Everyone has room to improve in their lives. But due to the stress that most people experience daily, it is easy to neglect your health. However, to be healthy and happy, you need to make sure your body and mind are healthy and happy. So here are five ways to be healthier that are so simple, they may surprise you.
Maximize Your Sleep
Everyone knows that they should try to get eight hours of sleep each day to be healthier. However, the hardest part is achieving it. For many, it’s difficult to get eight hours of sleep when you’re busy trying to make a living. To make it worse, when it comes to bedtime, you probably face many distractions like your cell phone or Netflix. But the good news is that it is possible to maximize the amount of sleep you get.
For example, avoid the electronics 30 minutes to an hour before you go to sleep. For those that have a hard time falling asleep, a melatonin supplement has been a vital part of getting eight hours of sleep. Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the body that regulates sleep. The best part is that melatonin supplements are completely safe. In fact, melatonin doesn’t cause dependence and you will not build a tolerance to it.
Write About Your Life
If you are like most people, your brain is in a million places at once throughout the day. Most of the time you are not even aware of how you are feeling. But then one day, all the emotions that you have kept bottled up come out at full force.
But by keeping a journal and writing about your day, how you felt, and what you’re grateful for can be a great way to manage your emotions and be a happier person. Additionally, writing in a journal before bed is a great way to end your day.
Give Yourself a Social Media Break
It is easy to compare yourself to people on social media. You may see people living a life that you can only dream of, and then you wonder, “Why isn’t that me?” Taking a break from social media is a great way to gain perspective and stop comparing yourself to others. Additionally, you may find it helpful to follow uplifting and funny accounts, and unfollow people that are superficial and materialistic.
Start Saving to Stop Worrying About Money
The number one worry most people have is about finances. Although many people are not happy with their salaries, they can still alleviate some financial stress through budgeting and saving. There are many apps and websites that help do this like Mint.com.
You can see where you may be overspending on things like food and shopping and try to cut back. Having some change in your savings for a rainy day can alleviate a lot of financial stress. And less stress means you will be healthier in both mind and body.
Eat Better Food and Get More Water
Lastly, this would not be a health post if it did not talk about your diet. While you don’t have to go on a juice cleanse, at least a majority of what you eat should be healthy. Cooking at home helps tremendously with this.
Additionally, carrying a water bottle with you makes it more likely that you will drink water throughout the day. You will feel better physically and mentally when you eat right and drink plenty of water. Of course, when people focus too much on eating healthy, negative consequences can also arise.
That’s why it is important to eat the things you like while also being cognizant of your health. Eat your vegetables and drink your water, but also feel free to eat your favorite treats occasionally.
Incorporating these five tips into your life can help you be healtheir and increase your well-being. If you find that you are not doing any one of these five things, you should add into your daily routine and observe how your life improves.