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Recharge to Stay Sane

Recharge to Stay Sane

Eating, moving, and recharging are all essential parts of our formula for healthy living (our Triangle of Health). Looking at this triangle, what piece do you think is the most important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You might say that they’re all equally important, and you’d be correct. However, the most important piece also depends on what’s going on in your life right now. 

Personally, I’ve had lots of early-morning business to attend to, so I’ve been getting up an hour earlier to complete my workout before the day gets busy. The one key to getting through these extra-early mornings is to give special attention to the recharge leg of my own Triangle of Health. 

Do you ever feel like as soon as your head hits the pillow at night, that’s when you remember all of your to-do lists? That’s not unusual for me at all, but when I’m getting up earlier than usual, sleep becomes a big priority to help keep me sane. To keep myself from staying awake each night with my to-dos on the brain, I’ve started choosing a ten minute meditation to listen to each night. This helps me get out of my own head, relax, and get ready for a great night of sleep. 

Amazingly enough, I’ve found that I’m usually not awake by the end of the ten minutes! 

I want to encourage you to pay extra attention to your recharge practices over the next couple of weeks. Whether 2021 has you feeling anxious about the days to come or just breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is over, we can all benefit from time to unwind each day. When we let stress get the best of us, don’t get enough sleep, or are overly-anxious, our health is negatively impacted, both short-term and long-term. 

Whether it’s a walk, a stretch, a meditation, or even just journaling to get your thoughts out of your head, share with me what you’re doing to recharge each day!

 

 
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