by Diana Arundell
Aim to drink 30ml water per kg body weight each day.
Get 8 hours sleep most nights.
Watch the sunrise
Use your non-dominant hand to do things such as brush teeth. It will stimulate the brain more.
Only floss the teeth you want to keep.
Take practitioner range fish oils daily to protect joints, to improve heart, skin, brain and mood.
Know what makes YOU happy and include these things in your life OFTEN.
Get 20mins direct sunlight on your body (not face) every day.
Get to truly know yourself. Very simply what is your
Learn a new card game.
Be social – it stimulates a different part of the brain.
Drink Green tea to reduce oxidative stress in the body.
Choose to be kind rather than right.
Your body/cells hear everything you say. Thoughts and emotions create chemical reactions in the body. Stay kind and uplifting.
Your life is an occasion – Rise to it. This is not a dress rehearsal.
Sing out loud to your favourite songs (especially in the car).
Spend time with people that bring out the best in you.
Ask yourself is this food/person/conversation/situation going to increase my energy or deplete it.
Eat mindfully – stop what you’re doing while eating eg. TV, working, driving, screens.
Have a mind that’s open to everything and attached to nothing.
Walk in bare feet and feel the stimulation under your feet.
Literally stop and smell the flowers
Know that you are bigger than any situation that shows up in life.
Turn your attention to what feels good and move in that direction.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Know that there’s a time for things to not work out.
If your thoughts don’t feel peaceful, you need to change them.
The keys to your happiness are not in the pockets of people from your past. They’re in your pocket and
if they’re not, put them back in your pocket.
You are not your thoughts, you are the one that hears them.
Rather than ask ‘why did I become unwell?’ ask ‘why am I not healing?’
Create a life worth living – you can make heaven out of hell and hell out of heaven.
Reduce exposure to toxic chemicals – Don’t store or heat things up in plastic. Use glass.
Listen to your body – if eating a certain food makes you feel unwell, don’t eat it.
If something doesn’t feel right, it’s because it’s not.
Say Yes more often.
Exercise daily or at the very least 3 hours per week
STOP – notice what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This is present moment awareness.
‘What comes naturally to me?’ Do more of that.
Cook a meal for someone who is unwell or is struggling.
Life is meant to be fun, not serious.
Share your smile – it can make someone’s day.
Consider the 80/20 rule with meals. 80% vegetables or salad and 20% protein/meat.
It’s OK to buy something simply because you like it. No need to justify deserving it.
When you’re sick don’t soldier on. Take time to rest and recoup.
If you have slow bowels, eat muesli with berries, chia and flax seeds for breakfast.
Snack on nuts, seeds and fresh fruit
Use it or lose it – brain, muscles, heart, body.
Avoid foods that contain trans fats.
Be the best version of yourself.
Rather than complain about your age, celebrate your birthday. It’s a privilege to breathe another year.
Diana Arundell is a university-qualified naturopath and consults from her Avoca Naturopath clinic. She has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy health, digestive health, immune function and family wellness programs. She was a nutrition lecturer at Macquarie University for 10 years, and is an accredited Journey Practitioner. For further information please contact Diana Arundell at Avoca Naturopath on 0410 465 900.