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4 Tips for Staying Healthy During Heavy Times

Staying healthy is more than just eating right and hitting your daily water goal. Staying healthy is about listening to your body, it’s being able to recognize when you’re feeling less like yourself and taking steps to get you back on track.  
When we’re not feeling our best, it’s easy to fall into a slump that at first feels like the perfect distraction (cue binge-watching and snacking) but when it’s time to shake that off, what’s next?

While we don’t have all the answers, we do have some quick tips to help get you back to feeling whole.

1. PROTECT. YOUR. PEACE.

Say it with us: “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish” You know the motto already, now it’s time to live it. Self-care is all about taking the steps to be our happiest selves.

So, use that PTO! Carve out some time to refresh and come back to the table with fresh ideas. Don’t be afraid to set boundaries and expectations and try to pursue activities that fill you with positive energy— it can be journaling, taking a social media break or even something as simple as taking a few minutes to yourself to get back to your center. 

2. Stick to a Schedule

Imagine a world that allows us to stay in bed all day with no alarm clocks and responsibilities. Sounds like the dream (or last weekend) but carrying on with a daily routine is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy. When you have a routine, there’s still some level of comfort in the “known” so you can stress less about what’s coming next.

Start the challenge to create a daily routine that works for you and carves out time for meals, work, exercise, and down time.

If you miss a day, its ok! Life happens. Nothing wrong with giving yourself some grace and trying again.

 

3. Get Some Sleep

Sleeping is just as important to your health as eating and exercise.
Your body needs rest (7-9 hours’ worth according to the CDC). When you’re cashing in on those zzz’s and getting that beauty sleep, your body is busy detoxing, repairing itself at a cellular level, processing emotions, and building new neural pathways and connections to help you reset and recharge.
 

4. Let It Out

To be honest, we could all use some extra support right now, and talking with people who love and care for us can be the hug we need to let us know it will all be ok. But if your needs fall outside of what your bestie or a few days of PTO can cure, here’s a list of resources for you to use (or share!) to talk to someone who can help you find your way back to your best self.

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