Habit

Self Care – Our Physical Health

Sheri here,

Self care comes in all shapes and sizes – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual to name the most common.

Yes, this is another reminder to take care of you!

Our Physical Health

In this blog, we are limiting the discussion to physical self care for our health and the well-being of those around us.

This includes sleep, nutrition, exercise, and hydration.  Plus, the care of our skin, our teeth, and our bones.  They all work together and are inter-connected!

Regular Evening and Morning Routines

The beauty of these inter-connected relationships is that we can create a routine, (see “Your Daily Routine Matters” https://thereinventionplaybook.com/your-daily-routine-matters/ )if we desire, to help us “automatically” manage.  We can use habit to help take some of the stress off us and keep ourselves physically healthy.

On average, we need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.  That requires we have a bit of regularity in our life.

I used to cut an hour or so off both bedtime and rising time to fit more in.  Did it serve me?  Some day’s I’d say “no.”  Other days that included a level of play or stress busting practices, which did help.

To fit everything into a day, it also required certain routines every night to take care of removing my makeup, brushing my teeth, and preparation for the next day.  Then my morning routines to shower and prepare for the day.

The morning routine needs to also include some good nutrition and hydration – our bodies are roughly 60% water and that needs to be continually replenished daily!  Food is fuel and protein, and carbohydrates help power us along for a strong start to the day.

It’s difficult to be on our best game if we are short on sleep and under fueled as well!

What about you?  Do you have regular routines in the evening or in the morning?

Exercise for Long-Term Health

At some point during the day, we need to look at regular exercise to keep our muscles and bones in strong shape, not only for today, but for the future as well.  What we do today, will serve us for years to come.

I know a lot of older people who were exercise adverse, including myself.  People who never put regular exercise in their daily life and are now paying a price in poor health.  I’m not wild about exercise, but I work, and some days its really work, to get some walking or yoga into the mix.  Those are my favorites – they are easy and take little equipment to do.

What are your favorite exercise?  Are you doing it regularly?  Hit reply and let me know and how you stay motivated to do it.

Our Physical Health Affects Us and Those Around Us

Our health affects not only the quality of our lives but that of those who surround us.  Look around at those you love and see what I mean.  If your loved ones, especially the older ones, are in good health, you worry less about them.  If they aren’t, you worry more, and they may require more support from you.

Some of paying attention to our physical health is merely setting up a regular schedule, regular activities, and regular attention to our basic needs.  If we don’t do this, no one else will!  And we will pay a price at some point in the future.

All of this requires an investment of time – your time, no one else can do it for you.  Somedays, I so wish that were possibly!  Sometimes, we need to make a commitment to show up for another person – an accountability buddy to work out or walk with.  Some of this takes a bit of investment of money – whether it’s a good mattress, a gym membership or a coach.  The investments are up to you and your pocketbook.

Last occasionally, about once a year, we need to check-in with our doctor to make certain all systems are humming right along and if there is something that’s not, you can get an early warning and take corrective action.

Keep taking care of you – no one else can.

Sheri’s Book Status

Currently on my book: Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned on Vacation.  I’m working through some of the edits that my book reviewers have suggested – I know it will be better for it in the long run – sorta like exercise – we’ll be better if we do it!

‘til the next time.

Ciao,

Sheri

Consistency

Sheri here –

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about consistency.  Uh oh….

That is one tough item to measure up to!

Flexible Scale

Of course, consistency is one of those interesting scales – totally self defined (most effective that way), so you get to make the rules.

Now where does that show up?  Well, everywhere!

For instance: Do you

  • Consistently brush your teeth every day?
  • Wash your makeup off at the end of the day?
  • Take your vitamins daily?
  • Don’t spend impulsively, think prospective purchases through before you buy?
  • Call your close friends and family every week, month?
  • Write a gratitude list daily?
  • Work out or exercise 3 times a week?

Some of those are tough, others easy; but they all fall into the realm of consistency, self-discipline, habit, etc.

Ok – so now what about in your business or personal business, as it relates to consistency.  Do you

  • Pay your bills at the same time monthly or on your schedule?
  • Write an email or blog weekly, bi-weekly or monthly?
  • Make 5 new connections daily 5 days a week?
  • Follow-up all your new contacts right after you meet them?

Those seem a bit harder (to me), yet the same basic principle, disciplines apply.

Some are more habit than others, yet they all could be.

Why is Consistency Important

Why is consistency important?  Why?  Because it affects how you show up in the world, how you are seen by others.

If you a building a business or trying to create credibility, consistency is an excellent discipline.  It enhances your reputation, it’s foundational in the know, like and trust process.

How do you want to be or known?

Consistency doesn’t take a lot, but it means a lot to others.

Just think about it…

Ciao and hugs,

Sheri

P.S. What in the Comments – What your biggest consistency challenges are!

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