Wherever you look, you will see people rushing to finish their errands, not be late for work and make it to the grocery store before it closes. Living a busy life has become many people’s reality which often affects the quality of their life. To improve the quality of your lifestyle, you need to take action immediately. We have a few suggestions to help you start living a healthy lifestyle easier than you’d ever imagine.
Have a digital detox day once a month
How much time do you spend using your phone? How about your computer? Depending on your line of work, your screen time can be from three to over eight hours a day. If you spend eight hours a day using smartphones and computers, it means you waste one whole day a week in front of a screen. It’s too much, isn’t it? Improve the quality of your life by going on a digital detox once a month. Choose one day a month to turn off your phone and step away from the computer or tv, to enjoy time in nature, at the spa or bond with your family. Visit shopping malls and use your credit card to purchase your favorite items that will keep you motivated.
Find a reason to stand up/walk
A sedentary lifestyle has become more prominent due to the popular types of jobs nowadays. Whether you’re a clerk, a social media manager or an IT developer, your working environment is at your desk. Sitting down for multiple hours a day can wreak havoc on your spine, neck and shoulders, alongside your mental health. Look for reasons/excuses to stand up and walk. If you work from home, use your break to get up, do squats, sit-ups, push-ups, lunges, or jumping jacks. Clean the dishes, mop the floor or take out the trash to give that back a break and let the blood in your veins run faster.
It’s easy to forget the importance of social life when you can barely find time to eat well. However, having someone to talk to and share your worries or happy moments is essential for your emotional and mental well-being. Regardless of age, you will need someone to keep you company and prevent you from feeling alone. If you never got married or your spouse is no longer in your life, you should consider signing up to a companionship dating website for mature adults where many people have found their other halves to share a life with. You don’t necessarily have to start a romantic relationship, but it will be a wonderful place to find a companion who will be there to make your difficult days lighter and your happy days even more precious.
When was the last time you truly enjoyed your meal by savouring every moment, as you allowed every little flavour to overwhelm your senses? Chances are you can’t remember what you ate two days ago, let alone how it tasted. While you’re not alone in that experience, it is bad for your well-being. Not only does quick eating affect your digestion, but it also prevents you from enjoying the little moments that mean a lot. Change that by focusing on your food every time. Smell, taste it slowly, and chew mindfully to fully appreciate it.
Hydrate on the go
Hydration is essential for your well-being. Everything from your skin to hair, nails and your digestive system is connected to the level of hydration you’re on. Buy a reusable water bottle that you’ll bring with you everywhere to hydrate regularly. A 1.5 litre of water a day is the optimal amount you should have, so aim at refilling the bottle several times to reach the amount needed. Switch your sugary drinks and coffee for a healthy bottle of water.
Learn to multitask
Many successful people claim that multitasking is the key to managing your time well. One of the ways to multitask without making you feel stressed is to mix chores with kids’ time. Hang out with your little ones while you iron so you can keep an eye out on them and make yourself useful in the household. When it’s time to do your daily exercise, have the little ones join in. Bring everyone to the swimming pool and do your laps while they enjoy splashing in the water too.
Improve your lifestyle in a few simple steps by following our tips. All it takes is devotion and determination to turn your life around and start living a healthier, stress-free life. Slow down, take time to breathe and appreciate the world around you.