12 ways to change your life for those who have absolutely no strength
These tips will help, if not completely transform your life, then at least make it much more enjoyable.
You probably know this feeling: 10 in the morning, you are already on edge from the third Cup of coffee, and in your head instead of any sane thoughts-a complete mess. You are exhausted — physically, mentally, and emotionally-and completely indifferent to what used to please. Motivation? Forget. Irritability? Yeah. Taking care of your health and well-being? Into the furnace.
For some reason, it is considered that the conquest of new heights and utter exhaustion do not go without each other. Nothing like that. Emotional burnout is not a sign of success, it is a way in which our body clearly hints that it is time to slow down.
The famous quote of Henry Ford is most appropriate here.
The usual ways to bring yourself back to life, whether it's a double dose of espresso or another layer of concealer under the eyes, take just a few minutes, but how much real benefit do they have? Yes, it takes a lot more time to radically change your life, but in the end, all your efforts pay off. This is an investment in your health and well-being, so you should take it with all due seriousness.
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1. Sleep well
Our body is a mechanism. A beautiful and incredibly complex system that needs care and rest. When you leave work, you turn off your computer every day, which is about what your body and mind need. Research suggests that a good night's sleep helps the brain get rid of toxins that accumulate throughout the day, which is why seven to eight hours of full rest is incredibly important for mental and physical health. Your task is to gradually bring your daily sleep duration to this level. 30 minutes more rest every day is easy, isn't it?
2. Think about what and how you eat
In order to make your nutrition meaningful, you need practice. This is especially true for those who are used to snacking on the run, simultaneously typing an answer to another letter and constantly distracted by phone calls. Practicing mindful eating helps you understand what you are eating and what benefits it brings to your body. Instead of simply satisfying your hunger, you have a healthy relationship with food. Research results show that this approach to nutrition significantly improves mood, reduces stress, helps to develop healthy eating habits and even get rid of excess weight.
3. Stop using caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant that irritates your already jittery nervous system. When you are worried, tense, or even on the verge of hysteria, another Cup of coffee will cheer you up, but not for long. Instead, try other, more gentle ways to cheer up and recharge your energy: exercise or meditation. If you don't enjoy a morning without coffee, move your relationship with this drink to a slightly different plane and make it as conscious as possible. Savor the aroma and enjoy the taste of the drink, sipping it from your favorite mug. After a while, it may turn out that this ritual is much more important than the coffee itself.
4. Start moving and don't stop
Movement is not only a powerful tool for improving mood and reducing stress but also a proven effective way to preserve excellent memory and General thinking skills.
A simple morning workout sets the necessary pace for the entire day and helps you focus on important tasks. Needless to say, successful people prefer to train in the morning. Start with at least 10 minutes of moderate physical activity a day and gradually increase its duration to the recommended half hour.
5. Remember: the best rest is silence
Yes-Yes-Yes, without mentioning meditations, not a single article about changing life is complete. Well, what can you do if it really works? About 80% of visits to doctors are somehow related to the consequences of stress, can you imagine what a monstrous waste of time and money? What is even more striking is that we can reduce all these expenses with the help of... that's right, meditations. These practices help to cope with stress, strengthen the immune system, improve sleep and feel really happy. Just five minutes of such relaxation will make the day much more joyful. Another bonus: regularly meditating people think rationally and experience less anxiety when life throws up another surprise.
6. Take care of your skin
It's simple: happy skin-happy you. Of course, fixing this habit is no different from others, it also takes time. The well — known rule of three weeks is not even so important here-consistency, regularity, and understanding why you do it is much more useful than crossing out days in the calendar. The proverbial concealer will hide traces of fatigue in no time, but real changes in the condition of the skin always come from within, slowly but surely. Choose something that will not only improve the complexion but also bring real benefits to the body, whether it is cosmetics or food. Just repeat all the necessary procedures in the morning and evening — after a while you will notice that the skin shines with health and the mood is not so gloomy. Corny, but nothing better than humanity has not yet come up with.
7. Nourish the soul, not the ego
It's simple: do what pleases you. Not all our achievements fill the soul with joy. Regular processing can be useful, but in the end it leads to the depletion of not infinite reserves of the body. The benefits of this behavior are less than regular rest and relaxation. Finally, buy the shoes you've been wanting for a long time, treat yourself to ice cream at lunchtime, and watch old movies all weekend long. All — well, most-of your actions must have one single reason: it brings joy. You're not doing this because it's just another item on your to-do list. Joy. To You. Point.
8. Trust your intuition
Questionable beauty, the expression "a gut feeling" is not a metaphor. Before making important decisions, listen to your feelings: the body often tells us what we need, even before we realize it. Take a break if you are tired. Go somewhere if your soul is asking for a change. In short, when something goes wrong, the first thing you need to do is ask yourself why. If you are not an intuitive person, it will take some time to learn to listen to your inner voice. Just take a break from all your worries, take a break, and honestly answer what you feel right now. Chances are that you know exactly what you really want. You just need to stop for a while and listen to yourself.
9. Break the usual order of things
Set yourself the task of trying something completely new at least once a week. Or, if there is an abundance of enthusiasm, once a day. You don't have to immediately take on something large-scale — just go to work another way. Even such a seemingly small thing is an unusual experience. It helps open your mind to new ways of thinking and perceiving, which in turn will make you at least a little happier.
10. Create a comfortable environment
The first stage of creating healthy relationships in every sense is a responsible approach to what and with whom you fill your life. Yes, the prospect of turning a life-threatening relationship into a happy and comfortable one can be intimidating at first, especially if it involves friendship, family, food, work, or yourself. Nevertheless, it is important.
Those who are responsible for choosing their environment are often more confident in making decisions.
11. Learn new
The process of getting new knowledge makes us happy, this is a fact. It also helps to extend our life and make it more interesting and rich, as well as eliminates unnecessary biases. If you want to start small, learn to knit, for example. The Network is full of training videos, so you can master this simple task without even getting out of bed. If you are attracted to big goals, go to a three-month web design course. Whatever you decide to do, the brain will be deeply grateful to you in any case.
12. Start keeping a diary
Relieving tension, developing creativity, increasing self-confidence, and inspiring people to achieve their goals is a simple task, but so much good. If this is difficult, do not immediately commit to writing something every day. The process of creating a text is important, not how many times you do it, so you can start with just a couple of sessions a week. Set a timer, give yourself a simple theme, such as" What I expect from this day", and write whatever you think. Believe me, you will eventually look forward to these sessions.