10 easy ways towards healthier habits
Most people want to develop healthy habits but are put off by the quantum of change and effort it requires. No doubt, without effort, there won’t be significant change, however, to get started, small, achievable steps are all that you need. Once you’ve mastered this, the next stage will be easier to attain.
Be positive, be grateful
In our fast paced lives, it’s easy to lose sight of the wins and merely focus on the losses and frustrations. Make a simple mental switch. Acknowledge failures but immediately look to learn from them. Be thankful for all the guidance you’ve received from friends, family, mentors and even strangers. Most importantly, remember to express your gratitude.
A crucial part of a great day is a good night’s sleep. Ensure you go to bed in a relaxed state of mind. A cup of chamomile tea before bed can do wonders to put you in the right mood.
Say hello to herbs
Throughout the ages, herbs have been hailed for their therapeutic effects. Today, the world is rediscovering these natural wonders. Infusing it with teas are one of the easiest ways to introduce them to your lifestyle. Not only do they add great flavour they enhance the benefits derived from tea. At Tea Aroma, for instance, we've designed our teas to be enriched by specific herbs whose benefits are accentuated at particular times. This helps you determine which one to consume when - 8AM, 2PM, 5PM and 10PM teas.
Have good company
Surround yourself with people who enable you and bring out the best in you. Such company can recharge you and work wonders on your mental and physical health. In fact, a group is a great way to attain common health goals.
Skip TV dinners
Switch to slow, deliberate dinners with friends and family. Be mindful of the food you eat, savour it and let it work wonders for you.
You don’t have to lift weights, join expensive gyms or get a treadmill. Do simple crunches, take the stairs when you can, take short walks. Once you’ve built a small regimen for yourself, you can aim for the bigger goals.
Time off tech
Have designated hours at home and work where you switch off from addictive social media and streaming sites or games. Not only will you become more productive at office, you will find yourself with meaningful free time where you can accomplish more items from your to do list than TV shows.
Take big breaks
No matter how much you love work, there’s no excuse to not take a break. Vacations are a great way to recharge and return to work pumped with newer ideas and fresher perspectives.
Plan weeknight meals
You just need one day, say a Sunday night, to plan the rest of the week’s meals. Jot it down, make sure you have the ingredients ready and/or leave notes for your help. Planning makes life easier.
Snacks are an unavoidable part of our daily life. But unhealthy snacks needn’t be. Switch to almonds, energy bars or fresh fruits. An easy trick is to stock more of these at work and home so, when the hunger pangs get you, you have healthy options to fall upon.
Stay calm, stay hydrated
Get a bottle that can fit your recommended intake in one go. Keep it in sight at all times. Ensure you finish it by the end of day. Tea, specifically herbal and unsweetened, can be a great add-on to your beverage plans.