Life is a gift that we should all cherish. If there is one thing I have learned over the years it’s that you need to keep working on bettering yourself through the tough times and the great times because if you don’t, you’ll be eaten alive.
If you are reading this, you are probably wondering what you can tweak in your life to better yourself. Trust me — it’s not hard at all, I promise.
Below are 5 life-changing habits that will make you feel good.
Do something nice for your mind, body and soul.
Let’s get a few things straight: having a job is hard, saving money is hard, commuting is hard, and life is just…hard. When you feel like life is taking a toll on you, step BACK and breathe (and quit your job and run away — haha just kidding).
Take a day out of the week and do yoga or go to the gym. Find a hobby that keeps your body moving and your brain pumping. Heck, take 30 minutes out of your day to meditate. Whatever works for you!
We’re so stuck in routine that your body needs a little fun. Find that sweet spot out of your day/week and give your brain and body some peace of mind.
Write things down.
Write down what’s on your mind. There is no better feeling than being productive and crossing something off of your list of things-to-do. On hard days, writing down your thoughts will make you feel so much better because thinking out loud can straighten out what’s on your brain.
Put a hard stop on electronics after work.
The new goal I am working towards is no phones in bed. After I accomplish that, I am going to try to achieve the “no phones after 9 p.m.”
Do yourself a favor and give your brain sometime to relax. Think about your day and what you are planning on doing tomorrow. Read a book. Go for a walk. Clean your closet.
If you are like me, you are on the computer/phone all day (when I mean all day I mean 6 a.m. to whenever I fall asleep). Do you know how unhealthy that is? It’s actually gross to think about. I am going to try to stick to my new rules: no phones in bed AND THEN no phones after 9 p.m.
Watch what you inhale.
Are you a coffee drinker? Do you love sweets? What about those carbs? Watching what you eat can make a big impact on your energy. Caffeine only causes crashes and headaches. Sugar is terrible for your skin, and we all know what carbs do *raises eyebrows*.
I am not saying change your diet completely, but maybe one day for dinner swap out the pizza for something that your body will love. I eat healthy during the week and have free days on the weekend. It’s called balance. We’re all still learning about it!
Say “thank you” and smile more.
Did someone just give you a compliment? Say thank you. Take that compliment and eat it up. There is nothing wrong with someone saying they like your nails, your hair, your socks, your pants, or your eyes. Stop making up excuses like, “oh, really? I don’t think so. I woke up late today, blah blah.” NO. Say “thank you!” and smile.
There are so many little changes you can make that will make you feel better about yourself. You just have to remember: making a change starts with you.
If you don’t like something about yourself — change it.