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Listen to old favorites on YouTube. It's a wonderful mood lifter. Enjoy the nostalgia! I made up about 38 minutes worth of songs to work out and cool down to. Here are the songs that pick up my mood dramatically: Here You Come Again, Real Love, Home, Down on the Corner, Mountain Music, Roll On, All I Ever Need is You, Love is Like a Butterfly, Maybe You Should Know, You decorated my Life, You light up my life, To Me.
Reflection is my stress reduction secret. Since I began this journey to live a healthy lifestyle and do the things I have always dreamed of doing I have started to reflect on how far I have come. This helps me realize if I can do this I can concur what ever challenge is placed in front of me and I can find the resources I need to do it.
Ask the butcher about meat without added stuff and what they have in the back. They will cut it thinner for free.. roasts..etc. Also, ask what day best day to come and what time. Butcher's are very resourceful if you tell them you eating healthy as possible.
I carry around a 48 fl oz bottle of water everyday. Its easier to keep track of the water in the bottle than how many glasses I drink. I also freeze them overnight and drink it as it defrosts throughout the next day.
How do you deal with stress? Especially if you have lots of it? To avoid eye strain, you rest your eyes when they are busy. In the same way, when going about a busy day, I don't wait until I get stressed out to rest. I take a break at intervals.
For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.
Even though I did eat, I made healthy choices and logged my points. I also did a short exercise video which helped me get back to sleep. This is a big improvement for me over the past binging habit. I have included the calories from last night in today's count so feel I've progressed instead of giving up as I always did in the past. Today is a new day!