How to be more mindful of your health
Health awareness month should be a reminder to all of us on the importance of taking care of our health. Taking care of our health helps us to better cope with anxiety and stress and to become more productive at work or school. It’s easy to neglect our health at times due to our busy lifestyles. So here are some helpful tips to help you improve your lifestyle.
Exercise and eat well
Physical activity and eating a balanced diet has immediate and long-term benefits on our health and improves our overall quality of life. It’s also a good way to de-stress after a long day of school or work. Try getting about 30 minutes of exercise every day such as brisk walking, dancing, or simply helping with chores around the house.
Spend time with loved ones
Surrounding yourself with friends and family can have a positive impact on our general well-being. It can uplift your mood, and stimulate your brain through meaningful interactions.
It’s imperative to take a few minutes to relax and breathe after a long day. Dedicate some time during the day to do something you like, it could be resting, reading a book, listening to music, watching your favourite TV show, or meditating.
Set achievable goals
The biggest advantage of breaking down our goals into tasks is that it creates small, realistic and achievable steps for you to take. This will help give you the confidence to move swiftly toward achieving your big goal. For example, if your goal is to pass the year with better marks than the you did last year, start the first term by aiming for a 10% improvement.
Get enough rest
Resting and sleep quality is vital for our brain to function well. It enables the body to repair and be fit and ready to take on a new day. Try getting between 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle by doing what is right for your body. At times, due to our busy lifestyles we forget to be mindful of the little things that contribute to our overall health and well-being. If you feel that you are neglecting your health, I hope these tips will help you make better lifestyle choices.
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