I was amazed when I started doing just a few small organizational steps every day on how it made things so much better. I am sure many, if not all of us have had those mornings where everything we need is nowhere to be found. Be it our keys, wallet, purse, shoes, phone, phone charger and etc. After years of rushing around in the morning like a chicken with his head cut off, I decided to make a few changes, and what a difference. Now many people will say these are basic things we all should be doing anyway, I agree, but easy simple things we all should know and do are the things we all rarely do and that things that cause the most frustration.
So, I decided that every time I came in the house the keys went on a hook or in a bowl on the front table by the door. I have a central charging place, for me it is my studio where phones, laptops and my blue tooth are charged every single night. It has been such a plus to have this ease of finding stuff that nights where I FORGOT, I will get out of bed and make sure everything is where it should be. For many people getting dressed, not the act of getting dressed, but finding something to wear can eat up a ton of time in the morning. This may be time you do not have pending on the amount of times you and your snooze alarm do the morning tango. I have decided to make it easy and lay out my clothes the night before. Easy you say, yes of course, but how many mornings have you been late due to not having clothes ready or nothing to wear, or nothing that fit?
Packing a lunch the night before is also time saving, and money from your pocket saving because if you have nothing, you will most likely spend too much on food that will most likely be No good for you. So yes I will agree that these are the most basic organizational skills, but they are also simple things that when applied can make a hectic morning move much more smoothly.
Allergy season is in full bloom, no pun intended in the southwest,actually all around the country as of now. When we in the south west are lucky enough to have a little extra rainfall during the winter months, it is amazing the beautiful spring that we get to enjoy, but the powerful pollen season comes along with it. Most people that have lived in the south west for many years are ready for each upcoming allergy season, but then we still have a lot of people that are blindsided every year, even though the previous year they were hit heavy by the annoying symptoms.
Let's face it, the allergy season is going to come at us every year, and for some people it is not even an issue, but some of us, we suffer. Interestingly enough, I am allergy sufferer, but over the years I have actually had seasons that I felt no ill effects of the pollen, and other years I never thought the season would end. What I have learned and committed to a yearly routine is to do the preparatory work needed to help me get through.
A few tips that can make your allergy season smoother and tolerable are as follows.
1- Drink at least 8-10 glasses of fresh clean water daily. Water not only hydrates your body, but it adds moisture to help to thin mucous and phlegm.
2- Limit your complex carbohydrates, sugar and dairy foods, and instead concentrate on protein, fresh green vegetables and fruits for the months of intense pollination in your area.
3- Drink fresh squeezed juices, and herbal teas-hot or cold for added hydration.
4- Make sure to change your air filters in your home every two weeks, and have a large garbage bag at the filter change site, and put the filter in the bag. This will keep you from dropping dust, dirt and pollen from the old filter on the way through the house to put in garbage. This way it is sealed and there is no chance of redepositing the collected debris back in the air.
5- Make sure to exercise, as the increasing of cardiovascular exercise helps to keep your lungs stronger and help your breathing.
6-Make sure you are getting a quality nights sleep. If this is a problem area, consult your health food store for healthy strong formulas to knock you out naturally.
7-Do a cleanse. Doing a cleanse during allergy season can do amazing things for your health, and truly make a difference in keeping you healthier as old waste and toxins leave the body.
8-One of the most important things is to leave shoes at the door and if you have been outside all day, remove your clothes in the laundry room, and do not sit on furniture or lay on the bed and deposit the outdoor pollen in your home.
Just a few changes and alterations to our routine can make a huge difference in the quality of our health during the allergy season. Although the pollen and plants are different throughout the country, the tips will apply anywhere during you allergy season.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
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