I have been through quite a lot in the last few years – no doubt about it! And, even though I did fall down the rabbit hole, I managed to crawl right back out and I am happy to say that my life is VERY much back on track.
What gave me the strength to crawl out of that rabbit hole, you may ask?
Well, all sorts of things I suppose. BUT, there are three things that I can say for sure “saved my life” and I am quite sure they are not optional for anyone that is handling hard times – or even good times for that matter.
As you have probably guessed (given the title of this post), those three things are:
- Eat Well – doesn’t have to be all organic or all green things, but you do need to get rid of the majority of the really bad things (like deep fried and processed food).
- Sleep Long – 7 – 8 hours should be your minimum. I know, who has time you say. Well, if you don’t make the time, you may end up out of all time – as in dead or worse. So, it is worth making this a priority. It truly is that important.
- Exercise Hard – the harder the better. In my mid thirties I discovered running and it has been one of the best things I ever did for myself. Not only does it make my butt and legs look better, but it helps my skin, and best of all my brain. I truly thinks it makes me smarter and more capable of dealing with the heavy emotional stuff. It also keeps me healthier overall – I am hardly ever sick.
The good news is that even if you only eat garbage, you sleep less than 4 hours a night, and the only exercise you do is bench pressing the remote, you can still benefit from even a modest increase in each of these areas. Rome was not built overnight and your better, healthier side does not have to either.
BUT, IT DOES HAVE TO HAPPEN – EVENTUALLY – GOT IT!?!?