Drink water.

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Organize your attitude #26 Some mornings it’s difficult to shake the sleep-fog off. Some afternoons it’s hard to beat the afternoon slump brain fog. Some days we just can’t seem to get all systems clear and running. Try a tall glass of cold water. Even mild dehydration can cause brain fog, fatigue, and headaches. Slugging back a glass full of cold water rehydrates your body, helps flush out toxins, and wakes you up as your body rushes blood around to … Read More

Get sleep.

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Organize your attitude #25 Grumpy babies go to bed. I learned that little catch phrase from a friend of mine and have used it so much that I’m sure my own children think that I invented it. One thing motherhood teaches us is that we are not so different from our children. We have the same inclinations and the same attitudes; we’ve just learned to mask them better and in more socially appropriate ways. Sometimes we just need to go … Read More

Get steps.

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Organize your attitude #23 My Fitbit taught me this lesson. I should have learned it earlier. When my son would start getting angsty over long division or reducing fractions, I’d send him out to run a lap around the yard. He didn’t think it helped, but it did. Using his body helped relax his mind. His breathing pattern changed. He got some fresh air and some space from the situation. When he came back, he had a fresh start and … Read More

February Health Habit: Keep a Food Journal

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So here February is almost over and I have yet to write about my healthy habit of the month. This habit morphed over the course of the month as I figured out what did and didn’t work for me. My goal was to find a practical way to be more mindful of what I eat. At first, while making my plan in December, I decided that toward the end of being aware of what I ate, I would plate my … Read More