Category Archives: Health
THROW THEM OUT!!! KITCHEN SPONGES! BATHROOM SPONGES!!! Replace them with new ones!! try to replace every couple of weeks!! You don’t want to spread germs and dirt that accumulate on them especially when they sit out between uses!! DO IT!!!
Most doctors, nutritionists, and people in the health field say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I used to just have coffee and then have a big lunch. Both things were bad for me. 8 years ago I started to force myself to eat breakfast every morning and I do agree it does help!!
I’d like to apply that to your inner/spiritual side. Are you eating your spiritual breakfast? Are you getting nourished for the day?
I define Spiritual breakfast as such: doing something first thing in the morning that makes you happy and makes you happy to be awake. Its anything that puts you in the right mindset to handle the days issues. It sets the mood and tone for you!
For some people it is a cup of coffee out of their favorite mug and reading the news in a quiet place in the apartment. For others it could be yoga or working out at the gym first thing in the morning. My aunt reads bible passages in silence. For me it’s laying in bed for 30-40 minutes and enjoying the sun come thru my windows and writing in my gratitude journal.
There are books out there on it!
Your spiritual breakfast should always be something positive that can have a positive effect on your day! If you are not doing it now, then I suggest you find something and start tomorrow morning!
Self care is important! That statement isn’t the most profound yet many of us forget it. We are so busy doing for others and trying to succeed at our jobs and taking care of the kids or aging parents that REALLY taking care of ourselves gets lost in the shuffle of life. THAT IS NOT GOOD!
Everything begins with yourself and how you perform, how you interact, how you survive depends on YOU! Taking care of yourself is essential to being the most effective and helpful to the outside world. Re-read that statement several times!!
I equate being organized with self care. The way to live physically can really affect your mental and physical health. Not having systems in place can make you work harder not smarter. It can wear you down. So I am urging all of you to take care of yourselves and in relation to getting organized or decluttered, think of that as self care too!!
I based this off my late Grandma Mitzi who used to say that at EVERY paycheck, no matter big or small, you should buy yourself ONE thing that makes you happy. It could be a Hostess Honeybun. It could be a car. It didn’t matter. You get that check, you pay your bills, put a little away but also spend some on yourself. Her thought was that you work hard for the money, you deserve it and it keeps your spirits up a bit!
So i like to extend this to not just the payday or once a week of once every two weeks, do something you like everyday!
It could be the first thing in the morning, I go in my garden and sit and have my tea! Or it could be in the evening going to Sprinkles Cupcakes.it could be anything big or small. You should do one thing for yourself everyday that puts a smile on your face. That can also help with your mental state and get you through the rough moments!
I suggest getting up in enough time to have at least 20 minutes to yourself. SO whatever time that is for you…include getting ready time and travel time to work or school. In that 20 minutes,your goal is to wake up and feel centered enough to tackle your day. Coming from center is always a great place to come from in any situation in life!
In the 20 minutes you could:
Read a book.
Read the bible for inspiration.
Watch a TV show you love.
Write in a gratitude journal
Sit in the garden.
Sit in silence and meditate
Pep talk with a best friend .
Listen to a podcast
Or whatever else you can do for YOURSELF!
And enjoy YOU!!