Stay mentally healthy by keeping informed.

Stay mentally healthy by keeping informed.

Yes, it is absolutely true it that there are people out there who seem to be luckier in business than others or who seem to never get sick, but for the most part those who succeed in life are those who make their own luck. This means that they working on some aspect of self-improvement every morning so that they can work in increments towards accomplishing a greater goal in life. Sometimes these goals are about business success and other times about spending more time with friends or family or simply learning how to practice more effective daily self-care

It does seem here are some people who are naturally able to organize their life or have a talent for keeping their things to do list in their head. However, most of us are more likely to daydream about making plans or simply forget the plans we were so excited to dream about the night before. This can lead to feelings of stress and feeling rushed in the morning.

Here is a 7-Step Morning Routine to commit to that can help you accomplish your goals.

  1. Get Up a Few Hours Earlier Every Day

Time is your most valuable commodity in life, not love, money or anything else. If you can manage to wake up an hour or two earlier than you normally do then you can use that time to accomplish a bigger goal in increments, such as write a novel, redecorate a room or take a jog through the park to lose some weight. In fact, highly successful people take charge of their lives by waking up as early as 4:00 am in the morning. You don’t have to shock your system by waking up that early in the morning right way. Instead try waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual time for a week, then add another 15 minutes to that and see what happens.

  1. Meditate First Thing In The Morning

Our subconscious mind fills our brains with all kinds of images that may not necessarily be helpful in getting our goals accomplished. Take twenty minutes to breathe deeply and empty their minds of all thoughts. This is like clearing your inner mental chalkboard, so you can receive inspiration about what to do about this. Once you feel, relaxed, calm and clear, then look at your To-Do list (the one that you have hopefully made the night before) and plan and strategize so that your day can have the best possible outcome.

  1. Burn Some Calories First Thing in The Morning

To optimize your wellness you should try to do some sort of exercise for at least twenty minutes every morning. Do yoga, go to the gym for a swim or some circuit training, or take an easy stroll in the park. The idea is to get your body moving, so your blood starts moving so that you wake up. Exercise helps clear your head so you can focus on your goals, be healthier and it also helps you to combat stress as well by helping your brain produce endorphins.

  1. Eat a Good Breakfast

Eating a “good breakfast” means different things to different people, depending on your dietary needs and here at Pinewood health we can help you find the right diet for you through blood testing and other diagnostic methods. Ultimately you should fuel your mind and body with foods that sustain your energy in an even, steady way all day and help you maintain your strength and ideal weight. A “breakfast for champions” should include foods that “feed your head” and regulate your blood sugar and energy levels including:

  • Apples
  • Avocadoes
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Chia seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Fatty Fish (such as salmon, herring, sardines, tuna, herring)
  • Figs
  • Flaxseed
  • Green Tea
  • Hemp Seed
  • Kale
  • Nuts (unless you are allergic to them)
  • Oat Porridge
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Raisins, Craisins or Goji Berries
  • White Beans


It is also a good idea to go ahead and have that cup of tea coffee in the morning as both the caffeine and antioxidants in these beverage helps to light up your brain cells and get it going in the morning. However drink your coffee black to avoid issues with dropping blood sugar.

  1. Know What’s Going On In The World

Part of psychological health is the conviction and knowing that you are part of a bigger plan in the world. Healthy minds always abreast of the latest news. This does not necessarily mean logging onto Facebook and scrolling through other people’s posts to find out what is going on in the world as spending time on an app like Facebook can squander time that could have been spent making moves that progress you to your goals. Sit down with a newspaper to read while you are sipping on your morning cup of tea or coffee or listen to a credible news source on the radio or the television.

  1. Always Look Your Best

Looking your best is part of practicing an attitude of gratitude so make sure that you always dress your best, even if you are not really planning to go out that day. Skip the stretch pants and baggy t-shirt and try to look your best. Being well groomed is a way to be ready for any opportunity that might present itself. This means having washed and brushed hair, wearing make-up and wearing clean clothes. Make sure you always brush your teeth and use mouthwash or deodorant, because you never know when you will need to make a good first impression.

  1. Show Up and Be A Player No Matter What

Bad things happen to good people all the time in life. However, in order for you to stay your course and get things accomplished, you need to know how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and recover after you have had a hard fall. The same is true of emotional or personal situations that you may find upsetting. Find a way to reign in your feelings of failure, frustration or sorrow and show up to work despite everything. Remember that part of consistency is the ability to drag yourself out of bed, even when you are at your lowest and the fake it ‘til you make it. This will not only train your brain back into the mode that it needs to be on to help you be successful and healthy, your courage to go forward will earn you a lot of respect from others,

People who feel like they can’t handle their day or get ahead at all will benefit the most from committing to a consistent morning routine. However if you feel really foggy or disassociated on a regular basis, the problem might be rooted in something that is physicals such as insulin-resistance, nutritional deficiencies or a toxic gut.

For more information about self-improvement, dealing with insulin resistance naturally or to book a consultation about Toronto weight loss, anti-aging, naturopathic testing or other matters, visit the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website that has a list of full services and products at www.pinewoodhealth.caor call our Toronto Office at  (416)-656- 8100.  We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.


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