Taking care of your health and well-being is essential to ensuring your mind, body and soul is at ease. This helps you have a better outlook on life and helps you get through day-to-day tasks. Oftentimes, we get so caught up in all the stressors and task that come up, we forget to take a second to prioritise our health and well-being.
So, here are some simple things you can do to make sure you’re in top shape to handle whatever life throws at you.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is vital to staying healthy. Good quality sleep puts you in a better mood and gives your body time to rest and recover from the day. Plus, there are endless health benefits that come from good sleep: reducing stress, improving brain function (concentration and memory), lowering blood pressure and improving your immune system.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Next, make sure you’re drinking about 2.5-3.5 litres of water a day. Giving your body enough water is crucial as it helps to regulate body temperature, keep your joints lubricated, deliver enough nutrients to your cells, help prevent infections and keep your organs functioning properly. Keeping yourself well-hydrated also helps you sleep better and improve your mood.
Eating healthy doesn’t always mean strict diets and cutting out anything and everything. It is more about having balanced meals and consuming fats and sugar in moderation. This means trying to avoid instant noodles every night of the week and ensuring you have a good amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet every day.
Healthy eating makes your mind, body and soul feel good. It shows that you are taking time to care by being mindful of what you’re putting into your body.
Keep a Journal
Taking the time to sit down and journal out your worries, anxieties or even just thoughts for the day; just let your thoughts flow out naturally until you have nothing else you want to write. In this modern era, things move so quickly, our thoughts included. Writing things down helps you slow your thoughts and acknowledge them a bit better.
Journaling is a great way to sit with your thoughts and really be aware of what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling. It’s a moment you can take to connect with yourself again and is a very freeing practice.
Take a Break from Technology
Another feature of the world we live in today is the constant communication we have with each other through social media. And while this is great in many ways, it can get overwhelming and distracting. Computer screens and digital devices emit a lot of blue light which can contribute to dry eyes and digital eye strain.
So, it’s important to take a few minutes or hours a day where you switch off all electronic devices for a bit. You can use this time to read a book or do some gardening or maybe even dance around your room for a bit. Just spend time with yourself, away from the rest of the digital world.
Practice Meditation or Mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness practices are a type of mental training that teaches you to slow down your racing thoughts. It offers you the space to let go of negativity and calm both your mind and body. There are many ways to practice mindfulness or meditation, but it generally involves a breathing practice with awareness of the body and mind.
This type of practice has shown to be super helpful when dealing with mental health issues, stress and worry or even just calming yourself down at the end of the day for better sleep. Either way, trying out this practice is definitely worth it.
It can seem like all of these habits are too much and too overwhelming but investing even in one of them can help improve your overall well-being. Start small and before you know it these steps will be seamlessly incorporated into your daily routine and you will be on the way towards a better you.
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