With more time in our bodies (some call this "aging"), on the earth, and particularly during these strange times of restriction, our need to establish sound habits and safe outlets for our health and well-being are amplified.
Here is my list of seven daily steps you can take to stay healthy.
Do at least one, optimally two of these a day.
This could include stretching, yoga, chi kung or other meditative movement, cardiovascular exercise, weight training, dancing.
Do at least 15 minutes ideally twice a day of some type of meditation - could be breathing focused, mantra, focused, guided meditation/visualization.
Check in with yourself to deal with any emotions that have been triggered, to explore what they’re about, whether they’re helpful and if not what you might replace, resolve or heal them with. Could be in the moment, solo, or over the long haul with or without outside help.
Rest and Relax
Take breaks, schedule them in. Balance productivity and “doing” with “being” - whatever nourishes and rebalances your energy.
Have the food you need and optimally choose, at home. Pre-decide when you need to prepare/cook to have it ready when you’re hungry, not starving. Drink water throughout the day. Decide when you want to eat each meal and try to respect and maintain that schedule to the best of your ability. Eat when calm. Calm yourself before you take the first bite.
Appreciation for what you have, experience, what you get to live, the people in your life, opportunities, evidence of support, appreciation for your senses and every aspect of nature.
Before getting into your day, ask yourself what is important for this day. This helps clarify, prioritize, and keep you focused, on track, and remembering what you really want for your life in all aspects.
Robin Rainbow Gate
I help people midlife and beyond to find their inner power, health and well being through slow, conscious living
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