Things are pretty grim right now. It’s a time of great uncertainty, that none of us have been through before.
On a very simple level, I know many people find getting fit and healthy, and staying fit and healthy, tough, at the best of times. It’s not easy engraining and developing life-long healthy habits and I feel sad for the people I know that were beginning to have breakthroughs, that I now know, are back at square one.
We can’t control the really big stuff. The stuff on the news, and what’s going on around the world and in Ireland. We can let that stuff go. We can do our bit, but after that, it’s out of our hands.
What we can control is our daily routine, our physical health, and our mental health.
If you can structure your day to enable routine and consistency, you’re going to start to #feelgood.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time.
Two healthy snacks every day.
Never, ever lie in for more than two days in a row. Get up at the same time, and go to bed at the same time every day. Get up early, so you’re not wide awake late at night, looking for trouble. (i.e. the biscuit tin, scrolling on your phone or a drink)
Get up early, have breakfast and go workout. Lots of interval training and resistance training.
Go shower, and then have a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Do some journaling, you can grab what I do on a daily basis here
Get out for some fresh air if you have a back garden. Do some gardening, read a book or the papers.
Call and chat to loved ones. (So important for your mental health)
Have lunch and dinner at the same time every day, and between them both, get a good solid 40 minute walk in.
After dinner, avoid grazing and have something good planned to watch on the T.V.
Read a good book in bed and then switch off your phone and get a good nights sleep.
This routine will put you in the driving seat of your life. It will be kind to your physical and mental heath.
Here for you,