Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: The Mid-Week Slump and How to Beat it
When the middle of the week rolls around, how are you usually feeling? A little worn out or overwhelmed? That’s not unusual, but you don’t have to just accept it.
Here at Nuez de la India, we stress the importance of treating not only your body, but your mind with healthy, harmonious respect—because the health of your mind and body are inextricably intertwined. If you’re here, you are already starting to make that connection. But forming new healthy habits can be difficult. Products like our slimming seeds and supplements ease the journey, but there’s even more you can do. And one of the first steps to a healthier lifestyle is identifying your pain points. If the mid-week slump is one of yours, we’ve got some ideas to help you.
Set Your Alarm Half an Hour Early
Hear us out. Getting up earlier might seem counter-intuitive at first—but mornings, like the middle of the week, are all too often a hectic, overwhelming time. A mere thirty minutes of extra time can give you the much needed time and space to breathe and take stock of your week thus far.
And if you’re worried about losing thirty minutes of sleep, our next tip will help you with that, too.
Have a Special Tuesday Evening Routine
Many of us wake up Monday and feel that we’re about to run a marathon, with Friday as the finish line. This mentality is one of the fundamental causes of the mid-week slump. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Offset your early morning wake up on Wednesday with an early bedtime Tuesday. Make that early bedtime a special event.
Engage in self care—surround yourself with peace and soothing practices on Tuesday evenings. Integrate your Nuez de la India supplementation into your evening routine. Read a few pages of a favorite book, light a scented candle and take a bubble bath—make Tuesday evenings about decompression to put your mind and body in a receptive state for a fresh start on Wednesday morning.
Have a Special Wednesday Lunch
Whether your routine is a local cafe or brown-bagging it, shake it up on Wednesday. Many of us find the mid-week slump a tempting time to cheat on our diets or abandon our healthy routines, but it’s not because of a lack of will-power that you hit up the fast food drive through. It’s a misguided attempt at self-care. Instead, make your Wednesday lunch a healthy treat to look forward to, instead of dying yourself until you crack.
Maybe there’s a gourmet salad place or a sushi joint you wouldn’t usually treat yourself to, or a lunch you pack at home that would normally take a little longer than your usual sandwich to prepare. Today is the day to spend the extra few dollars or fifteen minutes to take care of yourself. And not only will you have a special treat to look forward to, you’ll feel energized and motivated by choosing something that’s good for your health.