1. Eat mindfully
Put the phones down, computers away. Really be present with your food, the textures, smells and the visual plate that is in front of you. Be grateful for your food.
2. Eat a varied whole foods diet
Eliminate junk and processed food. Eat a diet that whole food based.
3. Don’t eat based on how you feel
Many times we are eating because we are bored, lonely, frustrated, angry, anxious, fearful, etc. Try your best to move through your emotion without relying on food for comfort. Go for walk, exercise or journal and try drinking water first despite you may not feel like it – or face head on and deal with what you are avoiding.
4. Don’t replace sleep with caffeine
This will become a vicious cycle and the only way to avoid it is not drinking caffeine when you feel tired especially after 12 pm.
5. Reduce stress
Meditate. Breathe. Journal. These are all good ways to release stress
6. Eliminate sugar
The best way to control sugar cravings is cold turkey for a minimum of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks you will notice sugar does not control you
7. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day
Drinking as much water as you can will help release toxins, hydrate and help you eat more than you desire
8. Incorporate self-care in your daily or weekly regimen
Doing something just for you, whether that means getting your nails down, facial, just spending some time alone possibly reading a new book, journaling, or even organizing things you have been avoiding
9. Reduce and limit alcohol to 0-1x a week (limit to 1 drink)
Despite people thinking drinking a glass of wine a day may be good for you. No amount of alcohol is good for your health. Drink in moderation or leave it for a special occasion.
10. Exercise 3x a week for at least 20 minutes
Any movement you do outside of your regular daily day will enhance your health for the better. Start today by simply fast walking.
11. Eliminate toxins in your cleaning and skin care routine
There are so many natural products on the market there is no excuse not to change up your cleaning and skin care routine. This includes everything you put in and on your body as well as in your house. These toxins build up in your body over time and cause stagnation in your lymph and blood circulatory system. Organs have to work much harder to release them out of your body causing stress.
12. Eat one extra vegetable a day
Eating extra veggies everyday will always be a good idea.
What’s one new habit you are going to try this week? Let me know in the comments!!!