When it comes to the end of one year and the start of another, I always like to take some time to reflect on the lessons learned and think about the tweaks we all can strive to make going forward. This year, going into 2020, I propose focusing on 20 behaviors that encourage wellness in all aspects of life.
Continually voicing your difficulties can push you – and others – down a rabbit hole of negativity, ironically leading to increased disconnection from others, a poorer outlook on life, and even compromised health. Optimism has the opposite effect, according to numerous studies, positively impacting both mind and body.
Because mitochondria power the biochemical reactions in most of your cells, when you don’t care for them, your body just isn’t going to work very well. If you’ve noticed that your energy isn’t what it used to be, or maybe you’re struggling more frequently with brain fog, that’s a clear signal to pay your mitochondria more attention.
You know the drill: ruminating on ’how bad things are,’ competing with others or striving for what you don’t have. It’s all too easy to set yourself on a very dissatisfied course. How to get off the not-so-merry-go-round? Learn the art of gratitude! Think of gratitude as a skill that you can, and should, brush up on.
The holidays are upon us, and though few of us can skip the month of December altogether, there are ways to better manage this stressful season while preserving your health and sanity. Here are a few tips to help keep body and soul on an even keel for the next few weeks and well into the New Year.
We as a culture have become used to popping antibiotics with the first signs of a cold, especially during the winter. Instead of popping pills, incorporate some of these foods into your diet. Minimize the need for antibiotics by lacing your diet with foods that naturally have antibiotic properties.