Sunday, October 30, 2011

Do Something Extra

An important thing for me to remember when I have finished brushing hair and teeth and have bathed properly is to do something extra.
Meaning put a little perfume or lipstick on.  Do something I ordinarily wouldn't do.  Find a way to reward myself rather than just going through the basics.
This cannot be overemphasized as a way to beat the blahs.
It is highly effective in helping self esteem issues and it encourages good hygiene.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

At the Anvil

Sometimes I find daily hygenic tasks almost as hard to perform as house cleaning ones.  One tip I have found for getting my shower done, is to set an egg timer for 6 minutes each morning and get busy cleaning my hair and skin before it goes off.  It usually works!
Tooth brushing is another matter....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Waking Up Is Hard to Do

Waking up on time is essential to good mental health.  If necessary set your alarm, though if you can wake up without one, it's better still.
I generally set my alarm for six in the morning.
If you must go back to bed, don't turn off the alarm, but hit the snooze bar--if you honestly think you can spare another 5-10 minutes.  It also helps to place the alarm a generous distance from your bed.
By rising at a set time every day--whether 5:30 or 8:00--you will get your body properly adjusted to its inner rhythms.  This leads to better mood stability and decreases your risk for depression.
(Plus if you get up early, you can go walking or jogging before it gets too hot in the summer.)