…for my health!
Perhaps you know that I’ve been battling a few lurgies of late. I think it’s that seasonal thing when Spring blows in all the fresh bugs and they wanna picnic INSIDE MY BODY. Urgh. Anyhoo. I am feeling MUCH better now and am determined to stay that way for as long as possible.
It makes sense, then, that this new series called Ten Things I Am Doing… should start with a health theme. I’m going to share a few things that I HOPE will have a healthy result and have me boinging around the place vitally and excitedly! #fingerscrossed
Ten Things I Am Doing For My Health
1. Taking a probiotic supplement
When I was in Bali, I was pretty good and apart from a bit of an angsty feeling on day 2 I didn’t get sick. Still, I want to make sure that I’m in optimum tummy health for my next jaunt at the end of the month and I’ve been told that the Blackmores one is good.
2. Drinking vegetable juice
I watched a movie called Food Matters and another one about some people who changed their health via juicing. I’ve been drinking lots of juice with kale, carrot, celery, cucumber and tomato.
3. Eating chia seeds
Apparently they are really good for digestion and clearing out any bad guys that are clinging to your innards. I am sure they are good for other things too. Also, they are very expensive! I put them in my juice and they add a bit of seedy texture, which I don’t mind. Hopefully they are telling the dodgy interlopers where to go.
Making things, and the act of slowing down, keeps me happy and healthy. I love to watch something (yarn) become something else (blanket!) The transformation really does fortify me in all kinds of ways.
5. Drinking aloe vera juice
This is another thing that apparently helps to detoxify your insides. So I am drinking some each day and hoping for the best. It is also expensive and tastes gross, but hey, what can you do?
I like to make sure I keep moving because otherwise I feel terrible physically and mentally. A bout of bronchitis has meant my running is sidelined for now, but I am building up to it again. I. Can. Not. Wait.
7. Having fun
Sometimes we are so busy doing all of the things, we forget to have fun. When I was in Bali I had so much fun with my friends Clare and Defah especially. It reminded me that fun is a tonic and we need to make room for it.
8. Reading good things
Interesting stories and ideas make me excited and inspired. And then I feel really good. I recommend reading as often as possible (even if it means not using the internet as much… gazooks!)
9. Making plans
I’ve been thinking up all the things I want to do next, and that’s always good health wise because a) I can better plan my year and b) I feel motivated and excited and hopeful, all health-postive things
10. Getting sunshine on me
I realised I sometimes go for days without a nice, quiet sit in the sun. I’m trying to factor sunny sits into my life for the peace of mind factor and the vitamin factor too. On the weekend we sat in the sun at the Kew Cemetary after visiting the grave of my great granddad, great grandmother and 2 great aunts. Their shady grave was covered in ivy and oak leaves. I took a pocket full of acorns to remind me of those who went before me and how good life is. Even though that sounds weird, it was really nice. They have a whole ecosystem going on where they are buried and it’s literally a few hundred metres from where I used to live when the kids where little (I never knew about the grave, back then!)
Would you like to share your own Ten Things I’m Doing For My Health post? If you do add a link below!
If you don’t you can still tell us some things you are doing for your health in the comments below! It will inspire us all and give us some extra real-life bright ideas!
Find time for yourself.
Feel it no shame at proper periods to be doing nothing.
Make seasons for leisure and for recreation.
Climb the hills; scour the valleys; row on the river; stroll along the beach.
Cultivate the friendship of the fields and the ferns and the flowers. Laugh with the young folk and romp with little children.
Be at your ease.
Let the mind swing into an easy balance, a natural poise, an attitude of perfect repose.
The restless soul, eternally doing something, never accomplishes anything.
It is the person who can sometimes be at rest who produces the finest work in the long run.
Find time for yourself!
FW Boreham (my great grandfather)