“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall .”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
To me, autumn always feels like a fresh start, which makes it a great time of year to check in with your health… to do a reset of sorts. It’s a busy time with back-to-school and back to work, so I bet you could use a bit more energy! Your reset can be as simple as drinking more water, or more disciplined – like cutting out flour, sugar and alcohol for a while. And, there’s always room for more movement.
How will you reset your health this fall? Small steps count!
Watch the video below, or read the transcript that follows, then plan your own autumn health reset.
Hey, Michelle Cederberg here, wondering where the heck summer went. Yep. We seem to have passed the lazy, hazy days of summer and we’re into the cool, crisp days of autumn. I admit though that I do love the fall colors and I’m feeling a bit energized because of this cooler weather, colder weather.
And I want to remind you all that this is a great time of year for a health reset. I’ve been talking a little bit about reset in the last couple of weeks as we head into ‘back to school’ and ‘back to work’. And I say why not ‘back to a little bit better health practices’? I don’t know about you, but COVID, and the usual summer antics challenged my health practices a little bit. I learned how to make COVID bread, so I’m eating a lot more bread than I usually do. And throughout self isolation, I fully admit, like many people, to having consumed a lot more wine than I normally would.
My health reset starts this week. I’m doing a little bit of a nutrition cleanse, if you will, eating no flour, sugar, dairy, or alcohol for about a week. And you might say, “Oh my gosh, why would you torture yourself?” But I’m telling you right now that it’s a great way to just check in with the types of foods that might be causing energy drains. So, no flour, sugar, dairy, alcohol. I’m sleeping better, I’m feeling less lethargic during the day, I’m more energetic, mentally, physically, and cognitively, which is very interesting.
People always joke, “Why would you give up wine?” But I’m a big believer that every now and then we have to give our bodies a break from that. And if you can’t go more than a couple days without your wine, then you might need to really think about what your motivation is behind that.
I’m also doing a bit of a sleep reset, so I’m trying to get to bed at a decent hour and I’m working on my sleep hygiene. This video shares about that. Sleep is a daytime problem. What you do during the day impacts your sleep at night.
And how about your exercise? Right now I’m committing to at least 30 minutes of movement a day, even when I’m busy, especially when I’m busy. And I fully admit that Islay-puppy here makes that a lot easier because she has demands for walks at least twice a day. And so I’m trying to do at least a half an hour with her, which is honestly helping to get me off my desk-laden butt and get some fresh air more often than I have been. That feels good.
What are the ways that you can commit to a health reset? It can happen in small steps. It can happen with exercise, nutrition, sleep, even hydration. Heck, just drink more water. Share your ideas and comments below. Don’t forget to sign up for my socials below too, because my new book, The Success Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life and Really Get Sh!t Done, is coming out on October 27th. I’ve got some really fun pre-order bonuses available coming up mid-October. Make sure you sign up, share this blog with somebody who might need reminders about a health reset. If you’ve got questions about anything related to health, success, energy, or otherwise, share them with me as well, because I might make it into a video in the weeks and months ahead.
Until next time, I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you that you’ve got one chance to do this life. I say Dare to Live it Big and dare to take time to reset your health once in a while, because man, it feels good! (Even though I’m wearing a toque and a jacket, I still have this. She’s my little sanity saver there. Look. Hey, Islay, say, “Hi.” Puppy-puppy. She’s teething.) Yeah. Real world problems. Until next time.
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