Regardless of your age, it’s essential to have a realistic approach to the present state of your life – this includes asking yourself ‘tough’ questions about your current lifestyle. What can I do to feel better in the morning? Do I sleep enough? Am I really going to the gym as often as I should? What happens to my body when I take a few more chocolate bars than initially planned? Do I really need to drink alcohol every weekend?
Having this kind of honest conversation with your inner voice is good because it leads you to the more enlightened version of yourself.
Therefore, here are the top 10 habits for a healthier lifestyle.
1. Wake up early
Q: When was the last time I saw the sunrise?
Try to wake up at least 10 minutes earlier than the previous day until you start waking up at 5 AM. According to one of the most popular authors and motivational speakers, Robin Sharma, the most valuable hours of the day are between 5 AM and 8 AM. This is when your mind is full of potential to create.
2. Be kind to yourself
Q: Do I support myself strongly enough?
In order to be happy in life, you need to become your biggest fan. Cheer for yourself even when nobody else sees your true potential.
3. Eat breakfast
Q: What do I eat in the morning?
Healthy breakfast is the best way to kick off the day. Prepare yourself oatmeal, or an omelette with some cottage cheese. Take a piece of your favorite fruit one hour after breakfast.
4. Drink water
Q: What do I know about the importance of water intake?
While some scientists claim that you should take at least 8 glasses of water per day, having a reusable water bottle with yourself will help you to easily achieve your daily water recommendations. Not only does staying hydrated benefits the quality of your skin, but it also boosts your mental performance.
Q: How can I look better than ever?
The answer is: by exercising regularly. In order to transform your body, you’ll need some grit and passion. You show the real eagerness to succeed when you stick to your goal day in, day out, and not just for one week or one month but for years. Taking gym sessions will sculpt your body and it will also immensely benefit both your physical and mental health.
6. Lift others
Q: Can I detach from my own struggles to help others?
If you can, this means that each day you can be somebody’s hero. By lifting others, you’ll find a new source of your daily dose of happiness.
7. Take a break
Q: Why do I rush?
This is a good question. Why are you in such a hurry? Life moves on regardless of whether you’ll make it to the meeting or get the exact job you’ve wanted. Try to de-stress by taking one step at a time. Everything will fall into its place in its right time.
Q: Do I still breathe?
If you often feel tired or exhausted, then you might need to start doing some breathing exercises to learn how to relax instantly. Beat your anxieties by practicing abdominal breathing technique, or relaxing all muscle groups.
Q: Do I still make new connections?
Your social life is tightly connected to your work performance. Creating new opportunities becomes possible only if you go out and make new connections. A single conversation with a person you’ve randomly met last month can be life-changing if you only give them a call.
Q: Do I sleep long enough?
Sleep deprivation can be fatal for both your professional and private life. Not to mention that you can develop serious sleep disorders, or trigger the deterioration of your overall health by weakening your immune system. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a day.
While applying healthy habits to our lives perhaps isn’t the most exciting process, in the long run, it does change our lives for the better. Without further ado, make your own list of new healthy habits.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scarlet Gratton is a passionate writer and regular contributor at highstylife.com interested in fashion, lifestyle, and health. She loves traveling, you could say that she is a real travel addict, especially when she has a chance to visit some exotic destinations. She would tell you that inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places.
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