Have you ever felt like you’re caught in the middle of a vicious cycle? You want to make healthier choices – really, you do! – but you just feel too sick to do anything.
Maybe it’s allergies. Or a neverending cold. Or an autoimmune disease that leaves you feeling weak and in pain. Maybe you’re fighting cancer with all that you have. Maybe you’re dealing with adrenal fatigue and are plain old exhausted by trying to cram too much into your life. Maybe you deal with crippling migraines.
As much as you want your health to improve, sometimes it feels almost impossible to help that process along.
What to do?
Give yourself grace. It’s hard enough to try to survive during some seasons of life – especially when your health isn’t the greatest.
But also find the strength to make some sort of healthy baby steps. Think of one healthy thing you can do each day, and then do it:
- Eat some fresh fruits or vegetables.
- Cut back on sugar – or try to cut it out completely.
- Get some extra sleep.
- Try to drink one extra glass of water a day.
- Try to do some kind of physical activity, whether it’s simple stretches or gathering enough strength to walk through your room.
- Find a natural way to help yourself – you could try essential oils, herbal remedies, or even Baltic necklaces.
- Smile at someone. Or share a kind word.
Even when life gets discouraging and it seems like your illness may get the best of you, keep trying, day by day. You might be surprised to find that some of your small, small changes will actually help make you feel a bit better.
What are some small, healthy choices that tend to help you feel better?
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