Happy Holidays everyone!!! Wooo Hooo, this has been quite a year for me. I have been extra busy lately, as we near the end of the year, because lots of people have been wanting to jump-start their New Year’s resolutions early!!! Therefore I have been doing a ton of wellness coaching, personal training, and speaking. I recently gave an amazing talk at the Bodhi Tree, called “Changing from the Inside Out.” I did that talk with my colleague Devon Crabtree. Last sunday I was also invited to speak, by the Nohopreneurs, a North Hollywood entrepreneur meet-up group. Today I will talk about the material I gave to them called “4 Esteemable Acts.”
You see there are four things that, if you do them, will assure you a happier and healthier life. Lets’s Begin!
1) Proper nourishment through nutrition:
– Use a technique called “Crowding Out.” It’s not always easy to switch your diet by taking away everything you love. Therefore, Crowding Out focuses on adding in really healthy choices into your daily food intake, and naturally the not so healthy options will fall away. Also stick to organic products, especially when buying meat and dairy products. Another great tip is to eat and drink at least 3-4 servings of greens, 2-3 servings of whole grains, and 1 liter of water a day.
2) Exercise for your Soul!
-Excerise should be used as a tool to connect to something greater than yourself. It’s a time during the day, just for you, away from the hustle and bustle of life. Just Do It! Find something that speaks to you, such as a dance class, or a walk or hike, or maybe you like to run, lift weights or do yoga. I personally like to mix it up and do them all:)
3) Have FUN!!!
-This is sooooo important to our well-being! We all need to ENJOY our lives. If we don’t allow ourselves to play, what is the point of all the hard work??? Do 1 special thing for yourself each week. Take no less than an hour each week, just to do something completely different. Go to a museum, draw a picture in a park, see a movie, go enjoy the ballet. Whatever it is that makes you happy…do it!!! You will be much more productive and happy as a result.
-So many of us take rest for granted, myself included. This is not something we can shave time off of, if we need a little more time to work or play, or whatever. Certain types of play can serve as rest, but the rest I’m talking about here, is meditation and sleep. Give yourself at least 5 minutes a day of quiet time, to separate yourself from all your crazy thoughts. Also, figure out, and be honest, how much sleep you truly need to function correctly, and stick up for it. We are like computers…if we don’t get shut down often enough or for long enough periods of time, we will begin to slow down and funky things will start to happen.
I guarantee if you add these 4 things into your life tomorrow, or heck, today, you will be well on your way to a leaner, more productive, happier and healthier YOU! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them here for me on the blog. See you in the New Year! Heare’s To Your Health!!!