Healthy Living: Ways To Better Maintain Yourself

Healthy living isn’t a luxury reserved for the fitness experts. Anybody can make steps towards better looking after themselves and it doesn’t require a strenuous daily workout at the gym or a crash diet consisting solely of fruit and vegetables. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is about adopting a consistent routine centered around taking care of your body and mind.

Think of maintaining your health in the same way as maintaining your car; you need to keep it running on a frequent basis but you shouldn’t overexert it if you want to avoid damage. Oh, and regular check-ups are a smart idea. Here are some ways in which you could better maintain yourself if you want to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Remaining Optimistic When You Just Aren’t Feeling It

A wonderful reminder from Terri of the Reclaiming HOPE blog of the importance of self-care ♥

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ABCs of Remaining Optimistic

The last couple of weeks have been tough — a monster headache last week, and this week, I had the worst fibro flare I’ve had in a long time. I’ve spent all week just trying to get through each day. On days like these, it’s really hard to feel very optimistic, but one of the building blocks of my HOPE plan is optimism, so I need to find a way to be optimistic even if I don’t feel it.

Why would optimism be important to living well with chronic pain, or any chronic illness for that matter? The definition of optimism on Dicitionary.com is this: “a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.” I’m not talking about unicorns and glitter here — I’m talking about feeling that I can do something to improve the way I…

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