What does a healthy lifestyle even mean? Well, it means different things to different people. Essentially, it means you're doing things that keep you happy and healthy.
Is coffee the only thing keeping you awake? Or maybe coffee doesn't cut it anymore. Or perhaps you find that you lack the drive to finish simple chores, and the day-to-day gets harder to do. If this sounds familiar, it's time to try changing your lifestyle rather than looking for quick fixes.
It all begins with you; although it may seem challenging at first, after following your new routines for a few days, you'll feel inspired to carry on and won't want to revert to your old, sluggish habits.
Here are some lifestyle changes you could introduce to your daily routine to feel rejuvenated and prepared for the following day.
NOURISHING FOOD & EXERCISE
You may have heard this one before, but it's a big factor in feeling energized.
Throughout the day, eating nutritious meals and exercising balances, not only your energy levels, but also the way your body functions, heals, and controls hormones. Your life changes when you eat a lot of greens, healthy fats, low carbohydrate foods, and a good amount of protein. Removing sugar is a big gain. We all occasionally need something sweet, but sugar is primarily to blame for making you feel lethargic and harming your body in many other ways.
Don't have enough time to prepare a healthy lunch or work out with your busy schedule? Once a week, make a meal plan; your body will thank you immensely, especially in the long run. Additionally, there are numerous locations that sell healthy foods that are ready to eat!
Alternatively, if you must have your burger, choose a salad over fries. Even small adjustments count.
To incorporate some regular exercise into your day-to-day, all you need is 20 minutes of any type of work out, even if it's just yoga or a brisk walk.
Not only will you feel satisfied after each meal, you will start waking up brighter and with more energy.
One of the best things you can do to prepare yourself for a productive, energized day is to prioritize sleep.
Lack of sleep can exacerbate significant medical disorders and have a bad impact on your attitude, drive, and energy levels. Many people need to work on developing the healthy habit of getting enough sleep.
The majority of humans require seven to eight hours of sleep every night.
Who you spend time with makes a BIG difference on your mood and overall energy. Maximize the amount of time that you spend with people you enjoy being around. Connecting with others who radiate positivity and have similar interests will excite and energize you, compared to those who complain often and makes poor life choices, they will slowly drain your energy.
SOMETHING YOU ENJOY
Finding something worthwhile to do during the day will not only help you maintain a high level of energy, but it will also bring out your best qualities. Find an activity or hobby that interests you and that you enjoy spending your time doing it.
Not sure where to start? Ask Yourself: Do you have a special talent you'd like to perfect? Do you enjoy collecting things? What could you picture yourself doing that would keep you from getting bored?
Even performing a basic task, such as preparing food or listening to your favourite music could be a good start. Whether you choose to be creative by painting, riding a bike around the city, or even just collecting and maintaining tools, can help keep you motivated and overall happier.
Here are other things you can try to do throughout your day:
- Read a book
Your list of healthy lifestyle behaviours may be different from others. The most important thing to remember is that it doesn't have to be a big change. Opting for a side salad, or going for a 20 min walk are small things that will make a big difference.
Take charge of your life, and be mindful that small behavioural changes can make your lifestyle a healthier one.
Ultimately, its about you being happier and more energized throughout the day!