I don’t know about you, but the onset of fall is exciting for the most part, but a bit more depressing for me. It means that cold weather is going to set in, and I sort of get depressed just thinking about it. So, I’m determined to do the following 3 things each day to keep me healthy and happy.
They are simple.
They are healthy.They are important.They are doable.
Oh-and these three things won’t cost you a single penny, and better yet, they are gluten free!
Here it goes:
Water: Start your day off with water, and keep drinking. 64 oz of water is recommended for an adult per day. If it helps, you can put as many bottles of water that you need to drink for the day in your fridge. That way you can easily keep track. If you use the 16oz water bottles, put four in your fridge for the day. Whatever you’re doing, put one beside you and drink. When that one runs out, go grab another one. Drinking water is gluten free and SO GOOD for you! Drinking water is great for weight loss and helps to flush your cells of toxins.
***If you really want to go the extra mile, drink at least 16 oz of water as soon as you get out of bed, about 30 min before eating breakfast. This really helps to start your digestive system and give you a good flush to your system. Your body will thank you.
Sunshine: Try to spend 20 minutes outside during the day and get some sunshine! Vitamin D is an awesome antidepressant! Also, not well known is that fact that if you have been in the sun, don’t shower immediately after. It actually take time for the vitamin D to go from your skin into your body to be used. Crazy eh? (I can say “eh” because my mom is from Canada…) Come winter and cloudy days, a good gluten free Vitamin D supplement would be a fantastic addition to your day.
Words: Our words are important. They send out a positive or negative vibration. WHAT? No, they really do. Don’t believe me? Click here to read the full article. Ultimately I’m asking you to be kinder than you feel. Be kind to those around you, and BE KIND TO YOURSELF! You are a beautiful and capable person!
Not sure what I mean? Take a look at the picture below: Both jars had rice in them. And one still does while the other is well, a moldy, milky, mess! What made the left jar become so disgusting? WORDS. For two months the jar of rice on the left was told very unkind words. The jar on the right was spoken to very kindly. Think about the people in your life. Think about what you say to them. Think about the majority of words you say to your children. With all of the correcting and rush, are you using kind words and building them up? Since reading this article (and I recommend that you do too) I have really thought a lot about what I say to my child.
Let me know in the comments what you have changed with your words.