I hope you had a great w/e.
Have you managed to stay clear of the LURGY?!
WOW – soooo many people are sick and run down at the moment.
As someone who’s NEVER ill I can honestly say I’ve never experienced so much lurgy in such a short space of time in my LIFE.
2016 has been BRUTAL health wise.
So WHY has a usual ‘healthy’ person been so ill so often and HOW can it help you?
Well, this year I became a mum which basically means kiss goodbye to any decent SLEEP you were once getting, lol.
(shout out to all the parents out there!)
Sleep is a MASSIVE game player in fighting the lurgy and ESSENTIAL to help your body restore balance and keep your immune system in tact
If you get enough QUALITY sleep of around 7-9 hours then congratulations you can ‘tick’ the sleep box.
If you’re going to bed LATE, don’t sleep well and get up EARLY (I suspect this applies to many),
P.s This includes the weekends too!
It’s going to have a SERIOUS impact not only on your ability to fight the lurgy but also energy, mood and fatloss.
I’m also trying to juggle motherhood with running my own busy business which at times can be STRESSFUL.
Add STRESS to the mix because let’s face it on a scale of 1-10 (1 = lowest, 10 = highest) I bet most people reading this are at least a 5.
Stress has an ENORMOUS negative effect the body and again completely destroys your immune system.
Crank that stress level No.5 up a notch with the crazy CHRISTMAS festivities accompanied by lack of sleep, poor food choices, partying and alcohol…
No WONDER people are sick!!
So HOW can you fight back?
Here’s 5 simple tips.
1. Go to bed at the SAME time and sleep in a ‘batcave’.
This will help get your body clock get into a routine and improve your sleep quality.
2. Eat healthy foods to BOOST your immune system.
Think fruit, veg and LOTS of herbs/spices.
Fresh lemon and ginger teas are AWESOME.
3. Take at least 10mins out your day for YOU.
Whether you have a quick workout, read or just sit their in silence this will INSTANTLY help reduce your stress levels.
4. AVOID Alcohol.
Alcohol literally DEPLETES your immune system.
It’ll also have a NEGATIVE impact on your sleep – DOUBLE whammy!
If you even get the HINT of the sniffles it’s just not worth it.
5. Wash your hands REGULARLY.
Germs, bugs and viruses are EVERYWHERE and get transmitted sooo easily by touch.
Keep your hands germ free by washing them OFTEN or simply use some ANTI-BACTERIAL gel especially around the office, gym or when your kids come home from school!
But hey, you know what sometimes SH*T happens and you get sick.
WHAT Do You Do?
It’s HIGHLY tempting to feel sorry for yourself, turn to ‘comfort’ foods and take your frustration out on others.
However, this will accomplish absolutely NOTHING.
Here’s 4 tips I personally use to help me be as PRODUCTIVE and POSITIVE as possible from my ‘lurgy bed’.
1. ACCEPT the situation – it’s temporary.
2. Cancel work if necessary – your health comes FIRST.
3. Make NEW goals for next week when you’re back on from.
4. Take happiness KNOWING as soon as you’re better you’ll be back on track doing your thing.
Here’s to fighting back, pushing forward and feeling happier : )
Lee ‘sick of sick days’ Donald x
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