I know what you’re thinking. Why should I be taking advice about staying active from a guy who can’t keep up with his own posting schedule? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s because I’ve been giving it some thought recently.
- Go outside.
How does this help you? Let me count the ways. Never mind. I’m pretty sure there are quite a few ways and I’ll just let this article fill you on them.
And no, you don’t have to go where this picture was taken to go outside. That’s no excuse to not go outside.
2. Drink water.
You’d be surprised about what sticking to water as your go-to beverage will do to you. There is too much to know about water to put it all on this page. So here’s this article instead.
3. Breathe in and out for one minute straight.
I took vision therapy for about a six-month period recently. Whenever I found myself unable to focus, I simply remembered or had to be told to breathe. And you know what? It worked. Things cleared up. I was able to see. Sometimes this whole ADHD society gets too far into our minds and puts even our breathing at bay just so we can move on to the next thing. Just breathe next time. Breathe right now.
4. Don’t start shutting down before the 90 – 120-minute cushion before bedtime.
When I get home from work, the first thing my body wants to do is just find the nearest screen and scroll. But, seriously, that’s rolling the dice and going to jail on purpose. There is a time for everything, but your day could have so much more in it if you put the device down and picked your butt up.
5. Get on your feet.
I read an article once about how sitting is the new smoking. Your body automatically starts powering down and letting up on all those bodily fluids that get you through your day. If you were on your feet enough, your productivity would boost past just being healthy by standing more often.
6. Challenge yourself.
Of course, this whole staying active thing is a challenge to begin with but these are only a few areas I am personally challenging you in. What are some more subjective ways you can challenge yourself? Or others?
7. Do something easy.
I’m not talking about a video game. Compile a list of super easy to-do’s and one by one, knock ‘em dead. You’ll build momentum and you will have, hopefully, served others in the process. Which is a way better feeling than just knowing that you’re staying active. Or getting active so you say tomorrow that you’re staying active.
8. Take the dog/s out for a walk or something.
Not only when you do this will you be getting outside and getting all that Vitamin C, but you’ll be bonding more with your pet/s. Plus it compiles just about every single one of the previous ways I’ve just listed for you into one. There’s a flock of birds just waiting to get hit by this one little rock.
9. Or just, you know, work out.
You could fill a book, a lot of books, with how working out helps you out. In ways, more than one. And they have.
10. Stop reading this post.
And don’t get sucked into another one! Too many times I find myself trying to improve myself and find ways to save time and all that jazz. The one piece of advice I almost never see is the one that says to stop reading about how to save time.
So, until next time. This is j/LARGE.