Relax with family medicine physician Bindia Gandhi, MD
20:30: It’s Monday at 8:30pm and all three of my kids are finally asleep. The lights are dim in our house while I prepare what they need for tomorrow and plan my day: make lunch and breakfast, pack bags for school/work, etc. Then I take my evening supplements (magnesium) with a large glass of water.
20:45: I realize that I haven’t taken all my steps today, so I get on the treadmill and take another 3,000 steps to reach my goal of 10,000 steps. I completed the 30 minute walk, I feel accomplished and proud of it.
21:19: I start my beauty routine before bed. I brush my teeth, wash my face, use my red light wand, take out my contact phones and prepare to relax.
21:28: I take water to keep by my bed in case I need it when I wake up in the morning. I empty my bladder because I don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night.
21:33: I take one last look at my phone to listen to the binaural beats as I meditate. (Sometimes I listen to a meditation on one of my many apps, but this time I really just want to listen and take a nap.) I think about my tasks for tomorrow and everything that needs to be done this week. I have an eye mask when I meditate and it feels good.
10 pm: I sleep
5:00 am: My alarm goes off because I need to wake up to feed my baby. I feed her, we cuddle, and then I put her to bed.
5:45 am: I get out of bed, drink my first large glass of water and start getting ready for the day. I wake up, brush my teeth, take off my contact lenses, wash up and get ready for practice.
6:10 am: I start a 40 minute strength training session.
6:50 am: I’m in the shower at 6:50, ready to get my girls up and ready by 7:15.