By Elizabeth Colen
Ever thought of improving your life? Sure, you have. We all have and many of us talk ourselves out of it because we think it has to be all consuming, a total life transformation. We tend to get overwhelmed and never move forward. You’ve heard that old saying “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” I’m going to share with you small bite sizes that you can chew on and make long term positive results to improving your life.
1. Sleep – Sleep is important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough sleep can benefit your weight, mind and temperament. Remember that saying: “Early to be bed, early to rise makes a man (wo-man) healthy, wealthy and wise” it’s true!
2. Eat Breakfast – Starting your day with a healthy balanced breakfast just sets your day up for success. Eating breakfast helps you maintain a healthy weight, it get that metabolism going. You are able to concentrate more and stay focused throughout the day. It gives you energy to handle that to-do list plus more.
3. Exercise – Okay, let’s just get this one out of the way. Exercise has so many benefits for you. Exercise helps control your weight, stabilizes your mood, gives you a boost of energy and gives your self-esteem a boost!
4. Plan your day – Before you get to bed, take about 10 minutes to set up your next day. Jot down your to-do list and you will find that you will sleep better and the next day, you will start the day in control, focused and prepared. When you plan your day you have a sense of control and a sense of accomplishment because you can actually see your to do list turn into to done!
5. Read a book – Knowledge is power and reading daily will not only give you knowledge but it will keep your mind stimulated cutting down on the likely hood of you getting Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The mind is a muscle that need exercise just like the rest of your body.
6. Play – Yes, we are grown but we need to have play time. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate game, you can color, do a jigsaw puzzle, a crossword puzzle, or a game on your phone. Play time can relieve stress, reduce anxiety and lift your spirits.
7. Smile – We know that working out releases endorphins but did you know that when you smile you release endorphins as well? Well it does, and it is contagious. Smiling makes difficult times better. A smile definitely has a positive effect on your well-being. Enjoy life and smile, you are helping the world!
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