Health has been a long time priority for our family. Above all else, we prize taking care of ourselves and building good routines that support wellness. Our motivation includes being a role model for our kids and grands kids. We know that what we do reflects on their choices. As a family we have sadly had parents die at an early age. We want to live a long healthy life to spend time with our family and friends. We have prioritized health and well being and you can too by adjusting a few tweaks to your self care and lifestyle. Check out these 3 tips to help you get organized to stay healthy.
Make time for exercise in your schedule
Exercise is a stress fighter and immunity builder. It’s that important to be sure that even with the busiest of days with the longest hours, you add in exercise. There are so many ways you can make sure you exercise multiple times a week. Set a schedule to include some exercise, whether it is a class at the gym or a far walk from your car to your office. You can exercise with your family when you all take a walk together, ride bikes or online classes.
Finding the exercise you love helps you commit to this. Since 1988, I have prioritized taking a walk every day. I have the opportunity to set my own schedule, I start my day early with a walk. A variation of my walk can include a “walk and talk” with friends to keep connected or “think big time” about my business, professional next steps or personal goals. I have made the commitment to walk 10K steps a day currently and love that I am accomplishing this early in the day.
Make it easy to take medications, supplements and vitamins
While not everyone agrees on the value of supplements or vitamins, we do all agree that to take care of ourselves we need to make it easy. What is easy? It is placing your medicine or vitamins where they are easy to see and take each day. Using a medicine organizer, you can be sure you are taking your daily doses timely. It’s easy to take medications by setting your alarm on your phone to be sure you take these at the correct time. I carry a small ziplock of over the counter medicines to keep with me as I go about my day. Using auto refill, it’s easy to have all your medications without hassle. You can pull up to the pharmacy window to pick up your refill when texted. When things are accessible and easy to see, it’s easy to be sure we take what we intend or is prescribed.
Plan a great night’s rest
There’s nothing more powerful for wellness than a great night’s rest. Experts share the many ways to help you relax and rest. With so much to think about and worry about, it’s hard to settle in. However, getting more exercise helps us rest better. We slip into slumber more easily and stay asleep all night. As adults it is tempting to stay up late, binge watch and then hit the snooze button in the morning. It is a matter of creating a schedule that includes a bedtime that works for you. By establishing time for tranquility, we are setting ourselves up for a better day tomorrow.
Here is how I get started scheduling my bed time. I start very early in getting ready for bed, like ridiculously early, at 6 pm. I wash my face and get ready in my night wear. I keep my bedroom very cold and very dark. Also my bed sheets are heavy and weighted. I plan on eight hours of rest. My bedtime and rise time are the same every day, including the weekend. As you can see, I love being rested! I am a creature of habit that makes it easier too. While you may not be a person with solid routines, take one of these tips to use for your bedtime.
Get started on these lifestyle changes with one small step. Over time, your new habits will be something to brag about to others. Your family will be thrilled too.