One healthy habit you could adopt is to simply make time to do something for you every day.
Maybe that something is reclaiming a little more “you time” for a short run – maybe two miles of fartleks or a mile walk with your own thoughts. Inviting friends along can also count as “you time” if that’s something that energizes you. Getting outside for a run with friends is perfection to me, especially if I can grab a hot cup of coffee and some adult conversation afterwards.
After having kids, I found time to brush my teeth was too much some days so getting a massage or pedicure was out of the question. But doing something for yourself doesn’t have to be a big thing. Sometimes it’s just getting a 15 minute soak in the bathtub, tinkering in the garage, or painting your own toenails with a pretty new polish. Some retail therapy on Amazon that doesn’t include something for someone else or reading one chapter in a book can make all the difference in me being a grumpy pants and a pleasant person. It sure makes putting out the fires between two boys under the age of five easier to cope with.
Wherever you find your happy place, make sure the prime focus is benefiting you and make sure you take the time to fully embrace it. Be grateful for your life, your freedom, and the simple pleasures.