You know you need to take care of yourself. We’re practically beat over the head with the message that we can’t take care of anyone else unless we take care of ourselves. “Put your own oxygen mask on first,” the experts tell us, referring both to airplane safety and daily life management.
But what does it mean to take care of yourself?
Eat well. Exercise. Get plenty of rest. Right?
That’s the message I have heard over and over again.
From there it gets a little muddy.
By the way - what does it mean to “eat well”? Because one magazine says that I need to eat only whole foods, Weight Watchers says I can eat whatever I want, and my friend swears that gluten is from the devil.
I have similar mixed feelings about exercise. I hate running, but I know several people who are passionate about it. And should I do it everyday to build a habit - or three times a week to keep my muscles guessing? I can find sources on the Internet to support either option.
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