Christmas is almost here; avoid these energy sappers
Drinking enough water is good for one’s health
It feels like Christmas of 2022 was just a couple of weeks ago. The reality though is that we celebrated what is arguably the most adored season of the year well over 300 days ago.
Many of us put ourselves in tight corners, saddling our families with debt and avoidable hardships in the early weeks of the new year.
Quite often we discuss what to do to improve our health and this is one of those days when discussing the things to avoid comes to the fore. If we can start these today, we will have a great Christmas season and open doors to a wonderful 2024.
What should we avoid so that we will not drain our energy?
1. Focusing on the past
2. Not getting adequate sleep
3. Not drinking enough water but loading yourself with alcohol, caffeine and energy drinks
4. Spending all your time working and leaving no time to rest and socialise
5. Not being physically active
6. Spending all your time behind screens, TV, phone, computer. Making social media king
7. Eating junk food most of the time
8. Being resentful, negative or surrounding yourself with people who see no good in anything
9. Creating clutter and a mess wherever you are
10. Trying hard to impress others
The list is endless but if you find a way to avoid the above and tap into the ones below, you will be on a great path to a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2024.
Do these for sure:
1. Listen to great relaxing music; start your Christmas carols early even if no one else is playing them
2. Spend time in nature and get some sunlight if you are lucky to be in a place where it’s in abundance
3. Make time to rest and meditate (pray and read your Bible after all its Christ’s birthday)
4. Move as often as possible and make time to do deep belly breathing
5. Be positive
6. Surround yourself with people who make you happy
7. Get adequate sleep
8. Eat healthy food as often as possible and drink a lot of water
9. Be grateful for what you have
10. Make sure you avoid clutter
I hope these tips will help you stay in the best state of your life and remember to continue doing these for the rest of your life. Does that sound too difficult?
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/ Mobissel
*Dr. Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise. He is the author of the award-winning book, ‘Unravelling The Essentials of Health & Wealth.’
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – “WHERE YOU LIVE SHOULD NOT DETERMINE IF YOU LIVE.”- WHO