7 Things Healthy People Do Every Day. Mer sent me this article last week, and I thought, “Now That’s a Blog”. Of course, instead, I blogged about Dressing Your Bar Cart. Not sure that is/was helping the “Path to a Healthy Lifestyle”, but if you knew my life, you’d say, yeah, go ahead and style that bar cart! 😉
So, this is going to be today’s blog! And for some reason, those who subscribe to my blog, got a sneak peek this AM at my blog notes, as the new format for blogging, erroneously posted that. Oh happy day! #StupidWordPress #StupidBlogger
7 Things Healthy People Do Every Day
My alarm is set to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. It’s impossible to not smile when this song plays. This, combined with the other habits below, set the tone for a productive, happy and healthy day.
1. Drink A Glass Of Water As Soon As You Wake Up
This rehydrates your body, revs up your digestive system, and gets things flowing. You may notice positive changes like clearer skin and better digestion. Bonus points if you add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
2. Do Not Check Your Email Or Phone For At Least An Hour
Do you sleep with your cell phone next to you and grab for it first thing when you wake? This is not a good habit. If you choose to resist the temptation to check your email and Facebook feed until at least an hour after waking up, you’ll find that your mind is more clear, focused and happy.
3. Think Of One Thing For Which You Have Gratitude
This sets the stage for positivity throughout the day. If you come up with three or five things, even better.
4. Step Outside And Take A Deep Breath
Fill your lungs with fresh air. Even if it’s cold outside. This only takes 10 seconds! It reminds you that you are alive and breathing.
5. Move Your Body
You don’t necessarily have to do an intense workout before breakfast, but moving your body even a little is a great way to get the blood flowing and shake the body into wake-up mode. Simply doing a few stretches is a great option. Or turn on your favorite song and dance like no one is watching.
6. Take Time To Eat A Healthy Breakfast
Rather than reaching for a box of cereal, focus on getting real foods in your body. Eggs, soaked oats, and smoothies are all great options. (And they really don’t take that much time to prepare.) Try it out.
7. Say Your Affirmations
Look into the mirror and say something positive to yourself. Some ideas:
- I radiate beauty, confidence and grace.
- Every cell in my body is healthy and vibrant.
- I feel great when I take care of myself.
Song of the Day: Dance with Life, by Bryan Ferry.
I need to dance with life
Sweep you away into the night
When there is no one else around
I will make every day count
I’ve decided that some nights (Saturday) are/were too Epic, to share pics and stories and it’s best to keep those to myself/ourselves. However, I will throw this little nugget out there, because it was “super cray cray”. That time when you and your daughter were enjoying some wine and appetizers at a restaurant and the gentleman next to you was complimenting you and your daughter, “You’re very pretty. Actually you are beautiful. But your daughter, well she’s somethin’ else”. Stay with me here…Oh yeah, and he invited us Both back to “his place”. Seriously. I mean, For the Love of God! I believe he used to be a professional athlete, and thought he could get away with this crass behavior. The restaurant was so appalled, (clearly as were we) they sent us several desserts. 🙂 Not sure this is helping this Healthy Lifestyle, either…and I do not like sweets, but that pudding-type dessert, was Un-Believable…in a good way! 😉
And there you go, a simple little Tuesday blog! ❤