For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I am going to nurture my body each day.
Feeling your breath going in and out is the easiest way to connect with your body. Focusing on breath makes you present, and rids your mind of obsessive thinking, as your thoughts transfer into your body. This creates peace and relaxation, and helps you to fall asleep at night.
Getting your body moving more, even if it is walking or gardening, pumps blood and oxygen through your body, and the sweat cleans the impurities and toxins out of your skin. You sleep better when your body is tired, and eight hours of sleep at night restores your energy.
Eating nutritious food and taking vitamins energizes your body, and taking a bubble bath re-juvenates you, and putting lotion on your skin afterward makes your skin soft.
When the weather turns cold and dark, I miss the light and warmth and sunshine, and my energy and immunities dip, and the way to make myself feel better is to take some time to be.
Last week I was busy dealing with cars – selling one, buying another one, and having another one overhauled, as well as dog sitting and having an electrician working in the house, so it’s time to relax this week.
I am not even going to feel lazy for taking it easy. I am not going to feel guilty for sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket staring out the window, when I could be doing some vacuuming.
I feel that if I work harder, stay up later, and get up earlier, I will get it all done, but I don’t get it all done, and find that taking some time to simply “be” is the cure. This week I am going to take some time “to be”, and I will let you know how it goes next week.