Even if one is not aware of it, every single person has a routine they stick to in their daily life. Whether it’s having a cup of coffee, going out for a morning jog, reading the newspaper, or watching TV, routines exist to provide us with a sense of comfort and stability.
However, there are some practices that can have a negative impact on us mentally and/or physically, and it is crucial to introduce changes in them immediately before the problem gets exacerbated. Outlined below are three of the simplest changes you can make to your daily routine in order to lead a happier, healthier life.
Perhaps the simplest change you can introduce in your lifestyle, as it doesn’t consume the time you might have to spend on other activities. Affirmations are a brilliant way to inject some positivity into yourself before you get started with your day.
Whether you’re motivating yourself for a specific purpose, such as affirming that a presentation will go smoothly, or that you will perform exceptionally well on a test; or if it is for a general purpose, such as asserting that today will be a fabulous day, or that whatever happens happens for a reason, morning affirmations are a simple investment with a massive return.
Whether it’s a High-Intensity Fitness workout or a simple walk around the park, exercise is something that must be accommodated into everyone’s lives. You do not have to secure an expensive gym membership or take out 2-3 hours of your time for this; even a simple half an hour workout is sufficient.
There are a number of benefits one can obtain by exercising daily- it reduces fatigue, gets the blood flowing, clears up your mind by distracting you from other concerns, and it releases endorphins (the happiness hormones) in your body.
Social Media Detox
By far one of the biggest contributors to negative mental health is social media. There are a number of reasons for this- constant need to seek attention from virtual strangers; receiving massive backlash for virtually any opinion, and even coping with an inferiority complex for having fewer followers or likes than someone else.
Such reasons make it even more vital to distance yourself away from all social media, especially if it is the first thing you look at every morning, for extended periods at a time. A social media detox for even a week can do wonders to improve one’s mental health.
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