Category: Personal Development Written by Andrew Thompson
The new decade unfolded upon us an unprecedented situation: the Australian fires, a potential WW3, and the infamous Covid-19.
Specifically, the latter forced us into an extended quarantine and reshaped our schedules and routine like never before.
So, it’s understandable to feel mentally, physically, and spiritually drained.
But perhaps this year was meant to stimulate the whole world to change, to help us get out of our comfort zone.
In this article, we will show a few simple habits to help you reinvent yourself and become more spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy.
1. Stop Giving Into All The Negativity
As previously mentioned, the decade didn’t start the way we predicted it. Moreover, with all the worrying news about conflicts, politics, and diseases, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
However, if you start to get stressed about everything that’s happening, you can have various health issues. From a weak immunity system to a slower cell regeneration process, stress is a killer.
So, don’t feed into all the negativity that you see online and offline.
- Stop watching the news. They bring a lot of sadness, anxiety, and stress. Therefore, it’s better if you take a break from them for at least a week at a time. You can get your horoscope and weather report online, but only if you want to.
- Disconnect from social media. We can compare ourselves to others. So, it’s vital to recenter to become aware and confident.
- Cut toxic people off. Sometimes the negativity comes from a friend, our partner, or a family member. Even if you care about them, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break and distancing from their negativity. Alternatively, if it’s been going on for a long time, consider distancing yourself permanently.
2. Upgrade Your Health Routine
Another thing 2020 taught us is that we don’t dedicate enough time to self-care. Having a solid health routine is quintessential because we cannot help others unless we help ourselves first.
So, try these tips for better overall health:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. This is a critical axiom that we should follow no matter what. Eating veggies helps balance our energy levels, bowel movement, vitamins, and mood. So, they should be the first thing you eat for every meal along with whole grains.
- Humans are designed for physical activity. So, try to have at least a walk a day. If you have more time, try to exercise a few times a week.
- Do nice things for yourself. Whether it’s a meditation break or a high-quality skincare product, try to treat yourself with little things every day.
- Drink water. You should drink 7 to 10 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated and ensure that your digestion, bowel movement, and toxins are regulated.
- Take a self-care day. At the end of the week, try to reward yourself with a bath, a grooming session, or a total body scrub shower. You deserve to show yourself that you care about you. The benefits of this are endless.
- Take breaks. Working non-stop is both stressing and unproductive. Sometimes the brain comes up with solutions when it’s more relaxed. So, don’t hesitate to take breaks—for example, suppose you work for a freelance company, assignment writing site, or student help agency. A tea or snack break or a 10-minute yoga session can help you concentrate better. Also, it helps you become more serene.
3. Educate Yourself
Education is a substantial part of our lives. Sometimes it helps us get a job, and sometimes it helps us with day-by-day tasks. Nevertheless, new information develops the mind and slows down brain aging.
But you don’t need to go to college to become educated. Learning new things should be exciting, useful, and free.
You can try different methods:
- From classic poetry to sci-fi novels, reading helps concentration and develops creativity. Also, you can cultivate your personality through self-help books and discover how to better your life.
- Listen to podcasts. If you don’t like to dedicate time to reading or you just don’t like doing it, you could listen to them. While you’re commuting, podcasts and audiobooks are a great way to learn new things without spending too much time on it.
- Take an online course. Many websites provide professional tutorials to learn various skills. From painting to web designing, the internet can offer a lot of knowledge.
4. Have A Good Daily Schedule
Quarantine or not, being organized is important. A daily schedule to follow prepares you for all the tasks you have to complete.
So, try to put together a good schedule that suits your needs. Here’s are some suggestions:
- Wake up early. It may seem appealing to wake up late. However, if you wake up early, you might get more tasks done during the day. The best period to wake up is between six and eight. It’s a bit cooler outside, making it the perfect climate to wake up and workout or go to work.
- Get easy tasks done instantly. Emails, messages, quick errands can pile up if not solved at the right time. So, try to solve quick functions before they become one big task.
- After the lunch break, it’s the perfect time to walk. This way, you boost your metabolism and prevent a sleepy afternoon because of all the food you ate.
- Make time to unwind before bed. Before you sleep, try to prepare mentally for sleep. You can stretch, meditate, and relax an hour before sleeping. This helps you fall asleep faster and ensures a smooth sleep.
- Go to bed early. The main problem with waking up early is that you feel tired. So, if you want to get up early and feel energized, you might want to go to bed earlier. Try to calculate your bedtime hour based on your wake-up hour. Between the two, there should be at least 8 hours.
5. Surround Yourself With Positivity
To tie all the previous tips, try to surround yourself with positivity. This way, you’ll feel motivated, energized, and happy.
First, try to spend time with yourself in a positive way. Whether you like to meditate or repeat your mantra in the mirror, try to connect with your essence.
Secondly, try to surround yourself with positive individuals. The people who can motivate, support, and console you are fundamental for a good life.
Lastly, try to create a good environment around you: declutter your home, wardrobe, car, and purse. Add some decorations in your favorite colors and be organized.
If you wish to change your life for the better, try some of these tips:
- Stop giving into all the negativity.
- Upgrade your health routine.
- Educate yourself.
- Have a good daily schedule.
- Surround yourself with positivity.
Andrew Thompson is a freelancer and a blogger. He specializes in health, spiritual, and self-growth topics. When he’s not writing, Andrew loves to practice yoga and to run.
This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Thomas Lanigan.
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