We all procure and obtain wisdom. Most wisdom comes from experience and education. Many of us seek wisdom from either health or wealth specialists, as good health and financial security may improve the quality of our lives. A specialist I am not; but a seeker I am!
This morning upon awakening, I had a thought that our bank account is like our bodies. When we put green (money) into our bank account, it grows through interest. When we put green (nutrients) into our bodies, our health grows.
This time of year, we tend to withdraw from both our bank and health accounts. There are small steps we can take so our growth in these areas does not stagnate. We may have already overspent financially, but it’s not too late to counter the effects of that!
Following are some ideas to replenish our financial ” green” : At a restaurant, drink water instead of a beverage. That alone can save you $2 -$10 a person. Speaking of beverages, brew your own coffee at home until your bank account is back to where it was before the holidays. Ladies, those party dresses you’ve been eyeing? Skip them! Follow A Small Wardrobe blog for some great ideas on shopping from your own closet. Are your shoes looking used up? Give them a good polish and new insoles from the drugstore. Ladies, decorative clips can turn plain pumps into party shoes. Skip the hairdresser for your formal occasions by finding YouTube tutorials. At home, make a big batch of homemade soup for inexpensive and quick leftovers. There are many other ideas to cut corners on Pinterest.
It is definitely a challenge replenishing our health account during the busy holiday season! Although I make no claims of expertise, I do know what works for me
There are quick, easy hacks to keep our bodies nourished. One is to take whole foods supplements, as our bodies will not assimilate chemically based supplements properly. Another thing is to keep healthy snacks with you, so you aren’t as tempted to grab junk food while out and about. Some ideas are: raw mixed nuts, whole grain or gluten free crackers, Life Bars, snow peas, hummus, natural nutbutters and low sugar dark chocolate. Many so-called nutrition bars are no better than candy bars. Make sure they are non-GMO, all natural with less than 2 grams of sugar. Also, keep a water bottle with you at all times
Our workout routines may understandably be on hold now. Still try to get a good nights sleep, stretch a lot, and ask for foot ot shoulder rubs. Take time for a soak in the tub with Epsom salts.
Whether our bank accounts or health get replenished or not, staying grateful and doing the best we can will still help us achieve in the big picture. Happy holidays!