4 Healthy Habits To Boost Your Wellbeing

December 16, 2019

We all want to feel our best, but sometimes it’s difficult to keep up the perfect regime. When you’re busy, it’s easy to let your self-care slide a little. It’s usually unintentionally, and we don’t notice at first. Over time, if we don’t make little efforts to improve our wellbeing, we can become unhealthy, unmotivated, or run-down. Luckily, it only takes a few simple solutions to get back into good habits.

1 . Perfect your morning routine

The way that you start the day can really impact how that day unfolds and how you feel both physically and mentally. When you get up with no time to spare, you’ll end up feeling rushed and ill-prepared. Instead of hitting that snooze button a thousand times and then rushing, try getting up a tad earlier. Give yourself enough time to have a longer shower, a healthy breakfast, and some time to chill and drink something energising. Try a calming activity like practicing some yoga to the sunrise? Perhaps give yourself time to walk the scenic route to work? Save fifteen minutes to write down a few reflections or goals. Learn to enjoy and not dread the early morning (if possible)! 

2. Give something back

Acts of altruism can leave us feeling great while also allowing us to appreciate the good things in our lives. Perhaps 2020 could be the year for a little charity work? Maybe there’s a cause that’s always meant something to you- but you haven’t got around to getting involved? There might be a cause that’s close to home in your local community? If you don’t have much time to spare, that’s okay. Even a small amount of time or donation could really make a difference. Extend your acts of kindness to your loved ones too- think surprise gifts or help with the kids when a friend is struggling.

3. Ditch the bad habits
The quickest way to boost your health its to ditch your bad habits! Perhaps you’ve struggled to give up smoking? Well a brand new year is the perfect time to try again. Addictive habits will take much trial and error to give up, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time. If you’re not a smoker but you like a drink, why not give dry January a try? Sometimes alcohol overindulgence can really escalate and become a real problem before you know it. If you know anyone who is struggling, a partial hospitalization rehab program could be a good call. 

4. Eat more raw foods
Eating raw fruits and vegetables has long been praised for benefiting our health. Many believe that raw vegetables are more nutritious than those that have been cooked. This is based on the idea that raw vegetables retain more of their natural nutrients and enzymes. Of course, it’s not to say that you should never do some good old fashioned cooking again! Yet, increasing your raw fruit and vegetable intake could really boost your health.

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