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It is that time of the year when we tend to loose the momentum on our New Year’s resolutions, if you are struggling to keep your motivation and focus try these easy ways to get back on track and improve your health and happiness.
If your New Year zest and get up and go is dwindling and your resolutions are far from a reality, you are not alone! We all start the new year with the confidence this year will be different, this year we will make those big lifestyle changes, the reality is life gets in the way and because we can all quite easily slip back into our old habits.
In this blog we give you some tips on small changes that will make a big difference and get you back on track and most importantly to a happier healthier you.
Sleep On It!
Get your sleep back on track! Restorative sleep is vital and trying to stick to a sleep schedule is essential to create a healthy sleep pattern.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, “We spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential – It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health. Sleeping helps us to recover from mental as well as physical exertion.”
Healthy sleep is critical for everyone, because we all need to retain information and learn skills to thrive in life. Therefore, the best sleep habits are consistent, healthy routines that allow all of us, regardless of our age, to meet our sleep needs every night, and keep on top of life’s challenges every day.
Get your gut back on track! The gut plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. Because, it can help control everything from your weight to your mood to brain health, inflammation and immune function.
Therefore, we know that junk food, lack of fibre, glyphosate, antibiotics, and other toxins can compromise the bacteria upon which your digestion and brain health depend.
Is there anything you can do about it? Yes! There’s a lot you can do to nurture a healthy microbiome and to support a flourishing collection of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract.
Let’s Get Physical!
Get your fitness back on track! Increasing physical activity has the potential to therefore improve the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals, families, communities and the nation as a whole. Because, Public Health England (PHE) wants to see more people being physically active.
Life is busy, and fitting in exercise can be tough, especially if you think of it as something that requires special clothing or a trip to the gym. But it’s worth the effort – because, as well as making you happier, there’s evidence that regular physical activity can protect you from everything from obesity to Alzheimer’s. And the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that hard.
Make a few simple changes to your life and you’ll be in better shape in weeks – no changing rooms required.
Log Off and Log Into Life!
Get your face-to-face contact back on track! In the modern world, screens surround us. Our smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions make our lives easier by providing infinite possible functions – work, entertainment, shopping, socialising, organisation, navigation, learning, fitness tracking and news. Our laptops and smartphones are addictive, but too much of a good thing can be detrimental to our health.
Google makes its own free screen time monitoring app, called Digital Wellbeing, this is only available on Pixel phones. However, there are other apps, like Wind Down, which help wean you off your phone.
Apple has a similar tool to Digital Wellbeing it is called Screen Time, this will allow you to see how much time you spend on your phone.
Reducing screen time with devices makes time for more family time. Therefore, more time to go outdoors! It is a win win, because, reducing screen time means improved physical health, decreased obesity, increased time to try new activities, improved mood and enhanced relationships. We all need to disconnect to reconnect!
Goodness Gracious Me!
Get your gratitude back on track! Practice gratitude and this will most importantly help rewire the brain and body to think and feel more positively. It is scientifically proven that gratitude reduces stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and builds an overall raport with your life. Gratitude helps enhance self-esteem. “Unless you fill yourself up first, you have nothing to give anybody.”
“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” we are often told.
While it can be hard to avoid self-pity entirely, mentally strong people choose to exchange self-pity for gratitude. Because, whether you choose to write a few sentences in a gratitude journal or simply take a moment to silently acknowledge all that you have, giving thanks can transform your life.
By keeping a gratitude journal you will therefore gain a new perspective of what is important to you and what you truly appreciate in your life. By noting what you are grateful for, you will gain clarity on what you want to have more of in your life, and what you can cut from your life.
Tidy House, Tidy Mind!
Get your cleaning back on track! Mindful cleaning, what if we all looked at cleaning as a way to practice mindfulness? When you apply mindfulness to cleaning you learn how to find meaning in mundane chores! Cleaning your home goes further than just dusting, laundry and stain removal.
A clean and tidy home can help you relax and think more clearly – tidy house, tidy mind. Even the process of cleaning can give you time to mull over challenges you’re facing and provide a therapeutic release of tension.
So, why not give it a go? In this guide, there are useful tips on how to de-clutter your mind (and life) by getting your home in order. It’s win-win. Don’t do everything at once, this could cause you to become unnecessarily stressed. Instead, break up your day or week into manageable cleaning chunks.
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