The New Year is here, and we all know what that means; people around the world are now beginning to set in place all manner of goals, restrictions and the like in hopes of getting and staying healthy in 2023.
With this mind, we would like to offer a few simple yet extremely valuable habits designed to improve your lifestyle. Read on to see which ones you think would be beneficial to you in the new year.
Establish a Morning Ritual
How you start your day is extremely important. A good morning routine is proven to increase your motivation and productivity for the day ahead. Whether it’s exercising, meditating, eating a healthy breakfast, all of the above, or something else entirely, creating and implementing a healthy morning routine is the first step to improving your lifestyle. Whatever you decide to do, if you can also get out in the sun for 30 minutes while doing it, even better.
Drink More Water
This may seem like a no-brainer, but the average person does not drink enough water everyday. Try your best to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day and see the difference it makes firsthand.
Follow the 80/20 Rule
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is a great way to increase your productivity and minimize stress in your day to day life. This rule states that in any situation, 20% of the tasks will yield 80% of the results. Use this fact to maximize your time and energy on the tasks you know will end with the largest results. Once those are done, then you can move on to the remaining items in your to-do list.
Odds are, you can’t do it successfully, after all only 2% of the population is capable of successfully multitasking. Depending on the circumstances and the actions involved, it might be okay to multitask. However, for the most part, trying and failing to multitask will result in limited focus and increased mental clutter, making it that much harder to accomplish anything efficiently. Similar to the 80/20 rule, start your day with the most important items, and work through them one at a time, before arriving at the less important items that might allow you to multitask.
Detox From Social Media
The average person has roughly 5 social media accounts and spends nearly 2 hours a day on these platforms. Research has shown that the more time spent on social media, the more likely a person is to develop depression. Be intentional with taking time away from social media on a daily basis. Try switching off you phone and laptop a few hours before bedtime to avoid spending the remaining hours of the day on social media.
Now that you have turned off your devices, open up a book! Reading is a great way to entertain your mind while allowing you to slow down before going to bed, improving your sleep. Nonfiction books are also a great way to expand your thinking, motivate yourself, and receive advice to further improve your life.
Humans should always be looking for ways to improve our own health and lifestyle. Although it’s not always easy, implementing new helpful habits like the ones mentioned above will ultimately lead to a better physical and mental state, improving one’s overall quality of life. We hope you found this article helpful, and find some inspiration in the items above to take with you into the future. In the meantime, Happy New Year!