrush and be grateful for one thing first thing in the morning and last thing before going to bed.
alarm clock stone reminder