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health informationDo you ever feel completely overwhelmed with all the information bombarding you from social media?

I do!  In fact, when it comes to certain topics I just want to throw up my hands, walk away and give up.

Those certain topics for me are blogging and health information.  Titles like “I made $5000 dollars a month my first year of blogging” make me feel as if I have failed and failed badly.  Then I remind myself that nothing can make me feel like a failure unless I allow it!

Concerning health and wellness, there are so many books and articles and blog posts about how to do it right that your mind starts to swirl.  I read one book that said you should only eat within a specific 8 hour period each day, another book stating we should eat a little something every 2 hours.  I remember when low fat was the popular diet to follow.  And of course, “you can’t eat eggs, the cholesterol will kill you,” to “oops, sorry, that was a little over the top, you may now have an egg!”

Health information overload getting you down? This one simple tip is just what you need to get back on track! #health #healthinformation #TuesdayThoughts #babyboomers Click To Tweet

I read this recently and I loved the simplicity of it.  It’s called the Self Principle.


Self Principle

Set yourself up for success with these simple tips:

S – Sleep: Get at least seven hours and try to wake and go to bed at the same time every day.

E – Exercise: Get 30 minutes a day, preferably in the morning or midday to kick-start your metabolism.

L – Love: Have feelings of gratitude for everything you have, do and give.

F – Food: Make vegetables and lean protein the priority in your diet.

Source: Dr. Sean Hashmi


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Four steps that I’m convinced would make a difference in our lives if we would follow them.  I shared them with you because I’m sure there is someone else out there suffering from information overload just like me.  This just might be the simple little principle that works for us.

Do you get overwhelmed with information overload?

What are the topics that exasperate you the most?

Have a wonderful week and remember “SELF”!




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Barrie January 30, 2018, 10:50 am

Thanks for simplifying it! Love the SELF! I’m printing it out and putting in on our fridge.

Teresa February 1, 2018, 10:26 am

Thank you, Barrie! Simple always works best for me!

Donna January 30, 2018, 10:19 pm

Health-information overload? Check! Blog-like-me overload? Double-check! Your post was just what I needed right now! Thank you for sharing this on Sue and Leanne’s new Link Up. I look forward to reading more!

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:18 pm

Thank you Donna, I’m glad to hear my post was helpful.

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond January 30, 2018, 10:53 pm

Loved this Teresa and you are spot on. There is just way too much information around these days and it is so easy to get overwhelmed. I loved your Self Principle points and agree they do make a positive difference to our lives. Thank you so much for sharing and being part of our first Midlife Share the Love party and hope to see you next week.

Also, I would love you to be a guest writer for my Over 50 & Thriving series so if you could email me on I can send you the details.

Have a great day! #MSTL #midlifesharethelove

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:19 pm

Thank you Sue! I would love to be a guest writer on your series and will be sending an email your way.

Leanne | January 31, 2018, 1:04 am

That’s a really useful acronym isn’t it Teresa? I am trying to shed a few Midlife kilos atm and it’s hard work. All those gorgeous, lithe, toned yummy mummies who have all the answers aren’t doing it for me. I’ve gone back to “slow and steady wins the race” as my motivation for the year ahead. Thanks so much for linking up at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my social media.

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:46 pm

Thank you, Leanne. I’ve lost weight the wrong way in the past and I don’t want to make that mistake again because it never lasts.

Jo Castro January 31, 2018, 2:54 am

Super simple tips and timely as I’ve become bogged down with So Much Information about health and blogging too! So thank you for the reminder! I loved your Pin, so I’ve pinned that too.

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:48 pm

I hope they help because, wow, the info out there is mind-boggling!

Gena Cornett January 31, 2018, 5:30 am

What a great way to keep it simple! Going back to the fundamentals is always the best way to succeed.

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:49 pm

Thanks Gena! I agree, too extreme never works for long.

Cherie January 31, 2018, 5:50 am

I too love the simplicity of this, and it is good solid tried and true health information. The absolute basics. Now, if I could only get some good sleep!!

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:52 pm

Sleep can be a tough one can’t it! I usually don’t have a hard time sleeping, but my husband certainly does. If he wakes up and starts thinking about work, he might as well get up because he’s not going back to sleep. He is retiring this summer so hopefully, his sleep will improve.

Helen Reynolds January 31, 2018, 11:50 am

Thank you! This is a great tip. It is easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged. I will take on this mantra!

Teresa January 31, 2018, 1:53 pm

I hope it works well for you. We can repeat SELF and remind ourselves what each letter stands for!

Nikki Gwin January 31, 2018, 2:04 pm

Teresa, YES! I feel that way about so many things and not just health and blogging. I truly wonder what makes these bloggers such experts at the subjects they talk about, especially when a lot of them are just 20 years old.
Now I sound like an old fogie.
But then, as my daddy said, what choice do I have? I am an old fogie.
🙂 gwingal

Teresa February 1, 2018, 10:25 am

Hi Nikki, I’m glad you could relate! I’m an old fogie too, but there are an awful lot of us out there and we are important, valuable and have life experiences that give us wisdom that the younger ones don’t have! Yeah for old fogies!!

Jennifer Jones January 31, 2018, 5:16 pm

Love your an acronym. Covers all we need to remember. As I am ageing I realise that’s what it’s all about – moderation and being kind to ourselves.Exercise is important to me but I’m over dieting. Even though I could lose a few kilos. My main focus is health and fitness these days. And those bloggers with fabulous ‘make money’ ideas drive me nuts! I’m not interested in monetising my blog but they did make me feel inferior for a while. I’ve learnt to ignore them now

Teresa February 1, 2018, 10:20 am

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Jennifer. My focus now also is not dieting but learning to live a healthy lifestyle. I know intense exercise isn’t going to work for me, but I can make sure I can walk 30 minutes a day.

Linda Barnby | Friends Over Fifty Guide To Life January 31, 2018, 10:28 pm

Love the acronym and the simplicity of this sage advice. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa February 1, 2018, 10:14 am

Simple always works best for me! Thank you for stopping by.

Christie Hawkes February 2, 2018, 8:08 pm

Thanks for the simple tips. As you said, we have a tendency to make things way too complicated. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I enjoy co-hosting with you.

Teresa February 3, 2018, 9:16 am

Thank you, Christie! I enjoy co-hosting with you and getting to know you also.

Amy February 3, 2018, 10:12 am

Those 4 tips are the absolute truth. People make it a lot more complicated than it really is, especially with some of the new diets out there right now! TFS!

Teresa February 4, 2018, 11:58 pm

I agree Amy, and when it gets too complicated, I for one get overwhelmed and give up!

Kalpana February 28, 2018, 4:21 am

This makes absolute sense. Thanks for summing it up and keeping it simple.

Teresa February 28, 2018, 8:51 pm

Thank you! Simple always works best!


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