Do you feel like your physical or emotional health is falling behind these days? Have you created some big health-related goals you are having trouble reaching? If so, it is time to form some healthy habits.
A great way to start is by assessing the habits that you have now. Ask yourself if you are creating habits that will bring you health and happiness, or if these habits are hindering you in achieving your goals. If there are some new or existing habits you would like to change or implement, start slow and don’t take on more than you can handle. It can become a very overwhelming process otherwise. Be realistic and start with just one habit at a time even if they are a few small ones.
If you are not sure where to begin, here are a few healthy habits you that will make a big difference in your overall health and wellness. Pick one and go from there. When that one is something you don’t even have to think about anymore, it's time to start working on your next habit!
1. Brush and Floss Twice a Day
I know this sound pretty simple or petty, and, chances are you are probably already brushing your teeth every day, BUT, your teeth and gums are vital to your physical health. They should be top priority!! Believe it or not, this is a very common healthy habit many people over look not realizing the relationship between oral care and health. Try to make a habit of brushing and flossing twice a day. This is a simple, yet beneficial habit, you can start right away.
2. Wake Up Early to Exercise
If you are having trouble fitting in exercise into your busy schedule, try adding it early in the morning. Yes, waking up earlier is going to be an adjustment, but you will appreciate it for the rest of the day. You are getting your workout done and out of the way early in the morning, it will boost your energy, and make you feel happier and more confident.
3. Get More Fresh Air
This is a simple habit, right? Try to make it a point to get more fresh air each day. This might mean walking your dog instead of just letting them out in the backyard, or, enjoying your lunch outside each day while you are at work. Play with your kids outside and go for a hike on the weekends. Do whatever it takes to get in more fresh air and sunshine.
4. Eat Your Meals Mindfully
Are you having trouble sticking to a healthier diet? IF so, don’t start with changing WHAT you eat, but HOW you eat. Start just by eating more mindfully. Don’t use your phone and don’t watch any TV while you eat. Sit at a table or desk where there aren’t other distractions, and just focusing on the food you are eating.
5. Get Enough Sleep
This is a habit many people neglect, assuming it’s not important. But sleep is much more than just not feeling tired the next day. Sleep is absolutely essential for your health and wellbeing. It is needed to reduce stress, feel energized, have proper focus and concentration, manage your weight and physical health, keep your cardiovascular health in check, and so much more. If you can only start one habit, it should be a better sleep routine so you are getting better quality sleep and ready to take on your day.
By creating habits that are positive and healthy, you are setting yourself up for long term wellness. When we do something over and over, it mindlessly becomes a habit. Our habits really do determine our outcomes in life including much of our happiness and our
over all wellbeing.
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