When your life starts to get a little topsy-turvy and you don’t seem to know when and how to start your day properly, it may be time for a lifestyle check-in.
Perhaps you are lacking some vital habits to establish your day, like eating healthily, arriving on time for appointments, getting enough sleep – little habits that keep your life wheel turning smoothly.
Developing one or two healthy habits can make a difference and you don’t have to make a major overhaul just to repair your lifestyle. However, if it is possible for you then try to develop and practice some personal habits even if you do them just one at a time.
Here are five recommended healthy little habits that might just improve your life.
5 Little Habits that will Improve your Life
1. Eliminate the Non-Essential
First, try to identify the essential – the things that are basic and important to your life, that you prefer or love the most. Then, just eliminate everything else. This will simplify things for you and leave you with adequate space to focus on the basic and essential things.
This process is effective with anything – with tasks and work projects, with emails and other correspondence, and with your own life in general.
2. Plan Ahead for Tomorrow Every Night
If you can spend even only 15 minutes before going to bed, creating your to-do list for tomorrow and prioritizing it. you will gain a head start enough to give you an edge for a more productive tomorrow. Besides, you will avoid spending the rest of the day asking yourself what to do next.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
If you drink water before a meal, you will already feel a bit full and you won’t be as willing to eat past your point of hunger thus avoiding excess calories. But you should also drink water even after your meal or between meals.
According to the experts, a woman needs 2.2 liters of water a day. If possible, try to drink at least eight glasses a day to cleanse toxins, lubricate your joints, and avoid constipation and dehydration.
4. Eat More Green Food
Make it a habit to eat green food every day. They are nutritional powerhouses packed with antioxidants, such as vitamins and minerals. some are laden with anti-inflammatory properties and can fight many of life’s major diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Cabbage, kale, and spinach are most recommended as they are readily available in supermarkets and groceries.
5. Prioritize your Sleep
When sleeping late at night, your sleep debt isn’t at all recovered by sleeping equally longer the next day. The National Sleep Foundation declares that adults should at least aim for eight hours of complete sleep to help the body regain lost strength.
Make sleep your priority and set wake-up calls and regular bedtimes. In case you are having trouble going to sleep, remember that the more active people are, the more their body wants to sleep. However, over-excitement and too much activity during the day may just do the opposite and keep you awake the whole night.
Little habits are like beads in a necklace. They make the whole ornament beautiful and attractive which in turn decorate your body beautifully.
If you are able to establish at least five permanent habits like the ones presented, you will eventually discover that little habits as they are, their overall benefits contributed to your body’s whole being is tremendous.
Take care not to abandon your proven little habits, they’re like little gold nuggets for physical, emotional, and mental stability.
About the Author: Jane Hart
Working crazy hours in a high-stress work environment resulted in my body one day telling me, “Enough is enough!”
Navigating this serious health journey was both mentally and physically exhausting. But through some serious mindset work and instilling healthy habits, I was able to rebuild my life one day at a time and come out stronger on the other side!
Now my mission is to empower women like me to prioritize their fitness and well-being in a healthy, sustainable way and build a community of strong, happy and healthy women!