What a strange period we all are going through right now, The time is filled with uncertain as well as fear. I am amazed of how things changed in a just a couple of weeks. I have been in quarantine for 2 weeks now, working from home, due to visiting a risk zone.
For me it have been a time of some stress but also a a time of reflection of-course since the days are all the same. Work meetings are handled from the computer with a request of video first, witch require that you get out of your PJ’s and get somewhat reasonable. One girl even started an group video chat daily just to have a quick catch up.
Times like this is hard, I am blessed I still have a job, my family is healthy, even though I have a feeling we all have had Corona. We had all the symptoms and been visiting the ski area that eventually was recognized as a riskzon. No runny noses only some cough and slight fever one day and bronchitis still feel it even though it´s been over 3 weeks since we got home.
So how does one cope with sitting at home day after day? well you need to have som kind of schedule if possible, and you need to get out of the house to at least get a glimpse of sunshine and fresh air . I start my mornings the same way as I always do a flow yoga pass.It is my own space and time, this is where I kickstart my day, this is were I set the attention. That follows with regular mornings routine as if I am getting ready for work.
The toughest thing is with the kids, but so far it has been OK, Home schooling has a new meaning, and even if it might be easier to just let them sleep, we still keep the sleep in days for the weekends.
This is actually a really great time to start all over with a good habit, a cleanse or detox.. I might even do that 🙂
Going through what I believe is premenopause, I consider myself quite lucky. I do experience some difficulty sleeping, However that have always been an issue for me. A good night sleep for me is 7 hrs tops. I don’t think my body needs more rest. And after 4 children and the total lack of sleep each child brings, I guess my body adjusted to less sleep.
Hot flushes nope, I can sometimes feel a bit warm but nothing major. I exercise regularly and during these classes I sweat like crazy, so I am probably removing all lot of excess sweat then.
However something has changes, my exercise regime or actually my preference of exercise has changed. I prefer shorter not as intense gym classes. And I have fallen in love with Yoga-flow. That is a bit strange, considering what I thought about Yoga some 7 years ago! I found it to be really boring.
But as I become older, I believe my body wants to slow down. I use to run about 10-15 km 3 times a week before, and now I can’t care less about the long runs. It’s not that I can’t, I just don’t feel for it. It might have to do with the slower cells turnover, my body craves more of a slower pace as well as more of good recovery time. And that is OK, I need to care for me, and listen to what my body wants.
Anyway – my recommendation is to listen to your inner voice. You might have to change your workout routine to match what your soul requires. And that is OK.
But as one of my goals 2020 is to work on my body (and soul) shape it without an exercise routine looking as I am preparing for a marathon.
I am such a believer in body and mind working together. And as a child I was always sick. I now understand that It has to do with me actually being gluten intolerant. It caused me a childhood filled with sickness., eczema and unable to sleep.
My parents didn’t know, Back then they did not understand or even know that all that gluten could actual make you sick. Today, obviously I am gluten free. The bad thing I still struggle with is actually sugar. So 2020 will be the year I take the next step in my health journey. Because one thing I know for certain is If I eat right and exercise I feel so much better, min skin is rash free and spot less and I feel a lot less bloated. Will help me keep a healthy body throughout menopause as well. My mind becomes more clear and I feel happier 😊. I love it.
I believe you can control your world with the help of your thoughts. Think and imagine all the qualities you would like to have, think and become your dream person. Easier said then done, but becoming more aware of what you feed your temple and soul is a good start, and the benefit will definitely be worth it😊
2020 I want more for body and mind. As I am getting older, I need to care for it more by giving it the optimal nutrition, exercise, happiness, love and and care.
My skin has kind of given up. It seems like no moisturizer in the world can deal with my skin right now. Unfortunately I live we’re the sun barely raise during the winter months and even if we do get moist weather “wet and damp” it is no good for my poor skin.
I become extra dry with itchy red spots all over. It is like I am constantly allergic to everything. I definitely fells more at ease during the summer. I believe the vitamin D together with the sun gives the skin all it needs
So how can we deal with the issues? Well going from nice perfumed body lotions to pure jojoba oil. No need to buy the expensive perfume body lotion when all my body is longing for is oil.
Pure oil in such a natural form as possible is what it craves. Even though my skin is really itchy and dry, I still exfoliating almost on a daily base. I exfoliate in the shower and make sure I put on oil straight after the shower when my skin is still damp.
I can see that my skin is not as plump and moist as it use to be, and I need to nurture it in a different way these days. Inside out.
Over all, I need to take care of me in a different way nowadays. Give my self some needed TLC !
I have always been very conscious about my appearance. Not in a frantic way but it has been a part of my overall “me strategy.”.I have maintained the same weight since high school. Even though my body does not look the same as it did then. Giving I have been blessed with 4 children. It’s still the same numbers.
Now that I am older and well let’s face it – things are going south , it’s time for some bigger changes mentally. I am talking about acceptance, with a generous amount of self love.
This together with a new way of approaching everything in life. I am kinder to my self. I have adjusted my way of approaching life. My exercise routine is different- to be honest – less hard core (Iron man) and more soft Yoga 🧘🏼♂️.. as it comes to food – less meat and more veggies. I also practice intermittent fasting , because I strongly believe especially as we age the body needs more time to recover on a cellular level.
And so far so good. I love the way my body feels after I give it the proper care and added attitude – I am perfect the way I am – in a humble fashion😉m
Are you healthy or not? Do you care or really not? Are you in the game or hopelessly lost? Are you making sure you get the best there is for your body and soul?
Taking care of yourself is the best gift you can ever give yourself. Not only caring about your health but also your mind. Filling it with good thoughts and happy memories. Trigger it with challenges and changes. Give it love every day.
But we all know that life is not always pink and fluffy, it’s sometimes dark or at least grayish. That’s why it’s even more important to overfill yourself with good vibes those days your life feels extra good.
Try at least try to make the best out of every day. If that means sitting around doing absolutely nothing then that is what you should do.
Life passes quickly, fill it with good positive people, educate yourself everyday. Share knowledge to others, be friendly, be curious. Spoil your body and mind every day.
Hi you all! I have always since I can remember been active in sports of some kind. I am truly happy for that as that has helped me in maintaining a good normal weight.
However growing up during the 70-80ies the food choices was not in my or anyone’s favor. I blame my constant battle with illnesses and eczema’s to milk and gluten. It was not until I turned 30 I would really starting to enjoy salads and good nutrition foods.
And with that I mean most plant based, not completely vegan however I could probably do that if I didn’t have to make sure my children got feed properly😊
Becoming older I have noticed that my body is more sensitive then it use to be, and it has all to do with, what I eat. I have tried going Keto with meat and dairy and even if the diet itself works I do not like the way my body feels. I fell stuffed and not fresh at all. My skin needs tons of leafy greens, good avocados, healthy and fresh organic greens.
The good part of Keto is that you don’t feel hungry 😋, so I am made a change and made it more green to fill it with “green” fats instead. With green fats means nuts and avocados and different oils.
Within a week of quitting sugar and restrict my diet to a more healthy Keto I can clearly see a difference in my skin and body. I look a lot healthier, as I had been on mountain hike.
So to give my body the best tools for aging the best way possible I will stay away from sugar, eat during a 6 hrs eating window, enjoy red wine once in awhile and stock up on those must to have vitamins- C, Zink, Magnesium, and different sets av Vitamin B’s, all good for your cells turnover which will give your skin a glow.