How are you feeling today? Do you have your head held high, shoulders back, and a bounce to your step? If your answer is no then the stress of being In The Trenches financially might be robbing you of your joy. One of the quickest ways to combat this is to focus on healthy living and make a concerted effort to take charge of some of the habits you might have been neglecting. We may not be able to control all of the circumstances and events in our lives but we can use the time to get back to the basics of good health. I'm personally starting my own program and working my way down the list. Here are some ideas to get you started. And, they don't cost money.
1. Get some sunshine and fresh air everyday.
2. Drink 8 glasses of water.
3. Eat vegetables and fruit.
4. Cut back on bad habits like smoking and drinking.
5. Take a walk everyday.
6. Sing a happy song. Leave the blues and country until you're feeling better.
7. Pick up a new excercise. Here are some I have tried:
Hit a tennis ball against the backboard or find another player.
Badmitton. That's a fun one.
Take the family or the family dog for a walk.
Walk to the elementary school and play on the jungle gym.
Throw a baseball or football around with your kids.
Run or jog.
Speaking of running. Forest Gump had the right idea. When faced with heartbreak he just started running and didn't stop until he was done. My son picked up running a while back and now has done a couple of marathons.
Yes, I've tried all of these. They are not habits I have necessarily continued but at the time they were a big help and cleared my mind and body with fresh circulation and ideas.