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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 8

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 8 Eight Down.  Two to go.  Or eight down and infinity to go.  Either way I’m feeling pretty good.  The toughest part is still the 30 seconds after my alarm goes off.  After that (and a splash of water on the face), the rest is just part of my new morning.  I won’t say it’s quite like second nature, but we’re definitely starting in that direction.  Daily Routine Meditation Read More

Healthy challenge

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 7

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 7 Lucky Number seven. I’ve made it through almost an entire work week and I’m happy to report that I’m still alive.  I actually think it might be easier keeping up with my morning routine than it is keeping up with my daily blog posts! Daily Routine Meditation – 15 minutes Exercise –  7 Minute Work Out routine Writing – 30 minutes What Happens After Ten Days? Read More

Benefits of Water

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 6

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 6 Welcome to the 2nd half of the 10-day challenge! It feels like I’ve been practicing my new morning routine for much longer than six days.  I would say four days went well and two days were on the tougher side. Overall, today was a good day.  Getting back into the daily grind is never fun, but I believe my morning activities have made the transition much Read More

Healthy Life Day 5

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 5

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 5 Halfway there!  Five down and five to go.  It feels good reaching the halfway point. Today, it was a bit challenging to get out of bed, but I’ve figured out it’s all about will power.  When that alarm goes off, the success of my day can be determined by my immediate reaction.  Do I have the will power to get up out of bed and start Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 4

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 4 This was the day I dreaded.  Readjusting to the 6:00 am wake-up and then having a full day of work was going to be a tough transition.  How do you think the day went? It went great!  Yes, getting out of bed was more difficult than on previous days and it was pitch dark outside, but after a splash of agua on my face and a Read More

Morning

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 3

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 3 Three days down and seven to go!  I’m happy to report that Day 3 went well, though I did get off to a bumpy start. I snapped out of bed this morning, but just didn’t have much energy during my morning routine. I continued to feel sluggish for the next few hours.  My energy levels did improve in the afternoon, but this was a good reminder that our bodies don’t Read More

Good Morning Concept

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 2

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 2 – 7:00 am “I’m happy to be up early.  I’m happy to be up early,”  I chant to myself, as I splash some water on my face.  I’m awake and ready to go, but getting out of bed was a bit tougher today. I am glad that I did a bit of prep work the night before and things like the coffee maker are ready to Read More

good morning coffee

10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 1

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 1 – 7:00 am I’m tired.  It feels like dawn has barely broken.  What have I gotten myself into?  These are natural first reactions. I’m sitting in my freezing cold home office, while the rest of the family is warm and cozy in bed.  I know it’s not even that early, but here I am awake, when I could still be sleeping!  It’s technically a weekday, but Read More

Do You Need a Wake Up Call on a cork notice board

10 Days to a Healthier Life

  Who can believe that 2014 is almost in the rear view mirror? As we approach 2015, thoughts of New Year’s resolutions and making a fresh start begins to cross our minds. What is your new year’s resolution going to be? My Resolution For me, I’ve decided to do something a little different. I spent a lot of time in 2014 researching what makes successful people tick…be it in the health niche, the finance niche or, for that matter, any niche. I listened to over 100 podcast interviews with successful individuals, and the most consistent trait of almost all these people Read More

Sleep

Importance of Sleep

 Importance of Sleep Greetings Cool Healthy Lifers, It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, that time of year when we ignore Ben Franklin’s “early to bed and early to rise” and instead lengthen our waking hours with holiday parties, pre-dawn or post-midnight cooking and baking, last-minute shopping, and late-night gift wrapping. One thing that tends to get crushed in this holiday rush is our sleep schedule. What we may not recognize is that getting proper sleep is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves to live healthy lives. The Importance of Sleep Nearly every Read More