Take Time for Yourself – Look After Yourself
It takes time to be healthy. We have to make a decision and take the steps to develop a health conscious lifestyle and contemplate what we need to do to accomplish this.
If you are already healthy look at the everyday MAINTENANCE! That means regularly making those hale and hearty choices and building them up so they transform into habit.
EAT RIGHT! – Your body requires good, hearty foods to keep it nourished and balanced.
DRINK WATER! – You need to drink 8 glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated and functioning properly
EXERSIZE DAILY! – 30 min workouts, walking to work, walking stairs, riding a bike. Anything and everything will help as long as you are physically active and some point during the day. Do more vigorous work out 3x a week for example Weightlifting, Yoga, Pilates or a more intense cardio. Get your heart rate up and get the sweat going. This releases toxins from your body and your blood gets flowing, which brings more oxygen throughout your body this equals a healthy and healing body.
YEARLY CHECK- UPS! – Very Important! Ask questions if you are not performing the way you have been. Be interested in your health.
SUPPLEMENTS! – Our body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to maintain health and we do not acquire all the nutrients that are required through our diet.
SLEEP! – Your body needs to reboot itself every night. Get your 8 hours every night! Lack of sleep takes its toll on ones health over time.
MONITOR STRESS! – 98% of illnesses and ailments are caused by stress. Small stress that is not addressed accumulates and manifests in minor or even major health issues over time. ”Do not bank your stress!” Talk to a trusted person, find a counselor you are comfortable with or who will challenge you to look into your life. Learn how to let go and move on.
JOURNAL! Take time daily to reflect what your day was like. What did you learn from it? What is a keeper? What and how could you have made it better? Reflect daily, weekly and monthly and then do a year end reflection so you can start the New Year with positive plans to accomplish more. Know where you are going.
MASSAGE THERAPY! Book a monthly massage for health maintenance. You would be surprised how much your body tightens up in one month and how good and refreshing it feels when you have a monthly massage. Put this in your budget and make use of whatever insurance you have. Find a therapist or two who give you the results you are looking for. A massage should be deep enough to remove the “tightness” in your muscles or you will take pain and stress back home with you. Be sure your therapist “listens to you”. Give him/her feedback so you will be happy when you leave.
Our facials also provide reduced stress and relieves the strain on the face that left untouched develops into wrinkles and ages you faster.
LAUGHTER! is a great stress reliever and releases an endorphin that heals and repairs. Watch funny movies, play with your children, grandchildren or family members and laugh with them. Read a book that gives you a laugh. All of these will change the direction of your wrinkles.
TAKE TIME FOR EVERYTHING – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the Heavens
I will quote a friend Paul Martinelli – “In search for the most powerful thoughts to share I have found that many of these thoughts have been attributed to many different thought leaders, making it impossible to give “credit” to any one person. I have chosen to leave off the names with the awareness that there is truly only one source…. God.”