02 Jul Feeling a little beaten down by the week, the month, the year?
Perhaps it’s time for a mini wellness reset?
I’m not talking about much of an investment here, just 10 minutes of your time each day broken down into 3 powerful tasks.
What are these 3 things ? Why they’re the power of 3!
– 5 minutes of stretching
– 5 minutes of meditation
-5 glasses of water – Hey look, zero time really involved here!
It may not seem like much, but these three behaviors can be mighty powerful when implemented daily. It really is the little things in life that lead up to big changes. I’ve been at this for about a month now and here’s what I’ve found.
I have a nice routine now where as soon as I come home from work, instead of planting myself in front of my computer to waste time, I sit down to meditate. I started with 5 minutes, but after about a week I was enjoying it so much that I upped it to 10 minutes each day. I feel calmer and once I’m finished meditating, I’m somehow more motivated to get work done instead of aimlessly tooling around on the Internet. I get home at around 10:00 am, so it’s a really nice start to the rest of my day. I really like the insight timer app which is free and offers a standard mediation timer or many guided meditation options.
For the water portion, I fill up a glass jar that holds roughly 70 ounces of water. Throughout the day, I get up to start emptying the jar of its contents by drinking it of course. This serves to hydrate me, while filling me up on water rather than on unnecessary snacks. It also gets me moving and keeps me from sitting too long at one stretch. My joints feel better and I’m less hungry throughout the day.
At the end of the night, I do my stretching routine. I find it really calming and it’s been a nice wind down right before bed. Again, I started with 5 minutes and found it so beneficial that I increased it to 10 minutes. My muscles feel less fatigued during the day and I feel overall more limber. I was starting to feel my quads when I went up stairs and that wasn’t after a tough workout. Not right! All better now.
Give the power of 3 (5, 5,5!) a try and see what it does for you. It’s a small investment that might just offer you a nice return.