Each month I’m going to share with you 4 task you can do and eventually turn it into a habit, you of course decide if you want to follow those things or you might already be doing them. Hopefully it will be beneficial to some.
Self improvement is the practice to improve our life’s and feel better in general. This includes our health, happiness, productivity, relationships and other goals we might have. Goal setting is often included in self-improvement like changing habits, improving awareness, finding one’s values and beliefs.
Today we can find a lot of information about self-improvement and now that we also have science of modern psychology, we have more resources and information available than ever before on this subject.
Many of us are constantly seeking new ways to keep on improving our self’s and we often need more ideas or new ideas on what we can do. It can get confusing to know what to do next with all this information that is out there. You don’t want to do everything at once, changing habits takes time and if we try to change everything at once we will most likely fail.
Eat 5 – 6 times a day and drink enough water.
By eating healthy regularly you can prevent so many problems, including headaches, low energy and more.
You should be eating around 5 – 6 times per day, I don’t count protein after a workout as one. The biggest meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between them are three snack times, they should be on the lighter side to fill up through the day.
To keep the blood sugar even throughout the day and prevent unnecessary hunger late at night you should eat every two hours.Staying hydrated is also something very important. Our body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues. It helps regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Did you know our body loses water through breathing, digesting and sweating ?. So you maybe now understand better the importance of water.
The amount of water we need depends on our gender, activity level, climate or any other health problems. Recommended water intake would be 3.7 liters for men and about 2.7 liters for women. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from food and rest from drinks.
The task is to eat 5 – 6 times a day, and drink at least what is recommended. It’s good to always have water with you when you are on the go and healthy snacks.
Have a good sleeping routine.
People tend to forget the importance of good night sleep. We are sleeping around one-third of our life and when we sleep there is a lot happening inside our body. We are not only saving energy, sleeping also involves many important processes that promote the regeneration and reconstruction of the body’s cells.How much sleep we need is different but the average adult needs about seven and a half hour, kids of course need more.
What happens when we don’t get enough sleep, we know how difficult it may be to get through the day after a sleepless night. Our attention span and focus is less than normal, we become annoyed and have less energy. Not sleeping enough can have extensive impact on our daily life and come down on our work, family and social life and affect both physical and mental health. Studies have confirmed that to little sleep can increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, impaired immune system, heart attacks and stokes.
In this task go to bed and wake up at the same time each day ( To get those 7 – 8 hours ), including weekends. Of course we sometimes need to be out later and can’t stick to the plan. But stick to the plan as often you can to change it into a habit.
Exercise each day.
Now I’m not talking about going to the gym every day. Just talking about making time for at least 30 minute walk,jog or other home exercises.
With exercise we increase energy, muscle straight, maintain healthy weight and improves brain function and so much more.Regular exercise can reduce the likelihood of many lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight, osteoporosis, some types of cancer, depression, stress and anxiety. It’s clear that this is important for everyone to strive.
Make time for 30-60 minutes each day for a walk, jog or other activities. You will feel much better and also turn it into a habit.
Read a book everyday.
With each book you are exposing your self to more and more wisdom. There are hundreds of books to choose from and many on how to improve. Find a book you want to read, better if you choose a book who can be beneficial to you rather than fiction but it’s up to you. After that read at least for 30-60 minutes each day. You can do it in a lunch break, before bed, waiting for an appointment or in the bus. If you do this conscientiously it will become a habit at the end.
Read a book for 30 – 60 minutes each day.
That’s all 4 tips to begin with and you should give it at least one month to make it into a habit. Write it down and be sure you see it everyday, to reduce the chances of forgetting anything.
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