Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The simplicity of wellness: 5 Daily "Do's" to re-boot wellbeing.

It is easy to get locked into a cycle of negativity that can threaten to unravel us; furthermore it is damaging at a physical level to be in such a cycle - not just at an emotional or spiritual level. To moan about one's life is seen as somehow normal, acceptable and almost expected in day-to-day interaction.  It is almost as if it is a competition for who is suffering the most! This can become a defining attitude.  I like to keep an attitude of gratitude - and thank you to whoever coined that phrase! It can be simple, in reality, to stay well by keeping true to some basic tenets.  These are 5 things I try to keep in mind daily, in order to remain well:
1. Start as you mean to go on:
By this I mean, wake up each day knowing it is another chance to be your best self. Start strong - finish stronger.

2. Eat a nourishing breakfast:
Start the day with the nutrition your body deserves. Aim for some protein such as eggs and avoid highly processed breads and cereals. You will feel fuller for longer and more alert!

3. Get outside:
Try to find time to get outside during peak sunshine hours to support the process of producing vitamin D3. Numerous hormones are activated through sunshine exposure - plus - it makes you feel good!

4. Remain mindfully present and engaged:
Take each action simply as it is - for example - if doing dishes; just do dishes. It is tempting to multi-task; to rush; to have endless projects on the go and to always be somewhere in the future. Be here NOW.

5. Spread the joy and smile:
It is true that smiling is contagious. Smile at someone; look them in the eye as you do so and see if they smile back. You never know what that smile could mean to someone.

So there it is - simple, attainable ways to get some wellness in your life. Consistency is the key - you become what you do consistently. Think about that.

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