Habits & Lifestyles: January 2019, Journal Prompt Questions

One habit at a time! 

It’s been a lifetime since I have created a blog entry. Writing blogs aren’t my favorite. However, blogs have importance, relevance, and a place in our society.

On January 1, 2018 (Here we are 1-year later) I committed to creating the habit of journaling each morning in Habits & Lifestyles closed Facebook group for 3-minutes per day (videos can also be found on YouTube and Pinterest).

Low and behold, I have been successful with creating my journaling habit.

As we embark on a new year, I want to commit to writing 1-blog entry per month. Something simple and cute, similar to this post.

At the very least, I can create a place for people to access the monthly journal questions.

Each month habits and lifestyles focuses on one of our 7-lifestyle areas; which includes

  1. Faith
  2. Physical
  3. Nutrition
  4. Finances
  5. Relationships
  6. Travel
  7. Pleasure (balance) 


This month January 2019, we are focusing on Physical Health!

  1. How can you encourage others to exercise? What benefits will you share with them?
  2. How can you and your parents exercise together?
  3. Why is exercise so important?
  4. Do you like exercising indoors or outdoors better?
  5. What is your favorite part of gym class?
  6. After I exercise, I feel…
  7. Write about the importance of stretching before and after workouts.
  8. Would you rather take a long walk or a short run? What are the benefits of each?
  9. How often do you exercise?
  10. Come up with three ways you and your family can get more active together.
  11. Nutrition is also very important to fitness – how does good nutrition relate to exercise?
  12. Make a list of five small ways people could be more active and write about their importance.
  13. What is your favorite sport that gets you moving?
  14. What do you know about the benefits of exercise?
  15. What is your favorite way to exercise?
  16. How does living an active lifestyle help you to appreciate your mobility?
  17. What are some ways to make exercise even more fun?
  18. What is your exercise commitment? How will you keep it?
  19. Describe your ideal workout routine.
  20. How many days each week are you active?
  21. What does it mean to have an active lifestyle?
  22. How can you and your family make time together for exercise each day?
  23. What do you think of when you think of exercise?
  24. Do you like listening to music while you exercise? What kind? How does it make you feel?
  25. How does your body feel after you exercise?
  26. What emotions do you feel when you exercise?
  27. How can you teach your family about the benefits of exercise?
  28. Do you think people exercise enough?
  29. Is it more important to exercise or eat right – or both?
  30. How do you feel when you go a long time without exercising?
  31. Will you continue to be physically active after January?

 

Journal With Me

 

 

 

Healthier is sustainable. Perfection is impossible!

I took a trip quick trip to California with a dear friend. I didn’t know how my trip would effect my habits and routine.
 
Check out what I learned below!
 
What I learned:
 
1. It starts with the mind!-I wasn’t able to eat “healthier” for various reasons. I had the when in Rome mentality and I didn’t have access to small meals (Although, I could have create access). On average we ate one big meal per day.
 
2. I wake up early for a reason-I incorporate the bulk of my healthier habits early in the morning, while I am alone (journaling, prayer, exercise, send emails, check bank account, etc.) or else I feel pressured and rushed. Then I won’t do anything but, hang out.
 
3. My habits are my habits-I’ve came a long way. Invest in yourself for 66-days. Do the same thing day in and day out; at the same time each day for 66-days and create habits that align with your goals.
 
4. I am my only excuse.
 
5. Healthier is sustainable. Perfection is impossible!
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Hi, I am Chesa Mendez, M.Ed. Also, known as Ms. Healthier Habit Supporter. I am the Creator of Habits & Lifestyles, LLC. I created Habits & Lifestyles to save my life! Creating healthier habits helped me heal from a divorce, survive the after effects of childhood sexual abuse, make peace with money, and lose weight. Now, I am transferring my knowledge of habits and health to others.
 
I am a:
 
Specialist in Creating and Maintaining Healthier Habits
Habit Expert
Professional Accountability Partner
Experienced Educator
Invest in self for 66-days and create habits that will lead to a self-love, healing, and lifestyle improvements.#LEVELUP. #AboveAverageAccountability
 
Habits & Lifestyles understands that we all need accountability. Habits & Lifestyles offers a 66-Day Jump Start Program. Our program uses an effective 6-step formula that supports you in creating and maintain healthier habits.
 
Our 66-Day Jump Start Program is filled with confidence, humor, transparency, and Worth it WORK that creates RESULTS!
 
**Online course begins January 28, 2019- April 4, 2019**
 
**Ticket sale ends January 19th! I have to mail you your goodies!**
 
Online Group Package Include:
 
1-Lifestyle portfolio
1-Workbook: Healthier Habits
1-Self-reflective activity per week
1-1-hour group Zoom meeting per week
1-Pre-recorded motivational video per week
1-Passion Blog (optional)
1-motivational email per week
**Birthday Special!! 28% off **
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Habits & Lifestyles Saves Lives

I held a “mock” informational session at Ocotillo library because I needed to work through the kinks in my curriculum.

I rarely share my story.

18 year old me

The truth is, I view my past as my past. Things that I’ve experienced shaped me into the person that I am today. However, if I reflect, I realize that not only did I survive, but I am WINNING.

As a child I was sexually abused by 3 different people over the period of a few years (I may or may not share more later). Nevertheless, that event lead to self-doubt and other toxic behaviors, that I’d struggled with for many years. I was in my early 30’s when I officially became tired of being tired.

**(BTW. Being sexually abused isn’t the only thing that leads people to being unhealthy, depressed, or toxic adults. #SelfCheck)**

Habits & Lifestyles was a concept that was created in 2015 out of necessity. I created Habits & Lifestyles to save my life. I launched Habits & Lifestyles in November of 2016 (the same day I was supposed to have my 1st wedding to my 2nd husband).

Happy Me

A few days ago, I posed the question, “what do you want to know about me and/or Habits & Lifestyles?” Soon and very soon I will answer the questions via video.

If you have questions for me, please post in the comments.

P.S-The “mock” informational session lead to contract work.

 

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Did you know that creating small healthier habits in one area of your life has a ripple effect, which improves the quality of life? The right habits support our goals and dreams!

Hi, I am Chesa Mendez, M.Ed. Also, known as Ms. Healthier Habit Supporter. I am the Creator of Habits & Lifestyles, LLC. I created Habits & Lifestyles to save my life! Creating healthier habits helped me heal from a divorce, survive the after effects of childhood sexual abuse, make peace with money, and lose weight. Now, I am transferring my knowledge of habits and health to others.

Chesa Mendez is a:

*Specialist in Creating and Maintaining Healthier Habits
*Habit Expert
*Professional Accountability Partner
*Experienced Educator

Invest in self for 66-days and create habits that will lead to a self-love, healing, and lifestyle improvements.#LEVELUP#AboveAverageAccountability

Habits & Lifestyles understands that we all need accountability. Habits & Lifestyles offers a 66-Day Jump Start Program. Our program uses an effective 6-step formula that supports you in creating and maintain healthier habits.

Our 66-Day Jump Start Program is filled with confidence, humor, transparency, and Worth it WORK that creates RESULTS!

**Online course begins January 28, 2019- April 4, 2019**
**Ticket sale ends January 19th! I have to mail you your goodies!**

Online Group Package Include:

1-Lifestyle portfolio
1-Workbook
1-Self-reflective activity per week
1-1-hour group Zoom meeting per week
1-Pre-recorded motivational video per week
1-Passion Blog (optional)
1-motivational email per week
**Birthday Special!! 28% off **

Who is Habits & Lifestyles, LLC? Habits & Lifestyles is a sustainable lifestyles brand that specializes in creating & maintaining healthier habits which supports goals, healthier lifestyles, and Creating The Life You Want!

How does Habits & Lifestyles work? Habits & Lifestyles specializes in creating & maintaining healthier habits using 6-effective steps. The 6-steps include: awareness, creating, tracking, measuring, adjusting, and getting “unstuck!”

Why is Habits & Lifestyles unique? Habits & Lifestyles focuses on creating & maintaining healthier habits in 7-lifestyles areas for a holistic approach. The 7-lifestyles are: faith, physical, nutrition, finances, relationships, travel, and pleasure (balance).

What products and services do Habits & Lifestyles offer? Habits & Lifestyles products include two journals, two workbooks, and lifestyle portfolios. Our journals range from supporting you in creating healthier habits or goal setting. Habits & Lifestyles services include facilitating seminars, informational sessions, and professional developments for; individuals, small businesses, non-profits, and corporations. Also, we provide raw, witty, and effective group or one-on-one coaching.

Habits & Lifestyles: December 2018, Journal Prompt Questions

 

One habit at a time!

It has been a lifetime since I have created a blog entry. Writing blogs aren’t my favorite. However, blogs have relevance and a place in our society.

On January 1, 2018, I committed to creating the habit of journaling each morning. The platform I used to share my love for journaling  is Habits & Lifestyles: closed Facebook group (Healthier Habit Supporters). I record myself journaling each morning for approximately 3-minutes. If you are interested, previous videos can be found on YouTube and Pinterest.

Low and behold, I have been successful with creating a daily journaling habit.

As we embark on a new year, I want to commit to writing 1-blog entry per month. Nothing fancy!

At the very least, I can create a place for people to access our journal prompt questions.


Enjoy The Little Things

Each month habits and lifestyles focuses on one of our 7-lifestyle areas. Our 7-lifestyle areas are listed below. 

  1. Faith
  2. Physical
  3. Nutrition
  4. Finances
  5. Relationships
  6. Travel
  7. Pleasure (balance)

 


This month (December 2018), we are focusing on FAITH!

Below are a list of our journal prompt questions.

  1. The joy on yesterday was…
  2. What are your morning routines/habits?
  3. What is your current stance on faith, religion, spirituality, etc?
  4. Who are you?
  5. How does journaling, writing or blogging help you?
  6. Reflect on one of the greatest life lessons you’ve ever learned. What was it and what did you learn?
  7. How do you practice faith?
  8. Write a letter to your teenage self.
  9. What’s stopping you from experiencing Super Saiyan type faith?
  10. Reflect on the happiest moment of your life. Where were you, what were you doing, and who were you sharing it with? Reflect on every detail.
  11. Let your mind run free and have some fun writing your very own “live” list! (similar to a bucket list)
  12. Make a list of your priorities for the week, month or year. Are these aligned to what you really want to be doing in life?
  13. What makes your heart smile?
  14. Make a list of the people in your life who genuinely believe in and support you. Explore why their support means so much to you.
  15. When is the last time you listen to your intuition and you were right? Describe in detail. 
  16. Who means the world to you and why? What traits of theirs do you value?
  17. What can you do or change in your life to focus more on your health and well-being? Be honest.
  18. Write a letter to your body. This could be a love letter, letter of apology, thank you letter, etc.
  19. Write about your day or week so far. Did something good or bad happen? Are you feeling happy or sad? Did you learn or do something new?
  20. How would you like to be remembered when you’re gone? You could even write your obituary.
  21. Write the story of your family.
  22. If you could change one thing, what would it be and why. Or perhaps you wouldn’t change a thing. Why is that so?
  23. What makes you feel at peace?
  24. Write a 99 things you love list.
  25. Describe what the word faith means to you.
  26. How does it feel to be the age you currently are?
  27. What are your top life hacks?
  28. Reflect on a time when you had to rely on your faith. What was the outcome?
  29. Write about your best friend. Why are they your bestie?
  30. When you are feeling down, what picks you up?
  31. How does your faith get you through difficult situations?

Wishing you healthier happier habits!

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Top 9 Things I Learned While Creating The Life I Want

Top 9 Things I Learned While Creating The Life I Want

I created Habits & Lifestyles out of necessity. At one point in my life, things weren’t going well. I had dreams and desires that went unmet for years.
One day I realized life was passing me by, I wasn’t living. Something needed to change. I decided to start living, going after goals and Create The Life I Want.

The process wasn’t easy. It took a lot of hard work. I failed more than once but kept moving forward. There were times when I thought; things would never get right. There were times when I “KNEW” I had it right, but I was wrong. However, throughout my journey, I learned valuable lessons.

The 09 Lessons I Learned

1. Be Obedient-As parents we do what is right for our children. We know when they are ready to move forward and when they should be “still.” We as parents are aware of genuine behaviors and none genuine behaviors. As parents, we only want the best for our children. The best is what God wants for us. The only difference is, God is the ultimate parent.  It is not our job to figure out God’s plans for our life. It is our job to be OBEDIENT.

2. Be True To Yourself-One of the fastest routes to self-hate and depression is pretending to be someone else. When you worry about other people’s grass, it stops you from watering your grass.  Love the life you have.

3. Listen To Your Gut–  Intuition is like a muscle. The more we use our intuition, the stronger it becomes. Trust yourself and the choices you make. If you are unsure, wait. Give yourself time to reflect.

4. Trust Your Journey-Faith isn’t always easy because it is unseen. However, stand strong and trust your journey.

5. Prayer Works- Point blank period.

6. Embrace Change-Pain comes from trying to be in control. Let go and embrace change. The only constant thing in life is change. Yes, change is uncomfortable, yet necessary to grow.

7. Know Who You Are-Who are you? Remove titles and relationship status (example: supervisor, wife, dad, etc).

8.  Enjoy The Journey– Don’t waste time stressing about tomorrow. Yes, you have to prepare for the future, but enjoy today. Make a commitment to do your BEST each day and forgive yourself for everything in between.

9. The Habits You Create Determine The Quality Of Your Life– Changing my Habits; Changed My Life. I started making Healthier choices, which became Healthier Habits.  My healthier habits have became a healthier lifestyle.

Wishing you healthier and happier habits!

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