Hello to all of our wonderful Living Tree followers. It has been a LONG time since the last blog post. What the heck? We have been adding one thing to our lives every week for the year of 2016. Well, I had way more than one thing added to my life these last couple of months that have been very unexpected. NOT positive things. So I had to stop most of what I was doing to take care of business and keep myself healthy. This has everything to do with what I am going to share with you today and what you can add to your lives as well.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR WORLD TURNS UPSIDE DOWN?
Sometimes life happens. Not easy things in our lives. Times when our lives are out of our control and it feels like we are walking through mud every day. How do we keep our health going and what did, I do?
I took everything that I have learned over the last few years and did the BEST I could. GREAT, what does that mean? It means I put the things in order that I could do, the things I knew that were VERY important.
Here they are:
Sleep: Check out some of the details about sleep. When life gets REALLY tough, try to keep your sleep number one priority. Sleep is THE single most important thing you can do for your overall health, fat loss, recovery, and fighting the aging process when stress hits you right between your eyes. If you are having a difficult time sleeping during those times, please reach out to us, we CAN help. If anyone knows me, I NEVER compromise sleep.
Exercise: This can be a double edge sword for some. If you do TOO MUCH during stressful times, it can be counterproductive. However, take time to do SOMETHING. Even when I was at the peak of hard times, I would MAKE myself go for a walk. It can relieve some of the cortisol your body is cranking out during your fight and flight time. It can also do wonders for your mental state by clearing your mind of all the clutter swirling around. The bonus to this is that your get needed and usable vitamin D from the sunshine to help your body function optimally.
Water: First thing out of bed, I keep a glass of water. In it goes. A great way to clean out your liver and
get you eliminating. I also take in my morning elixir in place of coffee, it clears my body to get ready for all of the stress for the coming day.
Smoothie: Check out one of my favorite recipes! I did this EVERY SINGLE day. Again, it was in the morning. It gives me the boost, good start, and nutrition I might not get while I was running around, flying different places, and solving all the crap in my life.
Prayer/Thankful/positivity: This is another MUST for me. When my life was turned inside out and I would feel like I am losing it, I would start my day with PRAYER! Journaling, reading, and saying out loud the things I am thankful for until I was ready to get out of bed, changed my mindset.
Do you see a pattern here? It is all in the MORNING! It is important to start your day on the right foot. Not much time? Each one of these things take no time at all (accept the sleep part.) When you are in that place in your life when you cannot handle one more thing, add these simple tricks to get you through that tough day, week, month, or even year. IT matters.
If you are struggling even more than you can handle, please reach out. We at Living Tree have been there and we would love to help you get to your next happy place and health journey. Stayed tuned for more additions to your week, one at a time. We promise it will be worth it.