The Springs “Life Hack” Relaxation & Wellness Guide

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1. Whenever you wake up naturally in the morning and realize you could go back to sleep for 20 more minutes and/or hit snooze, avoid doing so. You will not get any real benefits for the additional 5-20 minutes of sleep.

2. Start the day by drinking water as soon as you wake up. The amount isn’t as important as the actual drinking. Most people are severely dehydrated and don’t drink nearly enough water during and throughout and after their day. Hunger, fatigue, headaches, and irritation are actually very potent signs that your body needs water. This way, drink first and you’re already ahead of the game.

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3. Avoid constant snacking. If you’re hungry, eat. But don’t continually graze and eat all throughout your day. Your body will be constantly digesting and diverting energy to digestion. Instead, be sure you’re hydrated (usually hunger is actually a desire for hydration – fresh pressed juices are also a brilliant way to satiate an appetite) then eat a meal that will satisfy you fully instead of little bites that don’t do much in the way of satisfying you.

4. Throughout the day: inhale, exhale, and repeat. Any time you feel overwhelmed, angry, or stressed, go outside by a tree or sit in a bathroom stall to be alone and practice slow and deep breathing for 1 minute.

5. Prioritize your tasks. Respond to the more important things first and the least important ones later. You don’t have to do everything right now. Make eating, sleeping, quiet time, and things that make you happy top priorities.

6. Love what you do and give thanks for what you have. Every morning and evening, write or speak 5 things you are grateful for. Gratitude inspires joy and abundance.

7. When in doubt, go to The Springs.

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