In 2016 I vowed to make a lifestyle change when it came to my mental and physical health. Choosing to be a healthier person overall and trying to take care of my mind & body God so graciously has given me. Today, I'm sharing 5 healthy habits to start this spring. Try starting with small things each day and overtime it becomes second nature and a part of your everyday routine.
.. THE HEALTHY HABITS ..
1. Go outside //
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I will be trying to get outside as much as possible. We humans don't do that nearly often enough -- we're busy beings, I know. Soaking up some Vitamin D when we get the chance is good for us physically and mentally. So this spring take a walk, go to a park, visit a flea market, eat brunch on the patio. Get that vitamin D people! ha ha
2. Eat breakfast //
...every day. This one started as a challenge for me because I used to never eat breakfast, (brunch is a different story). Once I started working out in the late mornings I was pretty much forced to eat breakfast before, or I'd get really lightheaded and sometimes even sick. Now that I've gotten used to eating breakfast, I actually look forward to it and feel like I make healthier choices throughout the day.
3. Weekly clean ups //
I'm a Virgo, I'm a perfectionist, and I can't stand a mess for very long. I like things neat, clean, and organized. Buttt, I do slip up and get lazy or too busy to stay as organized as I'd like sometimes. Now, I'm making a point to pick up as I go. Doing small weekly, or biweekly, clean ups help make it easy and take less time & effort. Living organized has been sort of a lifestyle change for me, and a direction toward minimalist living (I'll be talking more about this in a later post). Basically, clutter around the house equals clutter in your mind and life, so keep it clean ladies.
4. Get social //
Join a social group to stay connected to people in the flesh. In the cyber world we live in today, I think it's important to keep real social interaction in our lives. I've been wanting to read more, to learn more, to be able to achieve more. Joining a book club gets me reading, but also interacting with others, and let's face it, I need that in my life. I'm quite the homebody. I'm a true introvert. But I love people, It's all about finding the right social settings for you. Regardless, we all need social experiences to keep our minds open and hearts full.
5. Weekly "unplug" session //
Going off #4's healthy habit, unplugging from the internet and spending quality time with the people we care about and love most is so, so important. I haven't tried this one yet, it should be interesting because I really do love social media, but "unplugging" once a week will be good for my heart, mind, & soul. It allows us to devote time to something else more productive in our own life, and that is definitely a good thing.