We all want to bounce out of bed every morning with energy and positivity. The reality is that it’s not always possible. And that’s okay.
Staying on top of everything going on in your life can be difficult and sometimes you need to let go of trying to reach that impossible goal. Setting small, achieving tasks each day instead of big changes, will help you feel better.
1. Choose one healthy meal a day to start. If you are not used to keeping track of eating well, then changing all meals will make it more likely to fail. Small steps are better :) Smoothies are great, easy option!
2. Surround yourself with people who lift you up. Part of staying healthy is having friends who care about you and don’t put you down. Sometimes it's a tough decision stop seeing a long term friend who is no longer being kind. You deserve to be treated well and the sooner you surround yourself with positive people, the better your life will be.
3. Stay active everyday. Find an activity that you enjoy and stick to it. It could be as simple as a walk around your neighbourhood after dinner. Call on a friend to be your walking buddy. Putting on your favourite records and dancing around the house is also a great way to stay fit!
4. Organise Something. When you have a lot on, your mind can make you feel like things are out of control. This can be stressful. Instead of setting up a main plan, you can organise little things like sorting through a cupboard at home or taking on a small task that can be completed in a hour or so. This will not remove all the things you have to deal with, but it helps with making you feel like you have accomplished something. Plan small and build from there.
5. Join a Group or Class. Join a local yoga class or a group that gets together once a week or month that you may like to participate in. Your local library should have information on classes like book clubs, writing classes or other hobbies you may enjoy. Getting together with like minded people can help to bring more positivity into your life.
6. Find something to smile about. Laughing is the best medicine! When we have a good chuckle, our body releases endorphins in the brain. Laughing with others also increases the endorphins and other opioids which leads to happy feelings all round. Who doesn’t want some of that?!!
Yours in health,
(BHSc Nutritional Medicine)
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