One Habit a Month: Posture

(I’m took a break from adding to my herbal collection in June since I’d prefer moving as few little glass bottles as possible! I plan to be back with my monthly herbal additions next month.)

June was busy. July will probably be even busier. I struggled to work on my reading habit last month so plan to keep on working on it this month.

Rather than adding another habit that will require a time committment, this month’s habit won’t take even a second of time: work on good posture.

Good posture is something I’ve always struggled with. I’ve made excuses like, “I’m really tall” or “I’ve been pregnant/nursing most of the last six years.” If you try hard enough, you can make an excuse for anything!

Such lovely, rolled back shoulders! 

Honestly, I hadn’t even realized how bad my problem was until my brother took some candid video while the munchkins and I were up in Missouri. I’ve been working on sitting and standing up straight ever since watching it.

However, since I still have to remind myself 35 times a day, it is a habit I want to focus on all month. Maybe, just maybe, when we move home I can utterly surprise and shock my dear mom by no longer needing her reminders!

Hopefully you don’t have a posture problem, but maybe there’s some other personal habit you want to conquer. I’d love to have you join me!

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  1. says

    July came up on me so quickly that I haven’t really had a time to think about what I should work on this month. I think I’ll go with exercising once a day. Since it has been so hot outside I don’t get to get out and walk every day like I used to, so I need to do something. 😉

    • anna says

      Oh dear! I really am behind. I’ll try to get that posted soon. It went pretty well, though poor posture is a bad habit I’ve struggled with for decades, so it’s pretty hard to break! Thanks for asking.

  2. Rakul says

    I just have to comment on this one, and as you can see I’m quite behind on reading your blog 😉
    Every single time I see a photo or video of myself, I feel embarrassed that my posture is that bad :O So I decided to do something about it, and after quite some time I feel it becomes easier for each day to stand up/sit straight 🙂
    What really opened my eyes though was when I was with my little sister in London, for two weeks in February, at a Scoliosis Clinic where she worked out to get her back stronger/straighter. They told the patients that they could not change the bones in the body, but the goal was to help them, after four weeks of hard work out, unconsciously stand/sit with their back straight. I have thought very hard about it since, and every time I sit down, I remember to straighten my back and hold my head up high 😉

    • anna says

      Hi Rakul! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing. I’m afraid since being sick/morning sick my posture have gotten really bad again. (I don’t know why, but slouching seems to help my stomach not hurt as bad!) Time to sit up straight again. 🙂 It is amazing how hard it is at first but how much easier (and less conscious it becomes!)

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