The little things one does every day make the biggest impact on your health, for better or worse. For many, time is the barrier to incorporating good habits. For others, it’s remembering to do the things they want to do, like drink water, take vitamins, etc. The answer to both is…..
Establish your routine
Organizing your morning and evening rituals, then committing to follow them for 6 weeks will establish them as routine, just like brushing your teeth. (Remember how much your parents had to nag you to do that?!) But now, you don’t even have to think about it. Any new health habit can become just like brushing your teeth if you start with 1 or 2 and establish those before adding more. I’m going to share my routine with you. Take whatever pieces of it you feel that you can incorporate, groove those in, then look again and see if you can add another 1 or 2. Here we go!
Starting the day with low or no carbs, plus healthy fats will establish your blood sugar balance for the day. You don’t have to drink coffee; you can use a low carb smoothie or cup of tea. But do add the fats.
Recipe for Bulletproof drink:
1 cup of Bulletproof coffee (or tea or low carb smoothie)
Add 1 Tbsp Brain Octane Oil or other MCT oil. (I highly recommend this!)
Add 1 Tbsp butter from grass fed cows (I use Kerrygold) or ½ avocado if you’re drinking a smoothie. The smoothie can have berries or nut butter added, but no fruit juice or other fruits, due to sugar content.
Blend and enjoy!
Set your intentions for the day
This could involve reading a daily devotional or inspirational quote. I like to take a moment and imagine my future ideal scene for my health, business, and other aspects of life, then jot them down as if I have already achieved them.
If you have young kids, this is more of a challenge! When mine were young, I would snag this 10 minutes either before they woke up or while they were eating breakfast. It made a huge, positive difference in my mindset and mood for the day when I did it!
Skin brush before you shower
I recently wrote an entire blog about this, which you can read here. It only takes a couple of minutes and improves your detox ability plus fights sagging skin or cellulite.
Drink a green drink
Liquid chlorophyll is great and there are many others on the market, too, so sample some until you find one you like. This will give you a shot of energy and help to cleanse your blood. I drink a second one in the afternoon.
Sauna for 20-30 minutes
I realize that not everyone has access to this. I’m putting it here because using a sauna 3 or more times a week reduces your risk of death from any cause. Here’s a great article on this.
Prep your water, vitamins and remedies
Taking a moment to prepare these important health promoters will help you to get them in regularly. My experience in 30 years of practice is that taking your homeopathic support regularly helps to keep you in good shape and prevent colds & flu. Contact us if you want a general support remedy.
I do this immediately after work, even if it’s only for 20 minutes. It gets rid of the stress hormones in your body and prepares you for a better night’s sleep.
No electronics 1-2 hours before bed
Interestingly, turning off WiFi 1-2 hours before bed (to avoid temptation to check email, Facebook or surf) does a LOT to assist a restful sleep. Reading is my go-to entertainment for the evening, but any non-electronic option will do.
Sleep on an Earthing sheet
I love my Earthing half sheet! I’ve recommended this to scores of people and it really helps to relax your body and relieve inflammation, giving you a deeper more restful sleep. It takes no time to do and is one of the easiest health promoting activities on this list. Check here for more information.
I hope this is helpful! And remember, any positive change that you do regularly will add to your better health and vitality.