I personally can't wait for 2010 to begin. 2009 hasn't been a particularly good year for me, but wow, have I learnt alot from it and in that way it's been so worth it. Looking forward though, this blogspot is a little light hearted with some great tips for New years resolutions, you have to make a few at least don't you? Come on, have some fun!
1. Listen to a favourite song EVERY day.
Music is capable of shifting moods, so pick a tune that you know will make you feel good for whatever reason. Why not make up a 'happy' play list on your Ipod, and the minute you start to feel anything but, blast it out wherever you are.
2. Eat good foods - that YOU like.
We all know (well you should do by now I've been banging on about it for long enough!Lol!) which foods are good for us, which are loaded with nutrients and which ones aren't but don't eat certain foods is you really don't like them. Eat foods that you really enjoy (80% healthy and 20% err... others) and you'll get more out of them. Life is too short to force foods down your throat that you don't like. Food should equal pleasure, and in turn equal energy.
3. Orgasm ..often!
Yes really, I'm serious. Orgasms release hormones which make you feel good (Guess you know this!) but not only that they can help regulate the systems in the body. A satisfying sex life can actually, apparently, add years to your life.
4. Maximise vitamins, minerals and particularly antioxidants which help fight cancer and keep the body running smoothly and illness free. Vitamin D is a particularly important one involved in mood boosting chemicals -most of it we get from the sun, so all year round we need to get outside to maximise this. If sunshine is lacking, and isn't it always in this country, then take a supplement.
5.Go out with your mates once a week.
I always make time for my girlfriends. Whatever mood I'm in before we meet I can guarantee we'll have such a giggle and I feel great for the rest of the day. It doesn't even have to involve alcohol!
6. Watch your favourite TV show.
Whilst I'm not an advocate of lounging infront of the TV all day, a little of what you fancy can do you the world of good, again lifting moods and generally relaxing you and cheering you up.
7.Make time for you - every day.
Having some 'me' time every day is essential, our lives are so busy now it's important to 'chillax' (don't you hate that word?!) and take a breather doing something that relaxes you- whether it's bathing,walking in the fresh air, talking to friends, painting, cooking - make some time.You will be rewarded.
This had to be in the top 10 didn't it? Working out in whatever form you enjoy releases feel good chemicals throughout the body which will benefit you enormously. If you're new to exercise try a brisk walk every day, even for ten minutes and gradually build it up. If you get bored easily mix it up - swim/row/skip/cycle/box/aerobics/weights, the options are endless. Your body will quickly feel better and look better, and this is another thing that'll
help you live longer with less illnesses and disease.
9. Eat breakfast.
You need to 'break the fast' after a nights sleep and get your metabolism going again, so eating a good healthy big breakfast is THE very best way to do it. Skipping breakfast will only make you want to eat whatevers handy later on in the morning, so plan it the night before and go for a protein and carb mix to keep blood sugars stable. Poached eggs on toast and porridge with coconut milk and berries and seeds are two great options. Have a drink 20 minutes before, try hot water and a slice of lemon to really get things shifting.
10. Have a day of rest!
It doesn't have to be Sunday but make sure that one day a week you rest to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Have a very happy New Years Eve and here's wishing you a healthy, fun filled,content, dis-ease and illness free 2010.
Lots of love.