Creating Healthy Habits: A Journey of Consistency and Balance

In this video, the narrator discusses their healthy habits and the benefits they have experienced. They emphasize the importance of consistency in maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Some of the habits they have consistently followed include sleeping eight hours, practicing good oral hygiene, having a skincare routine, recognizing chores as privileges, drinking plenty of water, eating well, and exercising. They also highlight the importance of mindset and not striving for perfection in every aspect of life. The narrator encourages viewers to start with small attainable habits and build from there, emphasizing the importance of discipline over motivation. Overall, they aim to inspire and offer advice for living a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Sleeping for 8 hours and waking up at the same time every day is a healthy habit that the speaker consistently follows.
  • Maintaining good dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing teeth regularly, is another habit that the speaker has kept up with.
  • Having a consistent skincare routine has helped improve the speaker’s skin, and they recommend using products like vitamin C serum and moisturizer.
  • Approaching everyday tasks, like chores, as privileges rather than burdens can help maintain a positive mindset.
  • Recognizing one’s privilege and being grateful for it can contribute to a more positive and hopeful outlook.
  • While it’s important to set goals and strive for progress, it’s equally important to prioritize how habits make you feel over how they appear.
  • Drinking enough water throughout the day is crucial for staying hydrated, and the speaker keeps a full water bottle nearby as a reminder.
  • Eating a balanced diet of 80% unprocessed whole foods, including fruits and vegetables, is a priority for the speaker.
  • Even if it’s challenging, doing small tasks imperfectly is better than not doing them at all.
  • Using a bullet journal adds creativity to the speaker’s life and helps with planning and organization.
  • Incorporating stretching, rolling out muscles, and practicing daily stretches can provide mental clarity and physical relief.
  • Engaging in exercise, whether at the gym or through sports, is beneficial for the speaker’s mental and physical health.
  • Motivation may be temporary, so discipline is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the long run.
  • Starting with small, attainable habits and building from there can lead to noticeable progress and consistency.
  • Remember that setbacks are not the end of the world, and it’s important to continue consistently working towards a healthy lifestyle.


It’s a nice spring day and you figure it’s time to get back into your healthy habits just in time for summer, so you search on YouTube for some inspiration and some videos. Wait, this kind of looks like me. But we all know that healthy habits aren’t created overnight, and consistency is key to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. So, I wonder which of these habits did she (aka me) keep up with and benefited her the most.

Today, we’re going to go through some of the healthy habits that I’ve kept up with every day, some of which I don’t do anymore or do occasionally, and lastly, some habits that I’ve been really loving and that I’ve added into my routine. Let’s get into the video.

One habit that I’ve always stuck to is sleeping eight hours and waking up at the same time every day. It’s definitely a privilege to get enough sleep, and I do not want to take it for granted. Some days, when I had too much work and stayed up all night, I always feel terrible the next day. So, I’ll take sleeping over going out or watching Netflix any day.

Taking care of my teeth is something I’ve kept up with as well because it’s so important. We’ve only got one set of adult teeth. I try to at least keep up with brushing every morning and night, as well as flossing in the evening and sometimes using mouthwash.

As someone who used to struggle a lot with their skin, I now keep a consistent skincare routine, and I think it’s paid off. Some days, we might have some breakouts here and there, but I think my skin has made tremendous progress. I usually cleanse my skin and double cleanse at night, then apply my go-to products, which are vitamin C serum with hyaluronic acid, plus moisturizer and sunscreen in the mornings. In the nighttime, I apply retinol and moisturizer as well. Sometimes, I add some other products too, but those are my staples.

One mindset change that sometimes helps me is thinking about doing chores as a privilege. We might forget that a lot of „normal“ things for us is actually a privilege, like having two legs, being able to see, being able to read and write, and having the internet, for example. Having a healthy and capable body that’s able to work out and go to the gym is a privilege. I get to have a room and an apartment to clean, and I’m so thankful. Being able to draw and write in my journal is a privilege. Recognizing our privilege doesn’t negate our hard work or difficulties that we’ve been through to get here, but it helps me keep a positive and hopeful mindset.

Some days, no matter how positive we train ourselves to be, though, some things may feel like chores, which is totally normal. On those days, I like to think about how great and accomplished I will feel afterwards, as well as make habits easy and fun, like doing it with a friend/partner and making exercise a sport or activity. I also set many small goals for myself that are easily accomplished, and eventually, everything becomes automatic. I also want to remind everyone that how things feel is much more important than how it looks. Some people love to make their lives look aesthetic, and it motivates them. But just because you don’t have matching workout sets or fancy water bottles doesn’t mean you can’t participate in a healthy lifestyle. So, don’t be afraid to sweat during a gym session or make mistakes in your journal. Sure, it might not look perfect, but nobody is, and you’ll feel great afterwards. So, don’t be afraid of starting healthy habits because it doesn’t look flawless. The gates are open for anyone who’s trying to become the best version of themselves, aesthetic or not. Do it for you.

Now, I don’t exactly count how many cups of water I drink a day anymore, but I always make sure to have my water bottle full and right beside me when I’m doing anything. It’s causing me to drink a lot more water and probably on average, I drink two of these bottles a day, so no more dehydration headaches for me! Also, a reminder to drink water if you haven’t today yet.

Eating well is so important to me because I truly believe what I consume can affect me so much. Although, to make it easier for myself, I don’t exactly count the amount of fruit and vegetable servings I eat a day, but I stick to 80% unprocessed whole foods, and I try to eat fruit or add vegetables to every meal. However, the other 20% of the time, I don’t like to restrict myself, and for me, balance is super important.

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. For example, if showering feels like too much, just scrub or wash your face. If cleaning the whole apartment or room is too difficult, just pick up a few clothes. Brushing your teeth for 10 seconds is better than not brushing them at all. Walking outside for 10 minutes instead of doing an hour of high-intensity interval training is better than just sitting around. Not everything we do has to be perfect. We might not do everything completely one day or skip a day, but the next day, we pick ourselves back up. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly because doing it poorly is better than not doing it at all.

Something that I’ve been loving is using my Bullet Journal. I feel like it adds creativity into my life while combining both planning and journaling. In my journal, I have a habit tracker, and every week, I have a spread to plan out my to-do list for each day and schedule. Today, I drew out my monthly June title page to prepare for next week.

Hello, everyone. It’s editing Rebecca here, and if you made it this far in the video, thank you so much for watching. It would help me out so much if you gave this video a like and subscribed to my channel. We’re almost at 200,000 subscribers, which is really crazy. And leave a comment down below if you have any questions or anything. I read every single one of my comments. Alright, have a lovely day. Goodbye.

A new habit that I’m currently trying to implement more into my routine is stretching and rolling out. I use this lacrosse ball for my back, and it feels so good. I feel like I’ve had back pain since middle school. I also use a foam roller for the rest of my body. It hurts so bad, but in a good way, if that makes sense. Other than rolling out my muscles, I like to do the daily 15-minute stretch by Maddi Morrison whenever I can. Not only is it good for your muscles, but also I think it provides a time for mental clarity and just spending time with my own thoughts.

Exercise has been so important for my mental and physical health lately. I’ve been going to the gym less and playing a lot more sports as the weather has gotten so nice outside. I definitely want to take advantage of the sun while it still lasts. I think not only is it good for physical health, but I love the fresh air and socializing with other people. For me, my goal is to just get my body moving every day. I don’t follow an extremely strict workout routine, but I just do what makes me feel good and makes me happy.

Ultimately, we can’t rely on just motivation; we have to rely on discipline. Motivation may get us to the door, but what happens when it’s gone? Living a healthy balanced lifestyle is a lifelong commitment. Remember that falling off track doesn’t mean the end of the world. I used to struggle with all-or-nothing thinking, like if I didn’t start my New Year’s resolutions by January 1st, then I’d have to wait until the next year, or if I had a couple of chocolates, might as well have the whole pack, right? For me, what worked was starting with small attainable habits and building from that. I felt so much better when I was consistent, and I saw noticeable progress in every area of my life, which led me to continue consistently doing these habits.

And then you drop the whole lasagna… Oh no, stop! That was scary! XD

I can’t say I know everything, but these are the habits that I’ve stuck to every day and some advice for your journey as well. I know life can be confusing sometimes, but at least we’re in this together <3 Ily, guys.