The Pros of Positivity
Optimism can have profound benefits that boost your health in the right direction. Studies show that joy and hope are naturally linked to healthier eating, better exercise habits, a healthy nerve system, and even smoking cessation. Optimists also enjoy lower blood pressure, a smaller risk of heart attack, less stress in the spinal cord, and healthier organs. Practice makes perfect, so make it a habit to exercise your own positivity and view your glass as half full.
Make it a goal: Push pessimism to the wayside!
5 Ways to Avoid Injuries at home when tidying up the house or sprucing up the garden.
As tempting as it is to take on all of your chores as once, it’s important to know your limits and take it slow.
Consider the following ways you can avoid injuries at home. Create a cleaning schedule that spreads out your tasks over an appropriate time period. Don’t cram too much work into one day.
Reduce the strain on your back and knees by using the appropriate tools to clean the floor. Rather than always scrubbing on your hands and knees, opt for a mop and other upright tools.
Never climb on the furniture to reach high places. A step stool is a much safer choice since it provides a steady support base.
Don’t give in to the temptation to move heavy furniture by yourself. Have someone help you! It’s also important to lift with the support of your friends.
When it comes to vacuuming, use long strokes instead of short, hurried strokes. This helps prevent painful back injuries.
Listen to Your Body: The 12 Stages of Healing
In Donald Epstein’s book The 12 Stages of Healing, we’re told that “Every cell of the body has a consciousness of its own.” If we’re suffering from pain, then a regional part of our consciousness is calling for our attention. Oftentimes we’re tempted to resist our pain and suffering by denying it, escaping it, or distracting ourselves from directly experiencing it. The problem in this scenario is that we become our own roadblock to healing. By interfering with those signals from our body, we immediately limit our own path to wellness. Rather than ignoring those signals from our body, we need to amplify that little voice within us that’s telling us to wake up.