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Happy Sunday! Sundays are always my favorite day of the week. Just like in one of my favorite movies Silver Linings Playbook, Sundays are the day for starting new, crabby snacks and homemades, and making it a brand new week. So in that spirit, I’m sharing three healthy things you can do in under two minutes: I’m all about progress through baby steps in life and these are three small steps you can start new habits with to start living a better lifestyle. And best of all, they can all take under two minutes. Plus…stay tuned because I’m giving away a $50 Meijer gift card in this post!
Three Healthy Things You Can do in Under Two Minutes TODAY!
#1: Give yourself TWO minutes to get out of bed when your alarm goes off
Believe me, I’m no stranger to hitting that snooze button six or seven times before I finally roll my lazy butt of out bed. In fact, I’ve become such a master at this that I can now get fully ready in 25 minutes before I have to be out the door in the morning. But that’s not the best way to start your day – I’ve started making a habit of giving myself just two minutes to snooze and relax before I get up. I’ve found that this prevents a lot of that “early morning drowsiness” that doesn’t make for a good start to the day!
#2: Spend TWO minutes in meditation
I used to scoff at people who recommended meditation to me but I have to say, they were on something! I’m not one for full on, hours of meditating so instead, I like to do two minutes of meditation first thing in the morning or as part of my nighttime routine. Meditation is an important healthy step in my day because it helps be press pause on life and reflect. Or I highlight chapters of my favorite books to reread, if you have a busy mind like me!
#3: Switch up your toothpaste and actually brush for TWO minutes
After getting my first cavity in seven years this year I realized I had to make some SERIOUS changes in my routine! I recently switched to Tom’s of Maine toothpaste for their antiplaque and whitening natural toothpaste so I can take care of two things at once: white teeth and healthy teeth! And, I make sure to brush for a legit two minutes at least now because investing in oral care now saves you a TON of money down the road! As any Dentist in Sacramento will agree, caring for your mouth by cleaning your teeth regularly using a high-quality toothpaste is fundamental. Tom’s of Maine is a great brand I’ve been hearing more and more buzz about and I see why – I love the clean taste and knowing that I’m treating my sensitive teeth using a toothpaste with safe, natural ingredients.
And now onto the best part…the giveaway! One winner will receive a Meijer $50 giftcard — say what?! Thanks to Meijer for being so generous in sponsoring this post and helping to give back to my readers. Here’s the rules:
-There will be one winner who will be notified by email after the giveaway ends
-Open to residents of the United States only
-Must be aged 18+ in order to enter
-Giveaway begins at the time of publishing this post and ends on July 23, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Thanks for reading!