Do you feel like something needs to change, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is? Maybe you know what needs to change, but you haven’t allowed yourself the opportunity to do it. Whichever it is, you can take action to create the momentum needed to start living up to your full potential.
The habits below are small things you can incorporate into your routine to improve your health, happiness, and life:
1. Journaling – There is no right or wrong way to journal. It can be very therapeutic to write out your feelings when you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, or stress. It can also be inspiring and motivating to write out your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Set aside time each week to write in your journal.
2. Exercise – Endorphins are released when you exercise. Endorphins interact with receptors in your brain to reduce your perception of pain and also give you a euphoric feeling. The more times per week you can release endorphins, the better you will feel. Many people attribute consistent exercise to less stress, lower weight, and more energy.
3. Water – Your body is over 75% water, so it’s safe to say that water is your body’s life force. When you starve your body of it’s life force, you do not function as well on a cellular level. You can experience low energy, fatigue, headaches, cravings, and more. Give yourself ample amounts of water each day.
4. Sleep – Sleep is not just for beauty, it’s for sanity too! Consistent nights of little sleep can interfere with your hormones and cause cravings, mood-swings, and extreme fatigue. Aim to get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.
5. Vegetables – Most Americans are not eating enough vegetables. Vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are responsible for immunity. Start small by incorporating one extra serving of vegetables per day.
6. Community – You are meant to have companionship. Building relationships with others will enrich your life. Try spending time with your established friends or build new friendships by joining a small group, attending church, scheduling group classes, or enrolling in an extra-curricular program.
Did one of these speak to you? Start small and incorporate change into your life this week. Improving your life one small step at a time will enhance your well-being and help you live the life you desire!
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