In the fast paced world people don’t realize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how forbearing it can drastically degrade the quality of their life.
Here are 10 ways to improve your lifestyle so you can get the most out of your life.
1. Consume Healthy Foods Regularly
In order for you to get most out of yourself you need to provide yourself the most out of what you eat.
A healthy diet will not only keep your physically fit but also swing you into better mood, sharpen your memory and make you feel calm & relaxed.
A compelling data from the Nurses’ Health Study show that women who followed a healthy lifestyle pattern that includes these four strategies were 80% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease over a 14-year period compared to all other women in the study
- Healthy diet
- Limiting calorie Intake to maintain a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Not Smoking
A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system keeping you strong in adverse situations.
2. Implement Physical Workout
A healthy body contributes to a healthy mind. Physical Exercise has been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal, which are factors that can negatively impact your lifestyle.
Proper circulation is key for maintaining optimal health. It ensures that blood and oxygen continuously flow throughout the body, allowing every organ to function properly. It helps to heal wounds faster, it keeps your brain sharp, it keeps your heart healthy, and it even gives your complexion a natural flush.
Depending upon how you engage with exercise or physical activity, you also can benefit from the distraction, self-efficacy, and social interaction it provides.
3. Implement Meditation
As much it is necessary to maintain your body fitness, it is equally necessary to also maintain a healthy state of mind.
Unlike other animals, our mind is the only superpower humans have, we need to maintain it its best state, so we can tackle problems face in our life. This is where meditation comes into play.
Implementing Mindful Meditation on a regular basis automatically will drive you to your best self.
Read more at How Meditation Can Bring Change To Your Life.
4. Maintain Hygiene
Many times we don’t feel active, rather we feel low, tired and bored. Check how is your environment ? Is It is neat and clean ? Did you had a bath today ? Are you sweating ?
A hygienic dust-free environment, well-moisturized showered skin, groomed hairs, washed clothes can swing you into a light mood.
5. Try Minimalism
The more the materials around us the more our mind has to process those, we might not feel like observing them but it is being sub-consciously monitored every second. And the more complex your surroundings get the more your mind gets tired processing the information.
Don’t get me wrong Its not about banning your desires, but only the things you don’t need or want that needs to be removed. Good examples of such things are :
- Free Tech Goods that you get at the time of joining a company
- Free Extras that comes with Items you purchase
- Gifts : If you don’t need them give them to others in need
- Things you know will not use but you still buy them
- Things that you want to keep even when you know you won’t be using them
Simple surroundings around you, makes you feel lighter and self-controlled which makes you more productive.Try removing or putting unnecessary scattered items into cupboard or Drawer. It will bring your mind to a peaceful state.
6. Maintain Discipline
The key aspect to self-esteem and self-confidence is discipline. If you don’t feel confident about yourself, this is it.
You can know how much self-esteem you have by speaking your qualities to yourself while looking at your reflection in a mirror kept in front of you. If that makes you proud of yourself or does it seems like exaggerating ?
Sometimes in order to achieve high results in an upcoming activity we tend to break out of our daily routine and focus on that particular activity. That’s okay, but if thinking about it starts creating frustration, Its time that you should loosen your mind, since focusing on it too much will only degrade your performance in it
7. Don’t Go Too Hard
Take a break, refresh yourself !
You are working on it for too long, you are frustrated, and this is everyday… well, you need change your approach towards work.
Our mind is just like a computer. Every time you begin a task the muscles in your mind starts acting in your favor. But what will happen if the tension in the muscle sustains for too long. A short term tension will make you and a long term tension will break you.
Like the story of an Arborist (One who’s job is to cut trees) illuminate us to Sharpen our Axe every few strikes.
So take a break let your mind get relaxed. For every hour you work, take a 10 minute break.
8. Maintain Work Life Balance
Sometimes we get so engaged in our work that we lose focus from the “The Life”, perspective.
Too high on one side will make you fall on the other. Life is not only about one thing, be it anything. Its about everything, Its about hard work, Its about love, Its about relationship, Its about connecting and much more and these things needs to be done in their given time.
Parents can’t assume to spend time with their children when they retire, as then they would have plenty of free time. This might make them do wonders in their professional life but they would certainly fail as a parent.
As necessary it is to be a hardworking person to achieve success, it is equally if not more necessary to be aware of where you’re going ?
9. Let go of the past
Most people get stuck in their past and stop bothering about the present, which of course ruins the present leading to the creation of another bad past experience.
The question is “Can you change the past ?”, the answer being, “Of Course No” but,
“Can you learn from it ?”, answer is “Yes”. SO LEARN AND LET GO.
10. Infuse Positive Vibes By Helping Others
You might feel low sometimes, the best way to overcome this feeling is by helping others.
Carolyn Schwartz, a research professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, wanted to see if receiving monthly peer-support phone calls from fellow multiple sclerosis sufferers would benefit others with their disease. Over time, a surprising trend emerged.
While those receiving support appeared to gain some mild benefit, the real beneficiaries were those lending a supportive ear. In fact, those who offered support experienced dramatic improvements in their quality of life—several times more so than those they were helping.
Healthy Lifestyle not only increase lifespan but also increase the quality of life you have with your family and friends.