Healthy habits can often be the key to a healthy life. Happy and successful people often share some these habits and attribute them to their success. Here, we offer the habits that have worked for us so far.
Healthy Habits For A Healthy Life
Intend Your Day
Setting intentions at the beginning of our day is a great way of insuring our day has purpose, is deliberate and goes the way we want it to go. Set 3 intentions at the beginning of the day and you will be surprised at how often you achieve them. At the end of the day tick off or cross out your achieved intentions and pat yourself on the back.
Giving thanks daily is a great mood-booster and develops a healthy and positive perception of life. Thinking, speaking or writing things you are grateful for each day can also help set you on the path towards more of what you appreciate.
Taking notes is a great practice for anyone who has set goals, dreams or ambitions they want to achieve. Write down your ideas as not to forget them, then when you are struggling for direction you can refer to your notes and be inspired.
Regular reading is perhaps the most common trait in successful people. It provides mental stimulation and sharpness, new knowledge, inspiration and ideas. As well as improve memory and focus, while reducing stress. Try reading everyday, something that can improve your life, even if its just a chapter and notice if anything has changed after two weeks.
Waking up early has a huge number of lasting benefits in our lives. We can establish a regular sleep pattern, which helps with a good nights sleep. We have enough time in the morning as not to rush, reducing stress, but more importantly, we live longer. If we wake up at 6am rather than 9am, we gain an extra 3 hours a day. That’s 21 hours a week. Think of what we could do with a whole extra day in our week, or 52 extra days in our year.
Drinking plenty of water seems pretty simple, but a great many of us don’t do it. First thing in the morning, try drinking a glass or two of water. This will hydrate your brain, that has dehydrated overnight and will wake you up nice and quick. Drinking a good amount of water throughout the day will keep your mind fresh and alert. A healthy habit for both body and mind.
Put Your Phone On Silent
A healthy habit to take back your time. Leaving your phone permanently on silent can be a great way of taking back some of that control our phones can have over us. Without the constant pinging of notifications we are less tempted to check our phones and begin to spend less time on them and more time in the real world. What we choose to do with that time is up to us.
Spending time in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives can be very healing and soothing. Giving us the time, peace and quiet we need to catch up with ourselves. Find your closest forest, river, or beach and spend some time there alone. You will notice that after a good long walk in nature, your mind will be clearer and you will feel more relaxed.
Leave Your Phone At Home
If you’re going out for a walk, popping into town, going out with friends or leaving the house at all, why not try leaving your phone at home? Do we really need it? Without our phones with us we can reclaim those little moments in between whatever we are doing. Those little moments allow to think and catch up with ourselves. I feel a lot more free when I leave my phone behind.
Also check out this article on 10 bad habits we really need to break. It’s a slightly different and interesting take on bad habits. We’ll be adding more healthy habits to this page as we discover and try them, so make sure to check back.