There is no doubt that we live in a fast-paced world, and, getting more so all the time. We expect instant answers, we look for foods that are already prepared or easy to prepare, we want more technology allowing us to capture our favourite movies so we can watch them in our own time rather than miss them, and we want exercise to be convenient and fit into our schedule.
If we are not careful, what we are rushing is stress! In our haste, we sometimes are not careful about our choice of foods or get adequate sleep or downtime from the work world. Our choice of exercise is at a treadmill while catching up with the latest on the smartphone rather than a walk, jog, or run in the park enjoying the fresh air.
We tend to forget that we are in control of our technology devices, not the other way around. They have an off switch for when we want downtime. They cleverly store information for when we want to access it. There is no need whatsoever to constantly monitor the device.
There is a saying, “You are what you eat”. Poor diet choices have a devastating effect on our well being and our energy levels. I recently saw an illustration of a triangle with the following on each of the points; Fast, Good, Cheap, pick one. Take the time to make the right diet choice.
Many people do not take a break for lunch, or eat at their desk. This is an opportunity to take a short walk or relax on a park bench away from the regular routine of work. Taking regular breaks and getting up and walking a bit is good for the eyes if you regularly sit at a desk staring at a screen. This also gets blood flowing to the extremities, which is important.
Take time to disconnect, eat healthy, and enjoy the fresh air. Your body will thank you!
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