5-Pillar Friday: February 22, 2019

Your weekly roundup of insights and tips from The Life Delicious’ 5 wellness pillars:

  1. Mindset

  2. Movement

  3. Nutrition

  4. Sleep

  5. Connection


The Life Delicious helps you create feel-good brain chemistry and hardwire healthy habits – by shifting the way you think, move, eat, sleep and connect – so you can lead a pleasurable and productive life.⁣


MINDSET

MINDSET >>> I just love using the #CuriosityMindset! It's such a powerful way to create an upward spiral. Whenever you become aware that you're feeling discomfort, resistance, worry, unhappiness, restlessness, overwhelmed or guilt, give yourself the time and space to create a constructive, empowering QUESTION about your situation. Questions that start with HOW and WHERE are a great place to start! How did this feeling arise? Where did it come from? How can you shift it? Where can you look for applicable resources?  #TheLifeDelicious curriculum shares 7 different mindset shifts to transform the way you think, act and LIVE:⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Challenge Mindset⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Connection Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Curiosity Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. Good-Enough Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. Growth Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Positivity Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. Recovery Mindset⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀

MINDSET >>> I just love using the #CuriosityMindset! It's such a powerful way to create an upward spiral. Whenever you become aware that you're feeling discomfort, resistance, worry, unhappiness, restlessness, overwhelmed or guilt, give yourself the time and space to create a constructive, empowering QUESTION about your situation. Questions that start with HOW and WHERE are a great place to start! How did this feeling arise? Where did it come from? How can you shift it? Where can you look for applicable resources?

#TheLifeDelicious curriculum shares 7 different mindset shifts to transform the way you think, act and LIVE:⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Challenge Mindset⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Connection Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Curiosity Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Good-Enough Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Growth Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Positivity Mindset ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. Recovery Mindset⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀


NUTRITION

NUTRITION >>> Tonight's dessert was inspired by the DELICIOUS baked stuffed apples at our @oakbaybeachhotel wellness weekend dinner! ⁣ ⁣ I cored the apples, placed them in a roasting dish with a 1/4 inch of water in the bottom, stuffed them with a mixture of chopped walnuts, oats, raisins and ground flax seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and then roasted them at 350F for an hour. SO GOOD! ⁣

NUTRITION >>> Tonight's dessert was inspired by the DELICIOUS baked stuffed apples at our @oakbaybeachhotel wellness weekend dinner! ⁣

I cored the apples, placed them in a roasting dish with a 1/4 inch of water in the bottom, stuffed them with a mixture of chopped walnuts, oats, raisins and ground flax seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and then roasted them at 350F for an hour. SO GOOD! ⁣


MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT >>> RAWR!! #TLDalumni Dr. Michele Foster shares her take on fitness, food and the #GoodEnoughMindset! ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “…this year, I decided to do something different. Instead of setting specific goals, I’m focusing on a more basic approach, day by day, asking myself “will this [insert food/activity/extra-curricular etc] bring me joy?” In much the same way that Marie Kondo has inspired many to de-clutter their homes using this approach, it seems fitting that we can apply a similar principle in life–simplification! ⁣I have identified some of the things that are most important in my life, and am focusing my time and attention on those things. Of course, there are always those resident physician obligations–exams, call, or grand rounds presentations to name a few–which may not always bring us joy. ⁣I am learning to take a more positive outlook to this, by remembering that practicing medicine is a privilege and yes, there are more than a few hurdles to jump over before we have earned that privilege. ⁣So this year, why not try banishing the all-or-nothing mentality? Sure, I may not have made it to my 6 a.m. spin class, but rather than being self-critical for the rest of the day, I’ll take the stairs, and stop worrying about it! And when I get home, I will probably watch Netflix, and may even indulge in a glass of wine, guilt-free.” ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the rest of Dr. Foster’s post, “New Year, New Mentality”, here:  https://para-ab.ca/residentphysicianblog/  ⁣⠀⠀

MOVEMENT >>> RAWR!! #TLDalumni Dr. Michele Foster shares her take on fitness, food and the #GoodEnoughMindset! ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“…this year, I decided to do something different. Instead of setting specific goals, I’m focusing on a more basic approach, day by day, asking myself “will this [insert food/activity/extra-curricular etc] bring me joy?” In much the same way that Marie Kondo has inspired many to de-clutter their homes using this approach, it seems fitting that we can apply a similar principle in life–simplification! ⁣I have identified some of the things that are most important in my life, and am focusing my time and attention on those things. Of course, there are always those resident physician obligations–exams, call, or grand rounds presentations to name a few–which may not always bring us joy. ⁣I am learning to take a more positive outlook to this, by remembering that practicing medicine is a privilege and yes, there are more than a few hurdles to jump over before we have earned that privilege. ⁣So this year, why not try banishing the all-or-nothing mentality? Sure, I may not have made it to my 6 a.m. spin class, but rather than being self-critical for the rest of the day, I’ll take the stairs, and stop worrying about it! And when I get home, I will probably watch Netflix, and may even indulge in a glass of wine, guilt-free.” ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Read the rest of Dr. Foster’s post, “New Year, New Mentality”, here: https://para-ab.ca/residentphysicianblog/ ⁣⠀⠀


CONNECTION

CONNECTION >>> Every wonderful box checked over the weekend:⁣  ✅ Time to myself⁣  ✅ Time with our little family⁣  ✅ Time in nature⁣ ⁣

CONNECTION >>> Every wonderful box checked over the weekend:⁣

✅ Time to myself⁣

✅ Time with our little family⁣

✅ Time in nature⁣


SLEEP

SLEEP >>> A word on #AMrituals + BARRIERS: if you want to be successful at achieving your dreams, you must become proficient at both⁣⁣ removing barriers that stand in the way of practicing positive, constructive habits AND⁣⁣ creating barriers that stand in the way of your negative, destructive habits.  My #AMrituals have been a little off kilter lately! It’s been tough to stick to a regular routine because Bronwyn is not sticking to a regular sleep schedule (tsk, tsk). However, I’m doing the best I can by breaking and making barriers:⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BREAKING: what to wear? too loud to get organized? put everything out in a tidy pile the night before!  MAKING: absolutely no food, drink or screens after 9pm so I can get the best sleep possible.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Practicing #AMrituals sets me up for a day of self-care success, which allows me to sleep better at night, and on goes the upward spiral! ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀

SLEEP >>> A word on #AMrituals + BARRIERS: if you want to be successful at achieving your dreams, you must become proficient at both⁣⁣ removing barriers that stand in the way of practicing positive, constructive habits AND⁣⁣ creating barriers that stand in the way of your negative, destructive habits.

My #AMrituals have been a little off kilter lately! It’s been tough to stick to a regular routine because Bronwyn is not sticking to a regular sleep schedule (tsk, tsk). However, I’m doing the best I can by breaking and making barriers:⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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BREAKING: what to wear? too loud to get organized? put everything out in a tidy pile the night before!

MAKING: absolutely no food, drink or screens after 9pm so I can get the best sleep possible.⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Practicing #AMrituals sets me up for a day of self-care success, which allows me to sleep better at night, and on goes the upward spiral! ⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀