Becoming a healthier and happier version of ourselves is something we all strive for in our lives. It is easy to get into bad habits now and again such as eating junky food, not exercising, or even getting stuck in the same old rut – the challenge is to force our way out.
Bringing better habits into our lives can be hard, but if you can start with small things and gradually build on them, they will make a massive difference to your life.
Here are some of the habits you can bring into your life that are healthier:
Drink More Water
Water is an important part of your day, and as an adult you should be drinking around 2 litres of the stuff every single day. Make sure that you take the time to find a large water bottle online and fill this up at the start of your day, allowing yourself to sip on this during your work or when at home. More water will have many benefits on the body and it is a great way to stay healthy.
Wake Up Earlier
Waking up earlier in the day might seem counterproductive for staying alert and awake but it is the best thing you can do. If you start your day a little earlier you’ll have more time to wake up naturally, get ready for your work day, and have a healthy and filling breakfast. These small things can make a huge impact on the way you feel throughout the day so it is well worth doing this.
Stretch It Out
Yoga or stretches in general should be something you bring into your every day routine this year. Yoga is a wonderful practice and it will allow you to stretch out the tension in your muscles and improve posture as well as flexibility. Starting the day with 10 minutes of light stretching will do you the world of good and it will wake the body up for a positive day.
Shoot For Your Dreams
Shooting for what you want in life can be difficult – especially if you have high ambition and don’t know how to achieve it. However, people such as the actor Vince Offer show us that reaching for your goals and not giving up until you have achieved them is possible. Consider what you want out of life and take steps to make it happen. This will be a slow process but as you start to do it, you will feel healthier and happier as you are working toward what you want and not what society dictates.
Eat More Fresh Foods
Fresh foods are the best thing you can bring into your life and when we say fresh – we mean anything that is not processed. So swap your pasta at lunch time for a healthy salad; eat fruit instead of chocolate; and snack on veggie sticks instead of chips. These small changes will make the world of difference to your diet and your body will be thanking you every single day.
*Photos by Dziana Hasanbekava