We're all trying our best to live life to the fullest while sticking to a healthy routine. But unfortunately, when you have thousands of options thrown at you daily, it's hard to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
No doubt you have a few bad habits you wish you could break and a few you wish you could keep up more often. But before you tell yourself that you should be doing this and doing that, let’s take a step back and consider the following:
With the above in mind, I have taken note of some healthy habits that we all could benefit from implementing into our lifestyle this year.
These tips are a great idea to stick on the fridge or wardrobe, a reminder each day when you wake up or go to sleep.
Increase your water intake
Remember our daily intake of water as a guide looks like
Take a break from technology
We are glued to our phones, tablets, and mobile devices more than ever.
Fit more steps in
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? However, we take walking for granted and some of us like to get the Rock Star park or Uber it 5 minutes down the road to a meeting. Let’s try and walk more, this can be as simple as:
Help out the environment
Sort your sleep routine out
Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends.
Finally, a good friend of mine has a great mantra that He has passed onto me, and it is a gentle way to remember if there is ever stressful day or you need a reset.
B – Breathe - Take one minute to focus on your breath, take a three second count inhale, and a three second count exhale.
E – Eat - Eat fresh, non-processed food that is wholesome and good for you.
S – Sleep - Be consistent, aim for 7-8 hours per night.
T – Technology - Put a screen downtime lock on your phone, or give yourself at least an hour each day for your phone, laptop or device.