Whenever I have a guest on my podcast that talks about wellness and just overall health, I can’t resist the opportunity to talk about self-care. Why shouldn’t I? We all need reminders don’t we?
I spoke with someone recently and they shared how they include at least 10 minutes a day of self-care into their schedule. I thought that was a phenomenal idea. Because if we don’t schedule it, sometimes it won’t get addressed or we won't pay attention. And good self-care should definitely always be addressed. Don’t you agree?
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My podcast guest this week was Marlisa Brown who is a registered dietician. Marlisa shared some amazing ways for us to practice good self-care and total wellness. She focused on things we could do to beat killer diseases in our society.
Want a self-care tip?
When you’re having a bad day, or are feeling down, the best way to increase your happiness, may be to exercise. There is a strong link between exercise and an improvement in mood and well-being.
Give it a try. Go for a 30 minute walk whenever you’re feeling depressed and unhappy. You’ll notice your mood starting to increase throughout the walk. As you get back, you may notice that you’ve feeling even happier.
This increase of happiness and wellbeing after exercise is caused by two different mechanisms in our body. The first is that exercise causes the release of brain chemicals like endorphins and other mood enhancers. This happens just a few minutes after you work out and the effect can last for a good 12 hours.
The second part to the equation is that exercise also helps reduce the levels of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline in the body. That means you’ll instantly feel less stressed. This one-two punch can have a powerful effect on how you feel. Something as simple as a brisk walk can help you feel better almost immediately.
I would think this is one area where you can definitely work on stretching yourself. We have been talking about that over the past couple weeks. Being able to stretch yourself in different ways, in business and in your personal. Practicing good self-care daily is one thing that you can do for your personal growth to get outside the box. For professional growth, check out these opportunities:
The 10th Annual Stretch Yourself Challenge hosted by my mentor Kelly McCausey is focused on helping you to stretch yourself in ways that will help you move the needle on your business. It is so much fun and the results are always amazing!!!
My Rise & Grind Radical Accountability Program is all about helping you to complete a project in the next 30 days. It will kickstart your momentum as we work through your project to be able to achieve the outcome you desire. We also get to work deeply on the mindset issues that are holding you back from consistently moving forward. It is on sale for $47 during the month of August.
I started Pilates this week and am committing to 3 days a week with at least a 2-mile walk on the off days. That is my commitment to good self-care.
How are you committing to your self-care?
Comment below and let me know.