I think one thing that is great to do every once in awhile is to reboot your lifestyle. And perhaps this is most important in regards to your health.
Has your house or apartment ever gotten to the point where everything is just a mess? Clothes scattered on the floor. Papers covering tables. Things are dirty and need cleaned…
It doesn’t feel too good does it?
Then you spend an hour or two cleaning everything up. Putting everything back in place. Running the vacuum. Disinfecting all the surfaces, etc.
After it is all done you feel a little more at peace. It is so nice to come home to a clean house! Very relaxing as it should be.
Now think about how you can clean up your own life in the same way…
Doing all of the above can improve your health, certainly your mental health just from peace of mind, but what other ways can you reboot your lifestyle for health?
- Clean out your cupboards and refrigerator – Get rid of all the expired stuff. Throw away foods you just aren’t going to eat. Dump all those unhealthy foods in the trash. Then replace them with good clean healthy foods you will eat on a regular basis. (Not healthy foods you are also going to let expire because you don’t like the taste of them)
- Refresh your bed – Clean all the sheets and pillow covers. Perhaps buy new pillows? Flip the mattress over. Maybe move your bed to a better spot in your room? Or just organize things on your night stand better. Anything that helps improve your sleep environment.
- Schedule a day to relax – And I mean really relax. Precook you meals. Turn off the tv and avoid the internet. Take a walk outside. Read a book. Chat with a loved one. Just a day where you avoid all the usual distractions in life and you let your mind be a peace.
And those are just a few things you can do. So sit down right now and make a list of things that would help you to reboot your lifestyle to be healthier and happier. What would those things be? Then set out to accomplish those things one at a time. Break it up into small bits and you will be amazed at how all these little lifestyle changes add up to one big change!
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. -GOETHE.
This is our 7th challenge in The Personal Health Challenge Series…