“Trying to play my part and stay home,
Burying my nose in a book like a gnome,
But I know how Rapunzel felt in the tower
When she wanted to feel the rain shower…
It’s like being in your forties out of a fort
When your forte is dancing barefoot…
Instead of being trapped I chose to cut short,
To leave the port,
And not go kaput!”
Most of us will be at home for extended periods of time for the next couple of weeks. Why not take this time to focus on self-improvement? Consider this 15-day challenge to improve your physical and mental health.
Increase your water intake– a large part of staying healthy requires that you stay hydrated. Boost hydration by tracking your water intake for the next 15 days to ensure you are getting enough fluids on a daily basis.
Begin a meditation practice– Listening to the daily news and surfing social media can cause increased levels of anxiety. Consider setting aside 10 to 15 minutes a day to work on your mental health. Here is a great video to get you started:
Read a book or listen to an audiobook– We all benefit from increased knowledge. Now is the perfect time to download a book you’ve always wanted to read but never had the time. YouTube has many free audiobooks to choose from and here is one of my favorites: The Mount Of Olives
Clean up your diet– This is the perfect time to improve your diet. With many restaurants closing their doors for the next couple of weeks, it will be easier to cook and eat at home. Think of this as a wonderful opportunity to experiment with recipes and begin to build the foundation of a healthier lifestyle. Make sure to purchase real food rather than processed when making your grocery run. This will help you avoid the temptation of binging and putting on extra pounds while staying at home. This video below explains The Whole30 program in which you commit to eating clean for thirty days. If that’s too much of a challenge, there are some great recipe ideas for you to try.
Take advantage of at-home workouts- There are so many opportunities to live stream workouts from your favorite fitness app like:
or search for a workout on YouTube. You can also take your workout outside and start a Walk/Run Program. The opportunities are endless!