The new year is just around the corner, so many of us are probably wondering, “What are some best habits we can adopt for a happy life?”
Habits can make or break you and it’s definitely worth being intentional about the habits you allow in your life. Here are 10 good habits that will have a positive impact on your life by helping you to be healthier and happier.
Drink plenty of water
Start your day with a big glass of water right after you wake up to rehydrate your body after sleep. It’s also important you aim to drink water throughout the day so you don’t experience any signs of dehydration.
Move your body
Exercise is key when it comes to your health and happiness. So stop telling yourself you don’t have the time or energy and start moving more. Go on walks, for instance; it’s free and easy to do. Be sure to always have a reusable water bottle on hand to keep you hydrated.
Eat a nutritious breakfast
Eat something that will fuel your body and brain so you can operate at your best. If you need some breakfast ideas, here’s an easy waffle recipe to kick off your morning!
Plan your day the night before
Get into the habit of spending some time before bed making sure you are organized for the following day. Get out your clothes, tidy around the house a bit and prepare tomorrow’s lunch. This will save you so much time in the morning.
Stretch throughout the day
This is especially important if you sit at a desk, drive for long stints or move your body in a certain way repeatedly for a long period of time. Aim to stretch every 30 to 60 minutes and your body will thank you for it.
Spend some time outdoors
Go on hikes, to the beach or camp for the weekend. Getting a breath of fresh air and connecting with the world outside can really help to keep things in perspective.
Have a wind-down routine before bed
Avoid all screens, journal, stretch, read, listen to some soothing music… anything that helps you to get to sleep quickly.
Take action towards your goals
The best way to achieve your goals is by taking some action, no matter how small, towards them each day.
Meditation has a wealth of benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, increased focus, better sleep, improved self-awareness and more happiness in your life. So meditate for a couple minutes in the morning or before you head to bed.
Focus on the good things in your life by having a gratitude ritual you practice each day. Write it down in a journal to keep track of everything you’re grateful for. This will help you make mindful decisions and live a more intentional life.