Rest Is Not A Bad Thing

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Episode 18

We often forget the importance of rest until our body forces us to remember. In this podcast I talk about how I’m staying healthy even in the midst of fighting off sickness.

Rest Is A Gift, Cherish It

If you are anything like me, you often forget to rest until your body reminds you to do so. By force. Coronavirus has sent us home, but that doesn’t mean it has slowed many of us down. 

Four things I am actively reminding myself as I create new to do list every week are:

  • Listen to my body
  • Productivity doesn’t equate to my worth 
  • Overdoing it is just as bad as not doing it at all
  • Even though I may feel guilty when I slow down, rest is not a bad thing

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The soup ingredients

This is not a detailed recipe, but I really just winged it based on what I thought I wanted

  • Freshly diced carrots, celery, onions, and ginger
  • Chicken broth, water, and frozen chicken in pressure cooker for about 15 minutes
  • All of the above in the pressure cooker on high for 20 minutes along with brown rice
  • Adding all the seasonings, but not overdoing it on the spices. Don’t want to risk high blood pressure 🙂
  • Voila, you’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious meal
  • Chopping up or shredding your chicken is ideal as well, do so at your own desire
  • Bonus points, adding hot sauce and cayenne pepper for that extra spice for the stuffy nose

Other healthy items to help with rest and recovery

  • Vitamins 
  • Essential Water 
  • Evolution Fresh Organic Pure Orange Juice 
  • Tea made with ginger, lemon, and hot water
  • Take your temperature at home and get up to 50% off on this electronic thermometer 
  • Other healthy foods include: salmon, spinach, oranges, bananas, pineapples, blueberries, raspberry, strawberry, and blackberries

More tips on getting rest regularly

  • Sleep is very important. It helps our body recover. Read all about how getting adequate rest allows you to rejuvenate in ways you can’t do while you’re awake and active.
  • Listen to what your body is in need of. If you need to change a “shoulder day” workout and hold off to have a yoga session focusing on your hip flexor then do just that.
  • Sometimes we can overdo it with our voices, we need to say less. Literally. Give your voice a break when you feel that tingle happening in your throat
  • Doing nothing is such an underappreciated option we have. Literally, nothing. Not watching TV, not meditating, not talkin, not listening to music. Just do nothing. For any desired amount of time that feels comfortable and allows for you to still function on a regular basis. 

Let Me Know In The Comments Below

  • How do you actively rest?
  • What are you doing to build your immune system?
  • When you are sick, how do you recover?

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