Health and Conscious Decision Making

2 years, 5 months ago

Hey HEthens,
I just moved to New York City, and damn am I busy. Because I’m on the go 24/7, I’m starting to loose touch with my healthy decision making and it’s been difficult for me to slow down long enough to be fully aware of my bodily needs (ie sleeping enough, knowing when I’m hungry, dehydrated, etc.) I’ve stopped exercising completely and I’m really starting to feel unhealthy. Does anyone have tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with such a packed schedule, or any motivators to stay in shape and aware of my bodily needs?

September 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

Profile photo of DANM!! DANM!! (@deej) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

@seelifebe, Howabout just starting? I do p90x, just started back up after a long break. The thing that gets me to exercise is starting and knowing that once I “press play” I won’t stop, I mean I’ve already started what am I going to do? Give up??
For your healthy diet, try to imagine your entire experience of the food: chewing, what if feels like when it sits there in your stomach, is there any type of uncomfortable feelings in your gut with the particular food? I say just listen to your body! I really like Pepsi so even when I have a choice between water or Pepsi sometimes I can feel the acidic feeling in my esophagus from the carbonic acid or the bad flavor on my tounge. When you think of it this way you are givin yourself what you want instead if withholding something good from yourself!

Profile photo of dana dana (@danalea) 2 years, 5 months ago ago

when i was a student in chicago i had a similar issue. here are some of the things i came up with to stay healthy:

1) take the stairs whenever possible. I would only take an elevator to class if i was running late, and sometimes, when its crowded, stairs are faster.

2) get off the train a stop or two early, if you have extra time.

3) when you go grocery shopping only buy healthy foods. an obvious over all health conscious decision wither you’re busy or not. but i would try to buy whole foods that would go in my bag and could stay there for a snack when i wanted, like a carrot or apple. when you make breakfast, just put one in your bag so your not stopping at 7/11 for donuts or something.

4) calculate sleep. personally, i know i need at least 6 hours of sleep. if i need to be up by 7, then i make sure im in bed by 12:30. that gives me 6 hours plus 30 min to fall asleep and wake during the night.

5) working out side. i don’t know what you’re doing, but i would do my home work out side when possible. its nice not to be inside all day. its also important to try to schedule some chill time. now that i think of it scheduling my time was very helpful… tip 5.5

6) i never did this, but my roommate would make a few healthy dishes in large enough portions to last her a week on sunday. so she always had a good lunch and dinner set when she had no time to cook.

7) invest in a refillable water bottle. keep it with you always. i was never a big water drinking til i got one, and had no idea i was so dehydrated. i always have a water bottle with me

Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This


The Darkness

The Darkness Are you tired of this shit? Tired of your safe and mundane existence? Tired of pretending to care? What if you just gave up? What if you just did not give a fuck anymore? How liberating would that feel?...


How can I get along with people

its been my problem for ever.I can’t get along with i got into big argument with my classmate in front of whole class.I was humiliated.I can’t have good conversations with anybody.I feel like...



If every base fellow had seen the thorn in the heart , when would sorrows gain the upper hand over any one Rumi





taking acid for the first time

I’m taking acid Monday for the first time. I’m a little nervous. I’ve done shrooms n I don’t like the heavy body buzz I get. Is acid like that? Will I be able to function? Is there any way to stop...


Consumption of psychedelic drugs.

I always wanted to try drugs. So I did some research online about different kinds of drugs. What fascinated me was ‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’. I read everything about it where i can find it, what effects it can have...


An interesting thought

My friends and I had this debate “Johnny is 10 years old and goes into a coma for a year. When he wakes up he has no health issues and seems perfectly normal.BUT he describes the most vivid dream where he lived out...


sunny days

something worth saying whats a life worth paying cash card or in sane dashboard crashsting macbook lacking a state of relaxing programmed to smack me no high all laughing some times on blast sing hear me i am king steer...


No Porn: No Masturbation: 30 Days

I’m signing up. I’ve been reading some articles on that YourBrainOnPorn site. I do it like twice a week. But I do it like 3 times in a row. So I guess thats 6 times a week. Shit. Folks, Tomorrow will be my...


Additive Free Enlightenment

Seriously…I love this site, and the community…But I wish there were more people here who believe that things like LSD, MDMA, Ayahuasca, THC, ect ect (endless list I swear) are not the only paths, (or for that...


This isn't a community site

I haven’t been here for nearly a year tonight I thought it would be charming to revisit this great site that really aided to my personal growth in my odd coming of age years I am sad to see the commercialized...


Spring of faith

Your trust in me, to full degree is equal to and limited by your urge to let yourself be free So riddle me this, how free am I? when watching you with sketchy eyes, dark and weary, lost, afraid full of this unhealthy...


Share your soundcloud (Or any original music) here

One of my friends just turned me on to soundcloud the other day and I think it is a cool way for musicians to share their music. If anybody has a soundcloud or another type of original music page that they want to share...


The End-all, Be-all Answer

Conclusions.. tips.. solutions Seems like lately all I see is people focused on answering life’s great questions.. I finally remembered my log in for HE, but I see all the updates on my fb. I had not been active on...


[Official] Site-Wide February Meditation Challenge!

Welcome to the first of many monthly HE 30 day challenges! We ran a poll to choose the challenge, and the winner was meditation, with dream journaling as a close second. The rules are simple: 1) Meditate at least once...