Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Drink room temperature water when possible, as it absorbs best. Avoid ice water and cold foods that shock the spleen and stomach muscles, which slows down digestion. Cold smoothies and protein shakes can also be a shock to your body. Try adding a cup of warm green tea at the end of the blending process to avoid extreme temperatures. Infuse room temperature water with lemon slices, cucumber slices and/or mint leaves for a refreshing flavor.
While some people do not like to drink fluids because of the frequent trips to the bathroom. However, the exercise gained from walking to and from the bathroom is a good way to build in regular breaks from your work. Urine should be fairly clear when you are well hydrated.
You may also want to consider the container you use for drinking. It is best to use a "green" container that is reusable and BPA free to avoid harmful toxins.