Hump Day!

Wednesday is known as “Hump Day”, it is the farthest we get from either the weekend past or the weekend ahead.  I like to look at days a little differently, not in relation to weekends.  If you are constantly “working for the weekend” you will be missing out on 70% of life!

Monday – Breakfast of the Week

I like to think of monday as the “Breakfast” of the week.  It’s the most important day of the week, just like breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day.  If you build up momentum and enthusiasm on a monday, it will carry you through the rest of the week, feeding you with power and energy to be as productive as possible.

Starting off with a crappy monday is like eating a terrible breakfast, it leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth and no energy to continue on.

Tuesday – Riding the Wave

On Tuesday you should be riding the wave of a powerful and forceful monday experience.  All your projects (big or small) that you’ve started on monday should be underway or facing completion.  Keep the momentum going, be productive, get some things accomplished, and feel enthusiastic about the week ahead.

Wednesday – The Hump

Wednesday does need some special treatment.  It may be that you’ve finished projects and need new ones, or it may be you are facing difficulty and want to give up.  We must face wednesday like a new monday, like a new rocket blast.  Get your fruit, get your coffee, get your focus, and blast off!  Treat wednesday like a new launching pad!  Finish projects, find new ones!

Thursday and Friday – Reflective Reading by the Fire

Now if we’ve done the previous days right, we should be able to face thursday and friday with ease.  Either we have plenty of work to do (continuing the weeks assignments and projects) or we are winding down.  In either case this is a perfect time to continue working and planning for the next week.  Relax, we’ve been productive, efficient, and successful.  Now we get to reflect on what we did, didn’t do, and can do in the future.

Also take some time to look at the weekend, not as an escape, but as a way to accomplish even more.  Whether it be with family, or friends, or at the gym, or on side projects, or even if its just laundry and cleaning your room!

-CG

Importance of Stretching

Even health professionals have to be reminded of the importance of stretching.  Similar to drinking water, it is a crucial aspect of daily life, and many of us do not do as much as we should.

Yoga

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, Yoga is about breathing, first and foremost.  However, stretching is also part of it.  If you don’t already practice yoga, give it a try, it tried it once and never looked back.  Yoga is awesome!  If you go to a class with a good instructor, the stretches you get are going to be much better than trying to do it alone.

Touch Your Toes

Even this simple gesture of touching your toes (or trying to), can go a long way.  This help blood flow, which can avoid the onset of diabetes and other dangers like embolisms and deep vein thrombosis (my aunt passed away from this after sitting on an airline flight for hours without stretching, trust me, its important).

Get Outside

Get out and walk around, and while your at it, stretch a little bit.  It’s not the 60 second stretches that your physical trainer would like, but it helps, plus you are outside, walking and exercising, getting fresh air.

Trust me, this will make your life better!

Till next time,

-CG

Health and Wellbeing with Claudia Gunkel

Hi All,

My name is Claudia and I’m a german health enthusiast.  I have been involved in social media and web marketing in the past, but I’ve decided to make my blog about mental and physical well being.  I love fitness, much more than boring marketing.

This blog will be a place for me to share fitness tips and advice.  I hope you all find it useful!

-CG