Life has become one fast-paced roller coaster; for some reason we've all come to interpret living as constantly moving. Life means getting the next thing and our default setting being "Go." There is very little appreciation for the small things like waking up in the morning, listening to the rain as it hits the window or the sun on your face. I remember being constantly tired when I was still a mover in the corporate circles. A constant lingering tiredness that I carried a "part of life."
I sometimes find myself back on the "Go" setting and I have to remind myself that there are better things about being alive. I know and appreciate that for many other women being on the move all the time is necessary for survival. This is why I put together this little list of ways to feel better within this cycle.
1. Take care of yourself
Man women relegate their needs to the bottom of their to-do lists in the bid to take care of everyone else of please everyone else. I say forget that You are the most important person and you cant take care of anyone else if you are falling apart. This is how yu can take better care of yourself:
1.1 Sleep Well
If you're a regular reader of this blog then you know all about our commitment to quality sleep. Set a bedtime and a before bed routine to help your body relax and have the best sleep of your life, every night. Expert have said that the typical adult needs a minimum of seven hours of sleep to function well. You owe yourself that much. Take at least seven hours out of your day and recharge.
1.2. Drink Water
Stay hydrated and keep your kidneys functioning at their best.
1.3 Eat Well
Food is your body's fuel. Eat food that provides your body with sustainable energy for longer periods; food that sends out all the happy chemicals and necessary to keep your body running.
1.4 Exercise often
This is one place I advocate moving your body constantly, exercise is an important aspect of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Do what your body can take and on the next day do a bit more. I also advocate exercising one's mind; read a book, complete a crossword puzzle or play a brainteaser every now and then.
2. Do something for someone else. It could be as simple as helping a neighbour or stranger carry their grocery packs. I don't know about the rest of you but small, kind gestures always make me feel better.