01/03/2019 by Rich Levy 0 Comments
6 Healthy Habits to Include into Your Life
If you want to stick to your nutrition plan and your workout routines and if you actually want to get positive results, you should create healthy habits instead of restrictions. When you focus on what you shouldn't do instead of what you should, or you focus only on negative thoughts you actually start to believe that it will be impossible to get a healthy lifestyle.
So, stop nagging and stop being negative if you want positive things to start happening. Easier said than done, but you can start by checking this blog article where I talk about the healthy
habits which you should include into your life to help you change the way you think.
Start with positive thoughts
Our mind is a powerful tool and we should use it for positive thinking so we can accomplish everything we want. A negative mind-set can’t lead to happiness, however positive thinking can help us control our emotions, live our life happier, make us feel better and help us see the light of all things.
Stop body shaming yourselfNow that you understand the importance of positive thoughts, you should also try to stop that voice inside of you how keeps nagging you about your body shape, weight or other body insecurities. First you have to understand that no one is perfect. We all have some extra weight we worry about, some of us have cellulite, stretch marks, flabby arms or other things we don’t like about ourselves. Well, let me tell you what is more important … It’s how you feel inside not how you look on the outside. Stop having negative thoughts of how your body look like and instead acknowledge your “flaws”, be more kind and start loving yourself and finally start doing something about the things that stress you out.
Weather it’s about your carrier, family life, relationships with friends or workout plan, if you want to see any kind of progress in your life you need to set goals. If we are not setting goals, that means we are not striving to progress, which means we will most likely not accomplish any more tomorrow than we did today. Set up short term goals (like daily and weekly goals) and long term goals. This will help you to become better today than you were yesterday, and become even better tomorrow than you were today.
Early bed time and wake ups
Going to bed early allows us to rest both physically and mentally, which helps us get the recharge we need for the next day. Studies claim that proper sleep also aids in weight loss as well as strengthens our immune system. Experts say we should ultimately aim to get between seven-eight hours of rest each night. Avoiding distractions like browsing our digital devices in bed will allow our minds to wind down and fall asleep easier.
Early bed time also results in you being able to wake up early in the morning, full of energy and with positive vibes. Moreover, waking up early helps you be more productive during the day. There are less distractions in the morning, therefore allowing you to accomplish more. Arising early has proven to aid us in being more optimistic, positive, and upbeat. Establishing a habit of waking up early will ultimately allow your days to be more meaningful than when waking up late.
Start working-outIf you want to be in control of your weight, your emotional health and have a healthy body you should start doing some kind of physical activity. If you work-out around 40 min. per day, 5 times a week and also give your body a couple of days to rest, you will see a big improvement in the way you feel. Exercise has great benefits both for your body and mind, as it boosts your confidence and energy levels, it will help you combat stress and turn you into a more relaxed person and you will also see that your sleep quality will improve.
I know it can be difficult to make exercising a habit, however you can try a few tips:
- Schedule into your calendar daily workouts and set reminders
- Workout with a friend who can push you and encourage you
- Find a physical activity that you like so you don’t feel like it’s a burden to exercise
- Mix up your routines so it doesn’t get boring and you keep improving your results
Meditation helps you develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. Just 10 to 15 minutes of meditation every day, in the morning, can set you up in a positive way in terms of productivity, family, work, mood, relationships, personal development, etc.
You can start with basic level meditation, which is designed to help you take a step back, disentangle yourself from your thoughts and re-enter your body. There are different apps for your phone which can help you learn to meditate. It will be difficult to start with 10 min. of meditation, so at first try 2 minutes every day. Don’t stress about the fact that you might be doing this in a wrong way. Just focus on making meditation a habit and in time you will also see progress.
You will definitely need time and perseverance to include these habits into your daily routine. However, if you want to see a positive change when it comes to your body and mental health, you will be able to do it! If you are already trying to include these habits into your life, you might have seen some of the benefits you can get. I hope this article has helped you to realise the importance of keeping a positive mind-set, meditating, working out and changing some of your bad habits into good ones.