Welcome back to my weekly blog post! Can you believe that 2021 is already 8 days old? I hope you have spend the past week well and stayed healthy.
Today I thought I would show you my daily healthy habits which I have developed in the past or are new. Hopefully, this might help and guides you on your health journey:
Try to wake up naturally
I keep my curtains open in the night. Once the sun is raising my body has the chance to slowly move from the deep sleep to awakening. Even if you set yourself an alarm, it makes a difference if you wake up from the deep sleeping phase or if your body had the chance to already get ready to wake up. Try it!
Refresh my face
After waking up I go to the washroom and refresh my face with water, cream and roll out the puffiness. I brush my teeth and get dressed before doing anything else.
One of the best tips I can give is to make your bed as well! You will not be tempted to go back to bed and feel so much more put together in the morning.
Drink water or tea before coffee
It is very attempting to get a coffee right after falling out of bed but did you know that coffee has a draining effect? After many hours of sleep our body is dehydrated. This can be noticed as a strong feeling of hunger right after waking up as well. But in reality, we are not starving hungry but THIRSTY. And I cannot stress the importance of having water first enough.
You will notice, that if you drink a good amount of water and wait a few minutes, the feeling of hunger will go away again.
Eat once hungry
The last point leads me to this one:
We usually don’t wake up super hungry, but thirsty. After having water or tea and a coffee first, I need around 2-3 hours after waking up to actually feel hungry.
This is a healthy amount of time to get the body awake before eating something.
Especially now, that we are at home so much more due to COVID I highly recommend to get your butt out. Fresh air is one of the most important things we need.
If you have the chance to be in nature or a park, even better.
Give your eyes some rest as well from the screen and just be in the moment for some time.
Plant based eating
I mean, it’s obvious that a healthy diet is key to wellbeing. Respect your body enough to nourish it well.
If you are struggling to change your eating habits I would recommend to ADD more vegetables and grains into your diet before restricting yourself. This is called ‘crowding out’ and a practice I learned on my way to becoming a Health Coach.
Lemon juice and green tea
That’s just something I try to have daily. Green tea has a million benefits as well as killing cancer cells so why not? Lemon juice boosts the immune system what we all can need these times.
If you don’t like plain water try it with tea, natural juices or kombucha.
Have the last meal 2-3 hours before bed
Very important! Our bodies need some time to digest the food. The sleeping time is not made to digest. When we sleep our body is supposed to clean out all the garbage that’s in our body but if you keep it busy digesting, it has no time for the real important stuff. Over time it can cause diseases.
Therefore, try not to eat at least 2 hours before sleeping. You might notice that your sleep is more relaxing as well!
Reading, Journaling and Meditating
That’s a habit I started in 2020. I try to do at least 2 out of the 3 each day. Highly recommend this 6 minute journal: 3 minutes in the morning to set the tone for the day and 3 minutes in the evening for reflecting.
No media right before bed
Especially if you have trouble falling asleep: DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE BEFORE SLEEPING! Screens show us many information in a short period of time, much faster than the real life would: Imagine, on Instagram you can see a persons life in seconds. This means a high stress level for our brain to process the information and it is not possible to shut this down within seconds and fall asleep. Therefore, try to read instead or meditate or whatever to relax your eyes and mind.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post and hope you will try at least one healthy habit as well. Let me know your experience, I am happy to hear from you! Have a great week all.
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