MAKING THE SMALL THINGS COUNT
While we tend to focus on the big changes to improve our quality of life, that can get overwhelming. When your grand plans and resolutions fall apart, it can leave you feeling like a failure. That’s where simple, small changes come in. With a few tweaks, you can see some great improvement. Here are a few small things you can do that will have a big impact on your well-being.
The first major one is to simply to have a positive attitude about life! A lot of things can get you down, but keeping a hopeful perspective allows you to weather the storms. Our own thoughts and emotions can often be the worst cause of our anxiety and stress. Keep your chin up and face the world with a smile. You’ll see that reflected back to you, and it will make you happier and less overwhelmed!
Exercise, even in short bursts, can also have a big impact. It’s a proven mood booster, and it doesn’t take a sweat session to give you a lasting benefit. When you wake up in the morning, do a few stretches to warm up your muscles and joints. As you go about your day, focus on moving more. Walk or jog instead of taking the car if you’re going somewhere close by. Try a few jumping jacks or a dance break to get your blood going. Of course, you aren’t aiming for a full workout, so keep it to something that is fun and not painful.
Keeping a healthy snack handy and consistent meal schedules can also make a big impact. With your blood sugar stable, you’ll avoid the up and down swings that cause cravings. Consistent meals help keep your energy level and mood stabilized as well. It also helps you make better choices for your meals.
Miller Meadows wants our residents to stay healthy and happy! If you already call us home, let us know how we can improve our community! If you’re not a resident yet, what are you waiting for? Call our onsite manager, Carla, for more information and availability, at 801-798-1728.