3 Tips To Improve Your Daily Health


Ever have those days where you wake up tired? Those days always seem to be when we want to eat all the sugar and hide in our little bubbles until we can sleep for five days straight.

Those days used to take up the bulk of my life, and I always felt low and unmotivated.

After changing just a few daily habits, I realized that I began changing my attitude and mindset toward life. Over time, I started feeling happier, healthier and more energized throughout the day.

Getting healthy isn’t always about going on a diet or drastically changing how you eat and move. Sometimes you need to slow down and begin creating healthier habits.

When I changed my lifestyle, there were three things I benefited from the most. Three simple habits that I knew I could work on and feel good when I achieved them.

Drink Water

This habit seems useless in the grand scheme of health, but it's one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Increased water can prevent dehydration, help you feel fuller longer, and help your digestive system work properly.

Here are some of my favorite ways to start increasing water intake:

  1. Track your water intake for two days

  2. Drink 8 more ounces of water than what you tracked

  3. Set a water timer on your phone to drink water every hour

  4. Recruit an accountability partner to encourage you

  5. Buy a fun water bottle you enjoy drinking from

  6. Don’t drink anything but water until you have reached your water intake goal

  7. Aim for drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day

  8. Keep water with you at all times

  9. Drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning

  10. Coffee doesn’t count as water intake

Sleep

Admittedly, this is one I struggle with from time to time. Before I had kids, I was a great sleeper. When that mom-life hit, sleep went away. I had to adjust and incorporate some tricks to help me sleep, as well as possible. Here are a few strategies that can help improve your sleep.

  1. Set Bedtimes

  2. Shut off screens 30 minutes before bed

  3. Create a bedtime routine that relaxes you. (Bath, reading, cleaning up the house)

  4. Create a relaxing sleep environment. (Clean room, cooler temperatures, dark and quiet)

  5. Wake up with sunshine and fresh air

  6. Limit caffeine and sugar intake after 1:00 pm

  7. Take Naps when possible

  8. Write a to-do list before going to bed so that your brain can shut off easily

  9. Put your phone on airplane mode or move it to another room

  10. Practice waking up without alarms on your day off

Practice Gratitude

Don’t skip this daily habit because this is where you create a growth mindset. Gratitude is not something that comes naturally for us every day. In fact, many times we are so focused on the negativity surrounding us that we can’t find the good. The world needs positive influences, especially in this season. This habit will help you see the beauty and good in your life.

  1. Buy a journal and keep it by your bed

  2. Take a few minutes to reflect on your day and write down what went well

  3. Start your day with intentions, what do you want to accomplish

  4. Do something kind for someone else

  5. Surround yourself with positive people

  6. Turn off the news and media that makes you feel negative

  7. Read your gratitude journal to remember how blessed you are

  8. Get into nature

  9. Practice meditation and spend time in a quiet space

  10. Get into your community and spend time doing something to make life better for others

What would happen if you picked one of these habits to work on for 30 days?

What if you gave it a 100% commitment?

What if you experienced more joy and a healthier mindset by making these three habits over time?

We know that simple habits over time create significant results. Get started by applying these three habits now. We cannot wait to hear how it has changed you.

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