“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
- Robert Urich
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, can sometimes feel like an overwhelming challenge. Holding down a full-time job, spending time with family and friends, exercising, and getting enough sleep can feel like a lot of pressure already.
Breaking down your wellness goals into smaller, more manageable steps can make a large difference in maintaining personal long-term improvements. We believe that these simple and easy 5 tips below, when seamlessly implemented into your everyday routine, will help you develop lifelong healthy habits.
1. Read 10 Pages of a Book
Whether it's during your evenings, lunch break, or commute home, we recommend reading 10 pages of a book a day. The wellness benefits of reading is a long list, ranging from reduced stress and anxiety, increased empathy, and enhanced sleep. So, take your time and don’t rush through the pages.
2. Set Intentions or Affirmations for the Day
Another simple mental health wellness tip is writing down 5 things you’re grateful for. This can act as daily reminders to be grateful for the positive parts of our lives, while also keeping you motivated and in a good headspace. Not to mention, it's important to talk to yourself as if you have already achieved your goals.
3. Get Outside
Spend at least 10 minutes in nature daily without any distraction; that includes your phone and laptop. According to research, merely taking a 10 to 20 minute stroll outside will help decrease your stress hormone levels. So, go to your nearby park, soak up some sun, and stay a while. Your body will thank you later!
4. Hydrate & Take Vitamins
Hydration and vitamin intake are important parts of daily routine, but often go overlooked. Although, sometimes drinking water can feel like a chore. That’s why we love to multitask and incorporate Drinkable Skincare into our daily routine in order to take in all of the important vitamins.
Taking care of your mental and physical health is important. When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, doing something small is preferable than doing nothing at all. With these healthy lifestyle tips, you can make tiny adjustments over time that add up to make a significant difference.
How have you made a difference in your wellness journey? Let us know by simply tagging us @activewow or DMing us!