I’m not sure why, but I have been sick more times this year than the cumulative of my whole life. And I’m tired of it. My early new years resolution? Start taking better care of my health. This may sound rather lofty, but when broken down into parts it also seems more reasonable. Are you dealing with a cruddy immune system? Read on to see if you can benefit from these. Or share your ideas as to how you stay healthy!
Step 1: Utilize Technology. I’ve had an app called, “pinkpad”* figuretively lying around on my phone. I used to use it religiously to track headaches. Once I discovered the reason behind said headaches, pinkpad seemed like a few wasted minutes. But now I have more reason to give it another go. (I believe the actual purpose of PinkPad is to track menstrual cycles and fertility, but it does not have to be!)
Step 2: Revamp Diet. My family generally jokes around that my partner and I are “too picky”. But as of recent months, our relatively healthy diet has gone down the gutter. It seems like it’s time to reopen our wallets and invest in quality food. Not to mention at this point, it might be helpful to start planning out meals to make the weekdays less stressful.
Step 3: Exercise! Both physically and mentally. This means getting up off that computer and stretching out, jumping around. anything to get the blood flowing! Play sudoko, do a crossword or even scrabble* will get those brain juices flowing! This also means I have to stop blaming the weather and/or my pups as an excuse. Or time, that’s a good one.
Step 4: Make time. Specifically to get out and run. Sure, we can’t literally create more minutes in a day, but we sure as heck can try to maximize it! Read here for more info.
Step 5: SLEEP! I love sleeping. And naps. But for some reason, my bedtime keeps getting pushed later these days. In my case, I know I need at least 8-9 hours of sleep a night to function the next day. Do you know what you need? Use the weekend to experiment what sleep ratio works best for you!
And on that note, I’m going to go off and utilize the rest of my time to get some sleep. 🙂
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