Hello there. Glad you came back.
Today for class we need to write a post geared toward what we believe is our target audience. If you are reading this, you might be part of my target audience.
When I feel my best, I have usually made some positive choices about my mental attitude, the way I react to others, the food I eat, and the activities I take part in. As 2015 came to a close, I realized how stressed my life had become.
“How can you be stressed when you are retired?” you might ask.
Three things have contributed to my stressful existence.
- DEALING WITH MY HUSBAND’S HEALTH ISSUES
- LOSING TRACK OF POSITIVE, HEALTHY CHOICES
OK, I’ve moved. We have all read that moving causes stress. I choose to move, I choose where (city), and I shared the choice of which home to purchase. Pick up, move on, deal with it. So I will. Yup, I can be hard on myself. If I’m not, who will be?
Number 2. I can’t control anyone else’s health but my own. I can remind him to take his meds, eat healthy foods, and get some exercise; but I can’t do any of this for him.
On to number 3. Today, I got up and re-introduced some of the healthy choices I was making before we began packing to move.
I pulled out my Fit Bit on Monday and charged it. Tuesday morning I put it on. I like the fact that I can track my steps, my food, and my sleep with one product.
I started the day with 1/4 of a lemon squeezed into a glass. Added a bit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and filled the glass with 8 ounces of water. Then, I sat down with a good book and drank the concoction while I read.
Breakfast was a smoothie: 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup almond milk, 3 ounces yogurt, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, and 1 tablespoon ground chia seed.
What is ONE little step you can add to your life to make it healthier or less stressful?