Take Care of YOU – 5 Things You Can Do For a Better You
Ahhh. The way to a better YOU. We ALL need this information, trust me. Our planet is getting so stinkin’ toxic, I’m surprised we aren’t all glowing (and I don’t mean the good kind of glow that they say about brides. I’m talking the nuclear reactor kind of glow).
To be clear, I am a student in this matter. So, under no circumstances am I claiming to be an expert in the field of health and wellness, and if you do these things and get sick, well – I’m not GOD people! Just sayin’. But I’m still smart. So, listen up. Here’s another component of this post:
When you don’t feel well, get help, would you?
Here are some examples (not to be taken literally) of what I’m talking about when I say “don’t feel well”:
- You’ve been feeling a little congested, and then you wake up one morning with a scratchy throat, OR
- Your knee hurts off and on. Not all the time, but it regularly bothers you and inhibits your from doing some of the things you like to do, OR
- Your other knee hurts when the first one stops hurting, OR
- You have a back ache, OR
- Geez. How many examples do you need?
I don’t know what it is people, but for some reason we put off seeking medical attention, or even health attention (massages, dentists, eye doctors, chiropractors, etc..). We’ll go for weeks on end kvetching about our aches and pains, and suffer through it, but we just won’t make the call and make an appointment.
I did this recently, myself. My back was hurting. BAD.
I don’t get “back aches.” This was a new one for me. I had one in the past, and went through weeks of chiropractic therapy after a car accident, so when I got my recent back ache, I was nervous. I stopped working out for fear of further damaging my back or something else, or worse, not being able to do the workout because it hurt too much, thus wasting my time. I wasn’t sleeping well because of the throbbing, and I took way too many prescription ibuprofen pills (which I had left-over from my surgery). Needless to say, I was doing that thing. That thing I just talked about at the beginning. I suffered for two weeks without making the call or making the appointment. Talk about loss of TIME.
Then I finally went in to my chiropracter and was whipped into shape (no pun intended – get it? Whip-lash? Whipped into shape by my chiropractor? Anyway.) within a matter of about two minutes. I’m not kidding. I talk about this in my related vlog “Take Care of You – Enjoy Every Day with Lisa Jey.”
And though I may not be an expert in health and wellness, I do consider myself to be an expert pamperer of myself, indulging in far too many — “indulgences” — often, and well – you get the idea.
Basically, I like to eat bonbons, and preferably hand-fed or served to me by hot, ripped men in boxer briefs.
So here’s the deal. We are all like this. We all procrastinate getting help with something, even to the point of inconvenience (my back ache was inconveniencing me all over the place… making working out, sleeping and so much else muddled if existent at all), so why even let it get to that point? Let’s just take care of US, and be BETTER all around!
Mark my words, if we actually DO these five things, we’ll find ourselves much less inconvenienced, and far happier, healthier people who feel GOOD… basically BETTER.
5 Things You Can Do for a Better You
1. Take a bath. Often. I’m not talking about the “quick bath to get cleaned up” kind of bath. I’m talking about the “lady of leisure-luxurious lifestyle-bath salts or bath oils” kind. The kind that takes about an hour. DO IT.
2. Read something old fashioned. Sit away from the computer, in a quiet place, once a day and read something that is written by hand or typed on this stuff we call “paper”. Anything. Your favorite news paper (mine is the New York Observer), a stack of your old poetry or journals from years ago, a favorite magazine (one of mine is “Esquire”), even a guilty-pleasure-Harlequin Romance. I don’t care what it is. Just do it.
3. Get Active. Do something active at least three times a week. Walk, park far away at the mall (so you have to walk more), take three different trips up the stairs to the same office appointment… just for the heck of it, or gee – maybe – - GO TO THE GYM? But get active and get the endorphins going in your bod.
4. Get Outta Here. Get outside when the weather is nice. This means you will have to STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER once again. But that’s a good thing. Even if it means driving someplace with the windows open in the car, or the top down. Let the SUN shine down on you. The sun actually causes us to access those endorphin thingy-ma-jigs…
5. Get GOOD sleep. If you must, take some Benadryl or something holistic like melatonin to help you, but get a GOOD night’s sleep REGULARLY. Sleep deprivation is a leading cause of illness. If you don’t take care of the sleep thing, and you get sick, don’t come crying to me. You have been warned.
There. That wasn’t so hard. Now you are already on your way to a BETTER you.
PFFFAWWW. As IF you needed to get any better.
And, if you do all these things and still get sick, or injured or an ailment? Well then, GO SEE SOMEONE, geez. That’s takes us right back to where we started from, now doesn’t it?
Love you people!!!!!!! Mmmmphhhhuuuhhhhh!!!
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