Are your health goals already drifting?
Perhaps set up a schedule (if that’s something that works for you) where every week (or two, or every month) you add another wellness practice to your daily routine so that by the end of the year, you’ve made a number of changes that will radically change the way you look after yourself.
And also remember, it’s what you do the majority of the time that affects your health, not some of the time so be gentle with yourself for those occasional not as nourishing choices.
It’s common to view health and wellness changes as black and white, but this is often what causes people to fall off the wagon – they’re all in or they’re well and truly all out! But real life happens in the grey. It is daily habits and choices that will get you closer to your health and wellness goals, not having more ‘‘willpower’’ – there is no wagon to actually fall off. Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered.
alcohol is on offer, challenge yourself to opt for sparkling water instead. Remember that just because something is there doesn’t mean you have to consume it!
Sometimes we have deadlines that mean we have to work additional hours, other times it’s our own perception of urgency that drives us to work 14-hour days that impact on our sleep cycle and enjoyment of life. Check what this means for you.
Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional. Visit drlibby.com.
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