Healthy Habits with Harley – That’s a wrap!

Being a part of the health and wellness industry is amazing. The industry teaches, inspires, and empowers. It’s grounding and uplifting all at the same time. Often, it can feel a little bit overwhelming. There are many contradicting messages whether we’re talking about nutrition, daily habits, movement, etc. “Self care” is often romanticized which causes us to create expectations based off of how it’s displayed and talked about in the media. What if we viewed self care as our everyday habits? The chances are pretty good that we know what’s good for our bodies by now. How can you prioritize your health by doing one thing every day that honors your body? Our goal for our Healthy Habits with Harley at the Pilates Barre Studio, was to make habits feel accessible. It’s important to know that creating healthy habits is a journey.

Let’s take a look at our recent Healthy Habits with Harley topics: 

  1. Eating Seasonally 
  2. Snacks
  3. Morning Routines
  4. Smoothies
  5. Meal Planning/Prepping

Through each of these topics, we’ve covered morning and evening and a little bit in between. Take a second to think about which part of the day you have the most time and the most energy. Start there. Start by making a grocery list, by making yourself coffee, by unplugging from your phone, by making a smoothie.

Creating a habit is such an interesting thing and I’ve noticed that if I don’t bring a little bit of openness and ease to the table, I begin to take it way too seriously and then it ends up not being beneficial. 

I printed a super cute habit sheet at the beginning of February with the intention of introducing new habits into my daily routine. I was so excited about it that I got a little ambitious and chose seven tasks that I wanted to do every single day. Sort of as a challenge, but also because I felt like I needed to be doing all of these things to create more balance in my life. Before February I was very hit or miss on some of these things. As I would go to check them off each night, the competitive nature in me caused frustration because I couldn’t cross off all of the things because, well, I simply didn’t do them. Eventually, I was tired of feeling frustrated about not checking the boxes, so I just stopped checking them altogether. 

Maybe something similar has happened to you and maybe it hasn’t. I’m very much a person who likes to take on lots of things and February has been a little hectic, so I needed to reevaluate which habits were non negotiable for the remainder of the month and which ones I should consider adding in the future.

I ended up choosing two out of the seven of my original habits to focus on, which has been much more attainable and it’s allowing me to feel rejuvenated rather than depleted and frustrated. 

Throughout each season, sometimes the best form of self care is recognizing that you are busy and that balance might be achieved through letting go of what you think you need and finding what works. You’re doing the best that you can. Start small. You’ve got this. 

In Strength and Confidence, 



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