Along our family's journey for optimal brain + gut health, the hubster and I realized... even though, nutrition was vital... other things also matter: internal dialogue, topics you apply to your body, your body's movement, your sleep patterns. EVERYTHING! every. thing. It's all connected... and the best part. You most likely just need to make a few tweaks here and there to feel a wee bit better. It's like I read somewhere... healthy habits AREN'T hard, it's easy. So easy, but so easy to not do as well.
For instance. It's not hard to opt for water at a restaurant with dinner... not hard at all, but it's just as easy NOT to order water and choose a soda/pop/coke (wherever you are from choose the slang). Here's a list of a few health hacks we discovered along our journey. There may be one or two which you can find helpful! Enjoy + if you have any tidbits YOU find helpful... share with me, love!
Because the more you know, the more you can grow!
KICK THAT SUGAR TOOTH BUH-BYE!
5-Day SUGAR DETOX Mini Series in Our Brain + Gut Health Community . Here's a breakdown of what we covered... there may be one or two things listed that could help you kick the sweet tooth, buh-bye!
100 DAYS OF HEALTH HACKS
Here's an ongoing list of our 100 Health Hacks... we will be adding Health Hacks each week until we cap out at 100! If you have any health hacks or tidbits, you use or find inspiring - please share below or shoot them this way! I'll all about learning + growing as well as sharing with my tribe. .
MAKE YOUR BED
The simple task of making your bed first thing in the morning also has been linked to increased productivity, lowering one's stress level and improving one's mood as well as better quality of sleep.
It's a small task. Why not try... for a week to see how making your bed FIRST thing in the morning helps you! You in?
SCHEDULE YOUR WEEK
One thing I am learning real quick… if it’s not scheduled, this hot mess mama is most likely going to forget it. So, schedule some time for YOU to jot it down on your “ta-da” list! You don’t want to miss ANYTHING important, do you, love?
How we got started on our health hack journey... where we are striving to live 1% better than the day before by focusing on a variety of tidbits, habits or hacks we have learned along the way.
PUT ON YOUR ARMOR
When you start the day PLUGGING into everything + everyone else around you... you automatically go into DEFENSE. You start the day on THOSE people's course, not the one God has set out for you. You start responding to THEIR posts... to THEIR questions... to THEIR messages... and not to YOUR own journey.
EAT YOUR GREENS
In the book, “The Better Brain Solution” it mentions eating a cup of green leafy vegetables every day will make you (on average) 11 years physiologically younger than someone who doesn’t! Let's dive deeper into why + how we get in our leafy greens daily.
FEED YOUR MIND
My hubster has this amazing ability to spit out truth bombs when you least expect it. or want it… and the other day, we were talking about the goals we set for the upcoming month when insert his truth bomb… read on.
DRINK SOME WATER
Just a simple health hack to start your journey towards a vibrant life… drink some water first thing in the morning. It’s great for your beautiful brain, energy level, guts and joints.
DITCH THE CHEMICALS
In our journey towards a healthier lifestyle... while our main focus is optimal brain + gut health... I realized nutrition isn't the ONLY thing that contributes to optimal brain + gut health, but also your internal dialogue... your daily habits... and even the products you place ON your body.
A LOT MORE GRATTA
Let's shift the focus to a wee bit more gratitude... write down three things each night of what you are grateful for on that day!