7 Weeks of Self-Care
Over the next seven weeks we'll go over a quick way to check in with your self-care habits and provide a simple tune-up tip.
We'll encourage you to do something for you that entire week, adding on each week. We are here to remind you to take care of yourself first.
Self-care strategy #1: Avoid Hangry and Hydrate often!
Food and water guys. Yes, this seems simple, but often we neglect our basic instinctual needs by ignoring hunger and/or thirst. New moms out there - I'm looking at you!
Hunger, when not acknowledged, can easily make you 'hangry' before you realize what's happened. And when you're to that point, mindful eating is out the window.
Self-care is taking time to grab a simplistic snack (think produce plus a protein) before you leave the house in the morning to keep with you for those moments you start to feel your brain feeling fuzzy or when your belly is telling you its on E.
This simple step of making sure you have healthy food at your fingertips keeps you from making poor food choices and provides you the fuel you need, when you need it most.
You can't expect your body to run without fuel.
And water. Just drink more. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, so when you don't get enough, those vital organs struggle. Start with 64 ounces daily. Add a 8 ounces of water for every 30min of sweaty exercise and cup of coffee.
Try half of lemon or lime squeezed into the bottom of your favorite swell bottle or nalgene and refill all day long with filtered room temp water. Have water when you feel hungry to make sure your thirst is also satisfied.
Making a commitment to your physical wellbeing thru adequate hydration plus happy healthful and timely eating (food as fuel!) is the first step in caring for yourself and making YOU the priority.
Cheers to eating and drinking yourself toward a self-caring you.
Stay tuned for next week's self-care tip, released each Saturday!