Showing posts from December, 2022

Making Resolutions

Below is a list of resolutions for a healthier life. Select a few of them as goals for the New Year to improve your well-being. For help implementing the resolutions, see the articles, books, reviews, and websites listed at the end of this article. Resolutions Avoid Digital Addiction  - Avoid digital addiction by turning off notifications, putting devices away during family time, and setting daily time limits on personal use of email and social media. Be Active  - Do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise several times a week. Get up from your desk at least hourly for a short walk.  Control Stress  - Use daily meditation, deep breathing, and journaling to reduce stress. Listen to meditation music before bedtime. Drink Water  - Drink water throughout the day to regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, prevent infections, and keep organs functioning. Eat Well -  Eat a daily diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods. Get Physical -  Stand up when possible while worki

Wearing Masks

Reduce Covid risk by staying up to date on boosters, wearing N95 masks, and avoiding large gatherings. Covid caution is especially important  during winter’s wave of flu and viruses. Keep a supply of masks and test kits. Carry a mask to use in public settings and avoid large groups. Click here  for articles about Coronavirus prevention and treatments.

Showing Gratitude

Giving thanks generates a sense of positivity that boosts happiness and well-being. Grateful people tend to have better interpersonal relations, increased energy, and reduced stress. Now is a good time to start showing thanks for the good things in your life. Following are tips for making gratitude a habit and resources to help implement them. Tips Alternatives - show thanks with acts of kindness, cards, donations, emails, in-person communications, and handwritten notes. Audiences - focus on clients, co-workers, family, service providers, and vendors. Journaling - keep a journal to record positive happenings, and express thankfulness. Environment - be alert to opportunities for giving thanks at church, home, offices, restaurants, and stores. Reasons - accentuate the positive and consider all things big and small in your daily life. Recognition - reward others for their assistance, contribution, and service. Volunteering - give thanks by giving back to the community and the profession.