Ever find yourself having one of those just plain rotten days? Chances are, if you're feeling bad, it's reflecting on your work, your home life, and your body. Here are a few tips to help you feel better, more relaxed, and ready to take on the day.
- Drink Water - Most American adults don't drink enough water. Water is good for you and is a refreshing alternative to colas and coffees. Don't make your goal be to drink the "doctor recommended" 8 glasses a day. Instead, try keeping a bottle beside you and drink as much as possible, even if it's just sips throughout the day when you're thirsty.
- Breathe - Work needs to get done, kids need to get shuttled, the house needs to be cleaned. It's easy to forget to breathe amidst all this chaos around us. It never hurts to take a time-out. Dedicate a few minutes today to concentrate on your breathing; you'll quickly feel the stress washing away.
- Release - Many of us are "worriers". We worry ourselves into a frenzy and then have a hard time getting through the day stress-free. Try this philosophy for living: Let Things Go. Do you best today to let go of the things that are bothering you and focus on the positive.
Many of us make promises to ourselves, saying, "I can do this!" but don't follow through. When you take your time, making small changes in your lifestyle and practice this, you will have more success. If you're having trouble sticking with something, write notes to remind yourself what you need to be doing. You don't have to jump in headfirst, but you do need to be doing something. Use these tips to supercharge yourself, body and mind, and conquer the day ahead!