A simple routine can turn into a life-changing habit. For example, what started as a 30-minute walk in the park can turn into a daily walk that can make a big difference in what used to be a sedentary life. In short, every little thing you do counts, and can make an impact in your life if you do it regularly.
Whenever a new year rounds up the corner, we think about resolutions with promises of financial prosperity, healthy lifestyle, weight loss, and happiness. The thing is, you don't need to wait for the new year for a fresh start.
There is no time more perfect to start changing for the better, and these five simple habits are what you need to start making life-changing progress.
Write On A Gratitude Journal Regularly
Keeping a journal where you can write everything you're grateful for will wash away negativity in your life. It also promotes positive mental health since it may be difficult for most people to verbally express their burdens and struggles, but through writing a journal it can significantly help lighten a person mood.
At the end of the day, make it a point to write at least three things you're thankful for.
This way, you'll start seeing the positive side of things, and you'll feel better, lighter and happier. Everything else will follow.
Drink And Eat More Greens
Not every one of us enjoys eating salads and green foods and drinks. But slowly incorporating the readily available healthy foods and drinks nature has to offer can make a huge impact on your life.
If you enjoy tea, switch to green tea matcha as this is the king of all teas thanks to its numerous health benefits.
Not a fan of herbs like basil? Use it to make some homemade pesto. You can make tons of recipes by introducing greens and slowly increasing the amounts.
Create A Work-Life Balance
It is easy to become overwhelmed without daily routines and responsibilities. However, once you start separating your life from work, you'll find it easier to live happier and in control.
Good Read: How to Create a Work-Life Balance
Make sure to take extra time to think about your health, like eating healthy and drinking lots of water every day.
Focus on your boundaries and see where your personal life starts and ends – the same goes for your work.
Go For A Walk
There's nothing more effective in clearing the mind than going for a long walk. We already know that exercise is one thing many of us fail to do regularly, but a “walking meditation” is so simple, we can all spare a few minutes to this any time of the day.
Whenever your stress levels are spiraling out of control, or when you feel bad emotions taking over your way of thinking, stop, breathe and go for a walk.
Walking gives you time to think things through and gives you enough space to clear your mind. You'll feel better and refreshed instantly.
Sleep And Rest More
You may think that the number of hours we have per day is not enough. But one thing is for sure – you need sleep. Your body needs it, and your mind needs it, so you undoubtedly need it.
According to an article in lifehacker, there is a certain number of recommended hours of sleep for every age group. By making it to the point that you get enough rest and sleep every day, you’re giving yourself a favor by paying the only interest we have for our body.
There you have it, with five easy steps you can immensely improve your health by simply making good habits!