The thing is, we don’t need to be told what to do to improve our health. We know the basics — drink enough water, eat whole foods, exercise, get enough sleep, have healthy relationships, etc.
Putting one foot in front of the other is the absolute most important thing we can do to begin reforming our health. What’s the one thing you know you need to start working on?
Mine is, well actually 2 things. First, I need to get back to the gym on a regular basis. Long story but I wasn’t able to exercise since last June and even though I got the okay March 1st I have been slow to do it on a regular basis. I have started now by taking the dogs for a walk every day. The second thing is getting back into meditation on a daily basis. I have to get back to the baby step thought process – I think, oh if I can’t meditate for an hour, then I’m not going to do it at all. I am changing my mindset just as I would have my clients think about doing. It doesn’t matter if I meditate for 5 minutes or an hour as long as I meditate… so I started today with 5 minutes.
My usual nighttime calm down routine consists of: at 9PM all electronics are turned off – phone, computer, etc. I like to read for a while or write in gratitude journal. There is truly something special about taking time to be grateful for anything that was good in your day. Sometimes for me it was that I was running a few minutes late and got all green lights on my way to where I was going. It can be anything, big or little.
Hopping into bed without turning your mind down a few notches will leave you tossing and turning through a restless night of poor sleep. Your brain works hard enough during the day, help it to turn off at night adequately.
If you generally look over at the clock and realize it’s past your bedtime, try setting a timer this week to remind you to slowly make your way to your bed calmly and intentionally.
Are you a bedtime reader or phone scroller?