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My 8 Simple & Essential Tips for Living A Positive Life

By October 16, 2017Food for thought
  1. Spend the first minute of the day on gratitude

    As soon as you wake up; reflect on something in your life you are grateful for as a way of starting the day with balance and perspective. Come back to this gratitude reflection when you are overwhelmed to remind you of what matters most.

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  2. Drink one glass of water as soon as you get out of bed

    Water will fire up your digestive system and metabolism and get your bowels flowing. It also gets you in the habit of drinking more water throughout the day.

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  3. Finish your showers with 15-30 seconds of cold water

    Cold water at the end of a shower can improve immune function and circulation, while also energizing the body and mind.

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  4. Practice intermittent fasting

    Eating should take place in an 8-hour window, with the remaining 16 hours of the day fasting. For example, if you finish eating at 8pm you should not eat your next meal until 12pm the following day. This fasting technique can help you burn fat, lower insulin levels, reduce inflammation, and alleviate cellular stress on your body. It’s a very simple strategy to see fantastic metabolic outcomes. You may have water, black tea, and black coffee while fasting.

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  5. Treat yourself daily

    Self-care is the most important thing you can offer yourself. Self-care is any activity that makes you feel sweet (but doesn’t include food!) Activities like: exercising, bubble baths, reading, music, napping, drinking tea, surrounding yourself with people you love etc.

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  6. Make your bedroom an electronic free space

    When electronics are in your room you are more likely to use them right before going to bed. The blue light they emit interferes with melatonin production and prevents sleep initiation ad maintenance.

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  7. Commit to a bedtime routine

    It is ideal to go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning at the same time everyday. This routine is critical for your adrenal function and will help you cope with physical and mental stress.

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  8. Spend the last minute of the day on calmness

    Meditation, breathing exercises, body scans, and yoga poses are all ways of encouraging your body and mind to find closure for the day and prepare for restful sleep. Meditation is an opportunity for you to clear the day’s events away and make space for the next. Take a few moments to bring calmness to the mind before trying to sleep.

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