It’s great to exercise and eat good food. It’s also important to take a break every so often and let loose. Every culture has some sort of safety valve to let off steam – Mardi Gras, Carnival, Bacchanalia – and they have these things for a reason. That reason is that you need to take it easy every once in a while.
I’m not saying you should down a fifth of Jack as a chaser for your McDonald’s french fry and bacon smoothie but everyone needs a little down time to recharge the batteries and get some new thoughts and experiences.
We at The Blog Diet celebrate the human and humans aren’t machines. There’s more to life than living in your cube answering email.
Find the time to relax. It’s a good tip.
One of the tenants of the Blog Diet is doing a little more than you have to. When presented with an escalator, elevator, or stairs you should opt to take the stairs. If you just see stairs, take two at a time. Will you break a sweat? Well, unless you are climbing a Mayan temple or work on the 28th floor of an office building chances are you won’t be perspiring much. But what you will be doing is setting a standard which you can unconsciously apply to your other activities.
Say you are on the treadmill. You can set it for 45 minutes or if you follow the “take the stairs principle” you might set it for 50 minutes. By doing a little more you get a lot more out. It’s not much but cumulatively you can see where I’m going with this.
And if you want to apply this tip to other aspects of your life you’ll benefit as well. Do a bit more than you have to and you’ll eventually be pretty surprised at what you can accomplish.