Mastering simple lifestyle habits can be much easier and more effective than traditional resolutions. This is more than just the start of a new season; it’s the perfect time to evaluate your wellness routine and your life in general.
Alternatively, attempting to change more chronic habits like like quitting alcohol, social media, and losing weight, pay attention to the little things, regardless if it is taking time to regularly engage in activities you love, eating more vegetables, or limiting phone usage.
That way, you’ll work towards your long-term goals without feeling overwhelmed, and learn something new about yourself during a less-stressful process. It’s truly a win-win situation.
1. Make it a habit to drink water
Even mild dehydration can affect you mentally and physically. It significantly affects your energy levels and brain function. Staying hydrated is the key to maintaining energy, reducing headaches, and more. Make sure that you get enough water each day. It’s one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Try adding a glass of water on waking and set reminders throughout the day to ensure you finish your allotted quota.
2. Engage in 30 minutes activity of your choice
It’s no secret that moving more helps us to be fitter and healthier. Research shows that as little as 30 minutes of activity per day can offer multiple benefits for cardiovascular health, hormonal health and so much more. You may choose to dance, practice, or go for a walk if you can’t get in a workout. After 30 days you should see improvements in your muscular strength, endurance, and balance. Plus, notice a difference in how your clothes fit winning!
3. Include vegetables in your daily diet
Including vegetables in your meals, every day is extremely important. Veggies are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which help you stay healthy and prevent disease, as well as help you lose weight due to their low-calorie content. 2 cups of vegetables, are advised to be consumed every day, but this can be difficult for some of you. Some of you find it hard to consume enough vegetables each day, while others are uncertain how to prepare them in an appetizing way.
4 Get on a better sleep schedule
Let it be the year that you finally take control of your sleep schedule. Getting proper sleep affects so many areas of your life, including your appetite, mood, hormones, and general wellbeing. Plus, once you start prioritizing sleep, there’s less chance of you being irritable, stressed, or inclined to snack.
5 Include one thing you enjoy in your day or week
It could be as simple as a dance class or learning a new hobby or skill or joining a book club. Do more of what makes you feel happy and you’ll see your life-changing for the better. If this seems too daunting, start with something even smaller. Maybe some time pampering yourself with a face mask, a foot scrub, or even just 10 minutes to yourself drinking your tea or coffee.
6 30 minutes before bedtime, avoid using any gadgets or devices
It’s the bedtime routine for so many of us: Hop into the pajamas, flip the lights off, crawl into bed and then reach for the cell phone.
We’re all guilty of it. And hey, you may even find yourself guilty of it right now while reading this article. But since you’re here, you might as well soak up this useful knowledge and then go to bed!
Tempting as it might be to use your computer or phone before bed, studies have shown these devices can interfere with sleep by suppressing the production of melatonin, a natural hormone released.