We all work hard and have lots of day to day “things” going on in our busy lives. We need to take care of our money and investments, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves and the ones we love. Here are a few rewarding steps towards improving your overall wellbeing.
Be Good to Yourself
At times we can all be a little too self-critical. Society and culture put on the pressure and sometimes it’s a good idea to cut ourselves some slack. Encourage yourself, and treat you like you would a friend in the same situation. A little self-support can go a long way.
More contact with family and friends on a regular basis is better for you than you think. That social connection makes for a great boost overall.
Find A Bigger Perspective on Things
There’s always more than one way to look at things. We each give our own meaning and point of view to every situation. Taking a different angle or 10,000 ft view will give you a much more well-rounded perspective. Seeing the bigger-picture based on the grand-scheme of things is always a good idea.
Take up a Hobby
Stamp collecting, fly-tying, baking, golfing, knitting, reading… the list goes on and on. Setting time aside dedicated to one of your keen interests or passions is always heathy. You could meet new people, learn new things, boost your confidence and interest.
Someone is always in need of help, your community, a charity, or just someone you know. Not only will you do some good for others, but you will feel good about it – and it’s social.
Trade in the Big Mac® for a big salad. Sometimes if we feel low, we want to hit the treats and junk food for the instant gratification and fun factor. A healthy clear mind needs healthy clear food. Lots of water, less salt, sugar and fat – more fruits and vegetables will work wonders.
Regulate Your Sleep
Keep your sleep at a regular time and length the best you can. Avoid electronics and caffeine before bedtime, unwind with a book or soft music. More alert and refreshed, means clearer thinking.
Move. Get up and walk around more during the day. Go outside just for a ten-minute brisk walk each and every day – even if it is just to see how hard it’s raining. Join a gym or try to get a regular exercise routine, take up some more active centric hobbies, walk to work and take the stairs. Just a little exercise goes a long way for sleep, energy, mood, and longevity.