Today and every day look after your needs and pamper yourself. I don’t mean spending a whole day at the spa, getting your nails done, or going shopping. What I mean is that every day you should grant your body and your mind what they need most:
- Good nutrition: Eat a varied, wholesome, real (not from a package) and colourful diet.
- Enough sleep: An adult woman needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Remember sleep is a necessity and it should win out over Netflix.
- Stay hydrated: Drink lots of water and no more than one alcoholic drink per day. Averaging the week by having seven drinks on the weekend doesn’t count, it is very detrimental to your health and increases the risk of certain cancers including breast cancer.
- Move: Our bodies are meant to be gatherers, not sitters! Incorporate movement in everything you do. Walk up the stairs, down the stairs, to work, and walk for pleasure. Don’t avoid physical work because it is a chore; embrace it because it is good for you!
- Nurture your brain: Meditation and mindfulness are very important for brain health. Taking deep breaths for five minutes a few times a day slows down your heart and decreases stress. It is a form of meditation and easy to do. Being mindful is being aware of what you’re doing now and appreciating everything you do. Be mindful to appreciate the things that make up your day and your life: the ray of sunshine, the trail under your feet, the breeze in your face, your work, your partner. This practice is good for your brain. Multitasking is toxic for your brain – avoid it! And remember to think happy thoughts!
If you face life with positivity (in my work I say [meno]PAUSE-itivity!!!) everything will look better and we know positive thoughts attract positive actions.
It’s easier to be positive when we have a good support system. A way to look after your needs and pamper yourself is to connect with other women going through similar experiences, to connect with like-minded women and support each other. Have you heard about my WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network?
Are you between 40 and 65 years of age and interested in…
- Knowing more about health and well-being in midlife?
- Finally putting yourself at the top of your list and looking after your well-being?
- Mingling, socializing, interacting, and talking to other midlife women?
- Supporting and being supported by other women like you?
Find out more and become a member here!
There’s help. I can help you!