It’s amazing how often we forget life’s basic essentials…especially when we are tired and stressed, yet this is when we need them even more! Here are 4 basic life essentials which can make a world of difference in your life. Sleep, oxygen/deep breathing, wholesome food and filtered water.
Think about it… FOOD & WATER are essential nutrients for life, they fuel us. We cannot live healthy without them. Let’s take an example, you’re car will only take specific fuel…petrol or diesel. If you put the wrong fuel in, your car cannot function and you will you go nowhere!!! Your body is the same. It needs good nourishing whole nutritious foods…every day. It is not something you do once then forget about it for another while. The principle here is the quality of the food you put into your body is the quality of the energy you get back out to fuel you all day long..
If you feed your body lots of high fat, high salt, processed foods of low nutrient value…you will get little or no energy in return. In fact you deplete your body of what energy it has as your body has to process and trail through all the additives and processing aids which congest your detoxification pathways. Drink 6-8 glasses daily of filtered water daily and some herbal teas too. Nettle tea is great at replenishing the body with nutrients and aiding detoxification too.
Sleep, it is so basic! Many people will say to me they know they should be going to bed earlier. If you are not you are simply not get sufficient sleep. Obviously there may be different reasons for not getting as much sleep as you need like if you have young children and do on but whenever you can, get to bed early and feel the benefits of a good night’s sleep. If you stay up for the sake of it, please do your best to get to bed earlier and get some decent rest.
Oxygen!!! Yes it is obvious, yet when we are stressed we shallow breathe more than we deep breathe. It is so important to deep breathe in a relaxed state of mind and body to help your whole system to relax and to oxygenate every cell in your body. The more the merrier, so do whatever you need to, to help remind you. Once enough oxygen reaches the brain it immediately calms the entire system. Deep breathing stimulates the entire lymphatic system too which cleanses and revitalises your body, great when feeling tired and sluggish.
This week I challenge you to look at what foods you eat, how much you eat, when you eat and how often you eat them? Where can you improve? Can you get to bed one hour earlier? Can you increase your water intake? Can you practice deep breathing at least twice every hour or lie down and do it for 10 minutes before you to sleep. Enjoy making small life changing changes.