Which Do I Choose?
Every day, we are faced with choices. Beef or chicken? Paper or plastic? McDonald's or Wendy's for lunch? Collapse on the couch or do some quick exercises?
How do you choose? How do you know you are making the right choice? I know, it can be tough. But there are some things you can do to help yourself out. The first is to plan ahead. What? Plan ahead? How can that help? Planning lets your choice be a wise and informed one, instead of "oh, wow, I only have 30 minutes for lunch and I still have to stop at the store! I only have time to drive through and grab...something...on my way. What if you had thought about this the night before - or better yet when you did the grocery shopping - would that have made a difference? Sure it would! And you know it, but heck you're way too busy to worry about that.
Stop right there. You are never too busy to think of yourself. Take a moment and pick out a few things you know that are good for you and that you enjoy. Cut up some veggies and put them in a bowl of water in the fridge to keep them fresh and crispy. Then take a couple of minutes (you know, during the commercials for the evening news) and wrap them in a paper towl, put them in a Ziploc bag and get them ready to go for the morning. Bag up some string cheese. Hey, why should the kids have all the fun? Slice up a lemon or lime and pack it off to work. Believe me, a squeeze of fresh citrus in that boring water really perks things up! Skip the McDonald's AND the Wendy's.
Don't let time rule you. Even if you only have 5 minutes, make them yours! Refresh and revitalize yourself with a couple of mini-breaks every day. And the couch versus exercise choice? Sure, have a seat on the couch but...there's nothing that says you can't do some stretches and leg lifts while you sit there and watch the news!