Langley Group’s Top Habits for Spring

With the days getting warmer and longer, and the air becoming sweeter, Spring has officially sprung!

Following Sue’s Langley’s piece on habits, here are the Langley Group’s top habits to welcome Spring!

Ali Palmer, Consultant, Education Specialist, Langley Group

Ali – “In order to motivate me to exercise more regularly I decided to combine one of my strengths with my new habit; whilst developing the habit of going for a daily early morning walk, I now listen to a podcast or book chapter (I treated myself to a monthly subscription to audible.com). This has enabled me to activate my strength of love of learning whilst embedding my new habit. I can honestly say, I am excited to get out the door each day!!!”

Frances – “I really enjoy taking photos on my phone each day of moments that bring me happiness and make me smile. Then each night I post them onto an account I have and note what I’m grateful for. I have been doing this for a number of years and have a beautiful collection of photos and memories that I love looking back on!!”

Frances Totney, Consultant, Education Specialist, APAC

Leanne – “With Spring having Sprung, now is the time to eat light flavoursome interesting fresh ingredients at all meal times. Salads are a healthy and interesting way of getting the nutrients and energy you need. My tip is to bring a bag of interesting seasonal produce into work at the start of the week and then encourage your colleagues to do the same. Start a Salad club where you share the ingredients and take turns making a delicious lunch for each other from what you have in the fridge – I promise it’s anything but boring. Every lunch is different, and it is a pleasure to care for each other.  It’s the gift of goodness!”

Sophie – “I am trying to embed the habit of getting up before 6 each morning to give myself some quiet reflective time before heading to work. During this time I watch the sunrise with a cup of tea, practise my mindfulness, speak to my family back home in the UK and spend time working on my Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. It really puts me in a great frame of mind for the rest of the day! And once at work I am a dedicated member of our lunchtime Fit Club and Leanne’s Salad Club.”

Mel – “My top habit is connecting with people. I set aside time in my day everyday to send a wee positive note to a few people in my contacts list, maybe friends, family or (where appropriate) colleagues.”

Cat – “I am wanting to eat more healthily, and Leanne’s Salad Club is an awesome way of doing this!I am also trying to exercise more – Steptember and Fit Club have really helped and so has taking my phone with me on walks so that I can listen to podcasts and take photos of my surroundings – it is making me feel very grateful to live in this beautiful country!”

Yulia Zlatkin, Consultant, Langley Group

Yulia – “Mine is to go to sound meditation weekly. I get ridiculous clarity after my meditation and capture this is as short stories in the book that I am writing and hope to one day publish!”

Jacqui – “My top habit is always putting my keys in the same place when I walk in the door – it means I don’t have to waste brain space on remembering where I put them and I can then devote that brain space to more creative pursuits!”

Sue – “I have a few top habits!

  • Smiling first thing in the morning!

  • Putting WonderWoman on my ceiling above my bed, so I get inspired to get up in the morning!

  • A walk or run (on the beach if possible) first thing in the morning.  With lovely 1980s ‘hair’ metal to keep me going, or neuroscience lectures. When I run, I grin to myself, at myself – me!  Running! Yeah!  I am an athlete!!!  Got to make it fun! I then do affirmations and visualisation on each end of the beach.

  • My journal – writing my thoughts, ideas or emotions each day to capture and process

  • Noting down the three best things at the end of each day.”

We would love to hear about all the other wonderful habits out there! Let us know your top habits using the hashtag #springhabits on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Tag @langleygroup (or @thelangleygroup on Twitter) and be in the running to win a free copy of the book Emotional Agility by Susan David as reviewed by Sue in our Spring newsletter.