Have A Healthier World Health Day
April 7 is World Health Day, as established by the World Health Organization. In celebration of health, here are some ideas for simple changes you can make to your routine to help welcome your best self every day.
Bulk cook with veggies
We all have those nights where making a meal from scratch feels basically impossible. This is when the temptation to order takeaway (again) can kick in. Ordering in is a super enjoyable thing to do in moderation, but it's easy to overdo it with limited and sometimes less-than-healthy cuisines.
Having options waiting for you in the freezer can make dinner as simple as dethawing and heating up something you've already made. Making a big batch of something with lots of veggies is easy to do and great to have on hand. Consider a tomato-base pasta sauce with your selection of finely chopped vegetables or a quinoa and vegetable mix you can warm up and stir some pesto or other dressing through.
Curries, pasta and soups are great freezer staples. Just ensure you're freezing and heating in line with safe food practices.
Ditch the snooze button
Did you know that hitting snooze can wire your brain to think your alarm means "time for a little more sleep"? A habit of snoozing can actually send you deeper into the cycle of groggy mornings.
Do your best to set your alarm for the time you'll be ready to get up straight away. If you find you're needing more sleep, try to add to your night-time routine rather than the morning.
Find your form of meditation
Traditional meditation isn't for everyone. Some people find sitting still and trying to clear the mind challenging and unenjoyable. If this applies to you, try changing your perspective of what meditation is.
Meditation for you could be any kind of mindful activity. Whether that's reading, photography, lying on a shakti mat, playing music, or some other activity that brings you joy, meditation doesn't have to involve sitting down.
Checking in with your senses is a great way to re-centre your nervous system and calm the mind, so being present with your surroundings can work wonders for your body, brain and emotional state. Try taking note of what you can see, hear, smell, taste and feel.
Recognise wins and room for improvement
We all learn every day. It's important to take stock of what is and isn't working well for you – celebrate what you've achieved and take the time to improve what you can (and accept what you can't!).
This could include how your diet is making you feel, your energy levels, your sleep schedule, the quality of your relationships, or what you're getting out of your job. Consider what is bringing you satisfaction and joy and what is bringing you distress, and think about actions you can take to maintain or change these elements of your life.
Journalling can be a great way to get your thoughts together, and you can also refer back to them to see how you were going last week, last month or last year. If you could use a helping hand restoring some of your inner balance, emotional composure or mental focus, reach for RESCUE Remedy®.
Happy World Health Day!
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