Folks, we’re heading to China and the internet situation there isn’t as open as what we enjoy here. I don’t know what kind of access I’m going to have to the internet. I’ll set up a few posts to post while I’m away, but for the most part I’m going to be out of pocket. Be sure to follow my instagram because I might be able to post some pictures.
While I’m away I’m going to post some not so obvious strategies for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Like I’ve said many times before, I am no expert but these are things very important in my life. Starting with the best 7 minutes of my life.
It sounds dirty but I think everyone should find time to unplug and just relax for a little bit of time during the day. Most people suggest taking a 30 minute nap in the middle of the day, but who has time for that? I’m not in kindergarten anymore where I can just relax like that. I take whatever time I can get.
I get 7 minutes. I set a timer on my phone and just close my eyes. This usually happens in the afternoon before I start my evening workout activities. I don’t necessarily sleep, but I do sit in a quiet area (sometimes I have NPR playing in the background). I close my eyes and just rest. I have been known to fall into a light sleep though.
It’s kind of like a body reset that WE ALL NEED every day. You’re probably thinking this can’t be that beneficial to my day, but it really is. Am I fully rested when the seven minutes are over? No! But I do feel refreshed. And it doesn’t have to be 7 minutes. That’s just the amount of time I usually have to spare.
That little bit of time helps me finish the rest of my day strong. It balances me and it’s just something that I need. When your mind is sharp, a person can focus on what it is they want to achieve the rest of the day and this is just my way of getting to that point.
Do you take a little time to yourself everyday where you do absolutely nothing? How many minutes do you think you could devote to it?