Healthy Habits are truly something we all know about but rarely make routine.
Whether traveling or enjoying your favorite past time (like riding your motorcycle), there are small things we can do to create Healthier Habits which ultimately will make us Healthy, Happy, and Strong.
But there are several things that can create an imbalance in our health. And we do them on a daily basis, they include…
- Dehydration- not enough water! Drinking coffee, alcohol, juices, soda, vitamin waters or other commercial flavored waters aren’t replenishing enough (look at labels for sugars)
- Irregular/non-healthy diet (fast food and restaurants are terrible for balanced nutrition) even too many salads can mess with your gut and most salad dressings are loaded with sugars.
- Exposure. Sun brings life! And many are vitamin D deficient, especially following a long winter. However, too much of a good thing…is too much. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, protect it from too much sun and wind and extreme elements …
- Over-the-counter and prescription symptom relievers… we all know someone who takes “something” for aches and pains, or blood sugar, or allergies, headaches, etc. All symptoms of imbalanced health, and commercially treated to mask the symptom not fix the cause. (another topic for impaired driving/riding…)
- Physical restrictions. Sitting on the couch, recliner, office chair, or in a plane, car, train, or on a bike for too long. Our bodies were made and meant to move!
- Solitude, self-doubt, procrastination, fear, anger, sadness, guilt (mental health): Anything and everything or anybody that keeps us from growing, learning, developing, laughing, etc. Things do happen and it is important to process and even mourn, but don’t build a house around it and live there… Fight hard to get back to your mental happy place! Sometimes people are toxic, seek out a healthy community, and support of a network that lifts your spirits, feeds your soul, and gives you purpose.
Daily Habits Challenge
Need some ideas of habits that will help you build a healthy lifestyle?
– Try a few of these suggestions:
- Apply 1 drop of Frankincense to the back of neck at the base or your skull. This essential oil offers amazing cognitive support and cellular support throughout your body.
- Establish a morning yoga routine. Or walk around the block with mindful breathing excercises. Leave the headphones and distractions at home. Breathe deep from your belly, and “Listen” to your breathing.
- Apply 1–2 drops of doTERRA Balance® to the bottoms of feet. Or wear it on a leather strap around your wrist throughout the day to breathe in as needed. This Grounding Blend will help keep your emotions grounded and anxious feelings in check. (Life changing for me).
- Take a 5–10 minute break and slowly stretch. As a massage therapist I know, healthy tissue doesn’t hurt and is fluid. Listen to your body. Keep it moving.
- Drink 2–3 liters of water throughout the day. Not flavored water, or carbonated water… just water. Purify good old fashioned tap water with a drop of Lemon oil.
- Take a break from electronics and media! Read a book, Journal a memory, learn a craft or make a toxic free aromatherapy body lotion.
- Unplug the air fresheners, blow out the candles and diffuse Lavender before bedtime and a citrus oil or blend in the morning.
- Put 1 drop of doTERRA On Guard®under tongue or take in a Veggie Cap
- Eat a nutritious meals. Read labels. Avoid sugars. Eat slow! Take a break and a breathe between bites! Energy come from protein and cell oxygenation. Sugar does Not = energy!
- Take a relaxing bath or shower. Add a drop or two if doTERRA’s Breathe blend or Eucalyptus oil to a wash cloth and breathe in the aromatics to open and support your respiratory system.
- Self care is vital to your mental health and happiness. You are responsible for your own happiness (harsh but true).
- Get 7–9 hours of continuous sleep. Three naps a day doesn’t count. Your brain needs to dream…. zzzzz
I’m always saying “we don’t know what we don’t know”, well knowing something doesn’t make it a habit.
We need to be mindful and practice new habits to make them a part of our routine. After all we weren’t always fat, or sore, or sad, or achey, or unhappy. That shit happened over time (we practiced).
We can do this!
Here is some help, Regional Healthy Habits Tours are happening now …