When you know that your routines from day to day are not as healthy as they could be or should be, it’s time to make some changes. Not every day is sunshine and rainbows, but if the things you ritually do day to day are healthy and positive, they'll have a lasting impact on your long-term robustness and help to build your immunity both physically and emotionally. You'll feel more centred with the strength to better weather any stormy situation and become more resilient with faster bounce-back-ability! Here's 5 simple ways to start creating healthier daily routines to support your best beautiful real life.
Plan & Organise Better
“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.”
When you spend time planning and organising your days, weeks, months and years, you will feel a lot less overwhelmed and much better prepared for most things in life. We can't control everything, but clarity of purpose and 3 core to-do's a day may reduces stress and all the negative health connotations that come with that. Use a digital or physical calendar, journal your thoughts and gratitude daily, and use vision boards and roadmaps to cement your goals firmly in the front of your mind, removing chaos and generating focused action.
Make the Decision to Walk or Ride Rather than Drive
When it's the case that you can walk to the places you need to get to - choose to do it instead of taking a bus or driving. This might not be immediately the quicker or easier solution, but if you consider pre-planning and the ability to complete two tasks in one - exercise and personal development in your ears in audio book or podcast form - you're winning with the walk option! There's also something to be said about the power of breathing in fresh air daily, feeling the wind or sun on your face, smiling at strangers and walking amongst nature whenever there's a path to do so.
Drink More Water
If you’re someone who relies on coffee and sugary soda drinks to get you through the day, or someone who drinks next to nothing all day...this one is major. When you drink more water - up to 3 litres a day - you will stay better hydrated and generally healthier as it detoxifies and helps to flush out toxins, ridding the body of waste primarily through urine and sweat. There's a myriad of other reasons to up your H2O intake, but less headaches and brain fog are definitely a big plus!
"Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues."
- Kevin R. Stone
Take Time to Care for Your Skin
The way in which you care for your skin will have a big impact on how healthy and youthful you look and feel each day and is often a good indicator for your overall state of wellbeing too. Medical skin ranges like Osmosis MD skin care products can be used to improve how your skin feels and the variety of plant based options means you can consciously feel good about getting it too. Take the time to find a system that works for you and take into account your morning skincare routine, nightly routine and any treatment options you cycle through weekly or monthly. Pay particular attention to proper cleansing to remove pollutants and face and body sun protection - even in colder climates. And remember, great skin starts from within, so use all of these tips holistically for optimally radiant skin all over!
Listen to Your Body
Hand in hand, these steps all point to getting into the habit of listening to your body and fuelling it with wholesome nourishment, positivity and cleaner self-care. When you do this, you can ensure you're always responding to its needs and getting in sync with what you truly require to not just slay the day but feel fabulously well in doing so. It’s amazing how much you can improve your body and life in general when you listen to its needs a little more closely each day. Try it out through meditation, deep belly breathing, bathing in water, light or nature, grounding yourself in nature, or simply mindful eating and routines to see how it best works for you.
When you establish healthier daily routines, you will quickly start to feel better about yourself and how you’re experiencing each day of your life. It’s all about taking gradual steps in the right direction. It doesn’t have to be testing or difficult; you just have to be consciously consistent and you'll incrementally feel even better than you ever thought possible.
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* The typical results are different for everyone. Results vary depending on individual effort, skin type, body composition, age, eating patterns, exercise, and the like.