Maybe you already have your resolutions list, personal challenges and some things that you would like to improve in your life. But this is perfectly compatible with these ideas that, not being resolutions for the new year, are good habits. If you manage to bring them in your life as something normal during 2017, you’ll be creating small achievements and you’ll make the next year and those to come more efficient, healthier and happier. And if you are more efficient, happier and healthier your goals will be closer every day with less effort.
Lets start by health.
Drink more and hydrate. Drinking a good and healthy amount of water every day helps us face tiredness much more than coffee and makes our system feel much better. Even better if the water is cold as it gives a start up to our metabolism.
Fill your refrigerator with healthy food. Put bowls with fruit on the kitchen counter or on the dinning room’s table and when you feel the urge for a snack eat fruit. It’s full of vitamins and free of toxic agents.
Breakfast is important
No more hurries and no more drinking only coffee. Bring proteins to your breakfast and you will watch your energy and productivity boosting.
There is no need for much more than a morning walk or stretching exercises to boost your blood flow which will give you energy and clear your mind.
Keep your loved ones close.
Even if you don’t have much time to spend with your family or visit your friends you should try to find at least a few minutes a day to keep in touch. Call that person that you miss. Talk to your family and friends, at least one person every day. Take care of your relationships and keep your spirits high.
Travel and live experiences
At least once a year you should travel to a new place that you have always wanted to visit. Every once in a while you should do something different, going camping, to a concert or making a dinner. Doing something that you really feel like doing keeps your life from becoming predictable and dull. Do something that gets you running and gain new experiences.
Do away with that app on your phone that keeps distracting you. Free yourself from those apps that you use to kill time and that demand more and more of your attention. Find something better to do in your travels and free time like listening to a podcast or reading books.
It sounds odd but it’s true. Even if we have lots of ambition and a big desire to work there’s a point when our bodies need a rest. And this will take a toll. If you want to avoid unnecessary wear outs work more efficiently but don’t work longer.
Multitasking has had a better reputation than it should have. You do more than one thing at a time but nothing right and in the time that it would have taken you to do all of it. Focus, without distraction, and keep working on one thing after the other. When you realise you will have done much more and in an easier way than multitasking.
I have given you some examples. Now it’s your call. If you chose at least one habit from each and incorporate them in your life you’ll make this next year a bit more effective, healthier and, above all, happier.