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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Healthy Routines for Your Body Renewal

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Healthy Routines for Your Body Renewal

Most people will say that they hate mornings, but if you are waking up and automatically feeling overwhelmed by the day ahead of you, you are not going to want to get out of bed at all. It is recommended that you choose one thing that you want to accomplish on any particular day, and to work on that before working on anything else. Figure out what it is that you want to do, then figure out how you are going to do it. Here are some healthy routines for your body renewal.

1. Eat plenty of greens.

We need to have certain foods in our diets in order to maintain good health, and to have energy. Green, leafy vegetables are loaded with chlorophyll, which is full of magnesium. Eating foods that are rich in magnesium helps to lower the risk of women getting colon cancer. You only need ½ cup of cooked spinach to get 20% of the recommended daily amount of magnesium.

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2. Get lots of sleep.

You may need to work on your sleep habits. Get into a good sleep routine by going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning. It won’t take long for your body clock to adjust to this. Take an hour before bedtime to wind down, possibly with a good book, and turn the television off. Have a comfortable bed, and make sure there is plenty of air circulating in the room. Get outside for a little while every day for fresh air.

3. Set your body clock.

The more regulated your sleep is, the better your body clock will work. It is not productive to stay up all night and sleep all day. While you may think you are still getting a full eight hours of sleep, you are not sleeping at the right time. Therefore, you are not actually getting all of the quality sleep you need.

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4. Do breathing exercises.

This can really help you to relax. Breathing exercises make your body think it is relaxed, and the way you breathe has a big effect on your body. You can do breathing exercises anywhere, and at any time. When you do, your brain will send a message to your body, telling it to relax. Your heart rate will decrease, blood pressure will lower, and your breathing should slow. Try different types of breathing exercises until you come up with the best ones for you. It is also important to breathe air that is healthy. There are environmental protective solutions like TheMoldSolution to check the air you breathe.

5. Increase blood flow.

We all need exercise. It is what keeps our blood flowing. It is recommended that everyone exercise for at least a half an hour at a time, five days a week. You don’t have to go out and buy an expensive gym membership. Simply taking a relaxing walk or eating a flavonoid-rich chocolate is enough to get your blood pumping. Do an activity you enjoy so that you are not so likely to talk yourself out of exercising if you don’t really feel like it. Try to switch it up so you are not doing the same activities all the time and end up getting bored.

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6. Sip and stretch.

We should all drink at least eight glasses of water every day, and two of those glasses should be drunk in the morning. Once you have hydrated yourself, take some time to stretch those stiff and aching muscles. Yoga is a great way to start the day, as it stretches all of the muscles and is a great way to relieve stress.

Featured photo credit: Shineswithoutend via flickr.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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