It is really difficult to keep a positive attitude when you aren’t healthy. Now, things happen for all of us where we get sick for a day here or there throughout the year. I’m not talking about that.
Making healthful choices. When I’m at my healthiest and feeling great, it looks like this.
Getting a good night’s sleep. Nearly every single night I get between 8 and 9 hours of sleep. That is a choice we make. We very often go to bed right after we’ve put the kids to sleep. So, that we get enough rest and have a succesful day.
Writing and Reading. Mental health is just as important as physical health. I write first thing every morning. Gratitude journal, blog…. just need to get the things out of my head. It’s therapy for me. Reading is wonderful, because there are books about everything. I love a good selfcare book or a romance book. Reading helps exercise your mind and can take you somewhere else for a time.
Exercise. For me this can include yoga, walking to take the kids to or from school or heading to the gym. Yoga is my prefered practice. It helps with both the mental and the physical.
Eating well. In our house, this typically means lowcarb, keto diet. I feel my best when I’m eating like this. My body feels lighter, my stomach feels more full for longer and my clothes fit better. More veggies and meat, no bread, rice or pasta.
Water, water, water. Not feeling well? Have a headache, feel sluggish, stomach flopping? Drink some water! I try my hardest to drink about 100oz of water a day. It is seriously the best medicine for what ails you. I’m convinced that most everyday illnesses we can contract, wouldn’t get too us if we drank enough water. It is absolutely the best thing that you can do for yourself.
Making Time For Me was started as part of a healthful practice. Taking some moments for ourselves is very important. You can’t pour from an empty cup.
What do you do as a part of your healthful practice?