Do you get enough exercise?
Do you lack energy? If so, what is causing this?
- In the recent months I feel as though I have been lacking energy to what to do anything that needs done in my life. For a while it was because of the lack of sleep I was getting, and sometimes it pertained to the kind of meals I was eating (heavy on the stomach?) but now, I think it has caused me to be lazy and not motivated to do things that once were important to me. I have been putting things off for a long time now, keep telling myself I will make time to do it and even write it in my planner but always find an excuse to not have it done. This laziness has been bumming me out and I really want to turn it around and go back to the highly motivated and goal achieving person I once was — and I know I am capable of doing so if I make it a habit once more. This question didn’t ask for a solution to my issue, but it will take me sitting down, writing a list of goals in detail (Quarterly, yearly, monthly, weekly, daily) and coming up with a schedule that is productive and puts my priorities first & then making time for entertainment as well so that I don’t get burnt out too quickly. It is actually simple, the hard part is step 1) sitting down and organizing my thoughts without being distracted. I am giving myself tomorrow as my start date to really get things going. Wish me luck.
Are you getting enough sleep? If not, why do you think that is?
- In the past I failed to get enough sleep, I was maybe getting 2 hours a day if that most days & now I am making more of an effort but still feel as though I am missing out on sleep due to working two jobs & one being third shift. I brought this to my doctors attention recently and she recommended some home remedies and over the counter meds that could be beneficial if necessary. I am aiming for at least 6 hours of sleep a day for starters and eventually hoping to bring it up. During the weekends, I am able to sleep in — so getting enough sleep is never an issue but during the week — it gets pretty tough.
What changes could you make to improve your physical health?
Again, physical health is very important to me and one that many Americans deem not important until the unexpected happens — I am a firm believer that when one takes care of their physical health it can make the difference in their attitude and how they carry themselves. Personally, this list is for me but doesn’t mean that others can not take this same advice or follow suit, and as always, if you find other things you want to add to the list, feel free to do so in the comments.
- Have my annual check ups with my doctor
- Take care of my oral hygiene
- staying active outside of the gym
- eat less processed foods
- take care of skin and hair
- drink water daily
- again, get enough sleep
How could you take better care of your mental health?
Mental health is very important to me, so this question definitely is helpful to not only myself but to others who have mental health conditions and need advice or tips that I am currently taking or that I am planning on implementing in my life so that I can live a healthier lifestyle. If any of my readers would like to add to this list of things, please feel free, everyone is different and I am always open to different ideas.
- Ridding people in my life who are toxic, negative, and mentally draining
- Finding ways to better manage my anxieties, depressive moods and stress
- Fueling my mind with affirmations, meditations, good quality food, and positive thoughts
- Not allow myself to give too much of myself to anyone to prevent from pouring from an “empty cup”
- Have boundaries/create boundaries to have control over myself and what I will allow and prevent those from taking advantage of me
- Communicate with a therapist, friend, family, spouse instead of keeping everything bundled up inside
- Take time for myself as much as possible
- read, listen to podcast, watch educational videos – keep my mind busy with learning experiences
- Get enough sleep daily
Who are you not afraid to be yourself with?
- Typically, I prefer to be myself around anyone and everyone; I find that to be more healthy and more real. At times it takes me having to get to know someone and their boundaries, and what they are comfortable with before exposing all myself to someone (metaphorically speaking) — and I have learned to adapt to my environment and circumstances; which doesn’t mean I am hiding who I am but I am choosing to withhold certain aspects of myself until I feel comfortable otherwise. Sometimes we tend to get too pushy and expect everyone to accept our behaviors and lifestyles equally and get offended by anyone who doesn’t agree — while I always hope people enjoy my company, I don’t expect everyone to like me, so I will always be myself but I won’t shove myself down someones throat to make a point either. As you grow, you learn to choose your battles and who to give two craps about and who not to.
Check out my newest blog post on my website talking about the “carnivore” diet. I did some research on it, thanks to a client of mine & found out some fun facts. Feel free to share any information, opinions, on the topic as well, I love feedback!
Carnivore eating — diet