Try these things today, and you'll soon develop better mental and physical Fitness:
Take the stairs whenever possible.
I hate the stairs! This usually means at work and I hate getting to my cubicle out of breath. You might think that eventually I would no longer get out of breath, but that doesn't happen for me. So, I occasionally take the stairs at work and almost always take the stairs other places.
Play with kids.
I don't have any kids. My niece is all grown up. I don't think this will happen. I do like to play LIKE a kid sometimes.
Eat slowly. Put down your fork or spoon between bites.
I can never do this. Lately, I've been working on shoveling down about half the amount of food I used to shovel down and then waiting at least 20 minutes before getting more or something else. It seems to work just as well.
Eat whole wheat bread, rice and pasta instead of the refined white versions.
I started doing this when I started SP a year and a half ago. I don't miss white bread and grains. I sometimes eat them when they are served to me, of course.
Make a specific plan for the next day before going to bed.
I usually do this in the morning. I think more clearly in the morning and it works very well. This is another habit I've started since starting SP.
Get up and leave 10 minutes earlier than you normally would.
I'm a morning person. I leave as early as I dare to go to work. If I show up any earlier, I'll probably get talked to about leaving too early. I have a very long morning before work where I do some Sparking, stretching and/or walk to work.
Keep a Sleep Log to see how much sleep you're really getting.
Ugh! I'm in bed 9 hours a night. I typically sleep 5-7 of those hours. I take forever to fall asleep and wake up easily. Insomnia is definitely a problem for me.
Get plenty of sunlight or other bright light sometime in the day.
I live in Western Washington! There is no sunlight from October to July. I got a light therapy lamp a couple of years ago and use it daily. It really helps my mood. I get outside all the time. Problem is, most of the time I'm cover except my eyes, nose and mouth and most of the time it's raining.
Use paper towels instead of cloth towels in the kitchen, especially for meat juice.
I use paper towels too much. I feel bad about the amount of trash I produce. I usually try to keep meat juices and other stuff like that contained to my cutting board. I then wash the cutting board in the sink with lots of soap, hot water and scrubbing.
Floss those teeth.
Since they came out with those single use flossers, I floss almost every day. Again, producing more trash than I need to.
Keep caffeine intake low, and avoid it altogether within 4 hours before bed.
Caffeine makes my heart beat arrhythmic. I figured out it was caffeine causing it about 5 years ago and avoid it most of the time.
"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor
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