08 Jul These Small Things Matter
If you’re not moving forward with your health progress, you’re not doing the small things that matter on a frequent basis. And that means you’re moving backwards with your health and life.
Do you experience;
Slow weight loss?
Junk food cravings?
Regular moody, angry or sad emotions?
It’s tough, I know… That’s why you gotta stick with it and do the small stuff every day.
Here are some small things that I’ve found to make a HUGE difference when it comes to leveling up on personal health. They will make a huge difference for you too if you do them every day.
1. Staying hydrated – Are you drinking water? Slap yourself if you’re not. If you don’t drink water you’ll die faster and with more pain. No shit. That’s how it is if you’re not cleaning your internal organs. You clean your house, your clothes, your car, your plates, bowls and cutlery. You clean your hair and your skin, and your teeth. But the most important thing to clean is your internal organs. These keep you alive and well.
Your internal organs include, you brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder, heart, stomach, and intestines.
Do you want to neglect these vital parts of you?
Just drink up! 3 litres of spring or filtered daily. No excuse in the world can justify being dehydrated…
2. Eat Your F***ing Vegetables – You’re not a little kid anymore. What’s the point of eating? To stay alive? To be healthy? To feel good? So you’re gonna eat pastries, cakes, candy, and drink coca-cola every day!?? WTF! This is no way of living… When you eat shit you feel shit, and usually look like it too. I love myself enough to eat foods that keep me healthy and feeling good. Sure I indulge from time to time, but that’s on the odd occasion for a bit of fun! I’m not worried about what you do from time to time. Eat cake on your birthday if you like cake. Don’t have it for morning tea or desert every day. That’s just irresponsible.
Vegetables provide you with vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function properly. You don’t need to know all the in’s and out’s of which vegetable has which nutrient. They are all good for you, and you need as many of them in your diet as you can get in. This isn’t a nice to have, it’s a must. Find what you like, find what works for you, and figure out how to get them in your diet on a DAILY BASIS.
3. Exercise 5-7 days per week – The less you move your body, the worse it get’s at moving. Sit on your butt all day and you’ll eventually have a sore back, bad posture, and weak muscles with pain and stiffness. When you move your muscles through their full range of movement, you’re putting oxygenated blood into the muscle, giving it life! Making it strong and functional. When you’re an old man/woman you’ll look back and say one of two things.
1. I’m glad I stayed active and moved my body daily
2. I wish I stayed active and moved my body more
You can’t turn back time, so use it wisely now, because all that’s guaranteed to you and me is this time right now. And you can use it to make tomorrow better than today. So do that, or suffer the unfortunate consequences of pain, weakness, and premature death.
4. Manage your emotions – We’re emotional beings! We feel stuff. Good stuff and bad stuff. Life is a roller coaster ride, and we need to manage our state throughout the ups and the downs. You don’t want to get too high from the highs, or too low from the lows in life, you want to manage your emotional state. You can do this via meditation, breathing exercises, looking at the bigger picture of life, not sweating the small stuff, getting into nature everyday, being grateful for what you have, being honest and kind hearted to people, and of course eating well, and exercising regularly.
Absolutely EVERYTHING in life is easier said than done. But all the things I’ve mentioned above a easily done as well.
So just gather yourself up, and G.S.D. (That’s “Get Shit Done” for those who don’t know the philosophy).
Have a happy Monday!