This feeling is probably familiar to you: 10 am, you are already on the cocked from the third cup of coffee and in your head, instead of any sensible thoughts, there is a complete mess. You are exhausted (physically, mentally and emotionally) and absolutely indifferent to what you used to enjoy. Motivation? Forget it. Irritability? Oh yeah. Caring for health and wellness? In the furnace.
For some reason, it is assumed that the conquest of new heights and the sheer exhaustion without each other do not go. Nothing like this. Emotional burnout is not at all a sign of success, it is a way in which our body clearly hints that it is time to slow down.
If you do what you have always done, you will receive what you always received.
Henry Ford’s famous quote here is most welcome.
Habitual ways of bringing oneself back to life, be it a double dose of espresso or another layer of concealer under the eyes, take literally a few minutes, but are there many real benefits? Yes, a fundamental change in life takes much more time, but in the end all efforts justify themselves. This is an investment in your health and well-being, so it’s worth taking them seriously.
1. Sleep well
Our body is a mechanism. Beautiful and incredibly complex system that needs care and rest. When you quit your job, you turn off the computer every day, just as your body and mind need. Research says that good sleep helps the brain to get rid of toxins that accumulate during the day.Seven to eight hours of rest is incredibly important for mental and physical health. Your task is to gradually bring the daily duration of sleep to this level. 30 minutes more rest every day is easy, right?
2. Think about what and how to eat
In order to make your food meaningful, you need practice. This applies especially to those who are accustomed to snacking on the run, in parallel dialing the answer to another letter and constantly being distracted by phone calls. The practice of conscious nutrition helps to understand what you eat and what benefits it brings to your body. A simple relationship with hunger is replaced by a healthy relationship with food. Research results show that this approach to nutrition significantly improves mood, reduces stress levels, helps to develop healthy eating habits and even lose weight.
3. Tie with caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant that irritates your already tattered nervous system. When you are anxious, tense or even on the verge of hysterics then another cup of coffee encourage it for a while. Instead, try other, milder ways to cheer up and recharge your batteries: exercise or meditation . If morning without coffee you are not happy, translate your relationship with this drink in a slightly different plane and make them as conscious as possible. Savor the flavor 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 do not 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 mental skills in general.
You can cope with increasing tension with physical activity: every minute spent on yoga, jogging or cycling becomes a contribution to the fight against stress.
A simple morning exercise sets the pace for the day and helps you focus on important tasks. Needless to say, successful people prefer to train in the morning. Start at least 10 minutes of moderate physical activity per day and gradually increase its duration to the recommended half hour.
5. Remember: the best rest is silence.
Yes, yes, yes, without a mention of meditations, not a single article about changing life. Well, what to do if it really works . Approximately 80% of visits to doctors are somehow related to the effects of stress, can you imagine how terrible a waste of time and money? Even more striking is the fact that we can reduce all these costs with the help of … correctly, meditations. These practices help to cope with stress, strengthen the immune system, improve sleep and feel truly 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 in the next surprises.
6. Care for your skin.
It’s simple: happy skin – you are happy. Of course, the consolidation of this habit is no different from others, it also takes time. It’s not even so important that the well-known rule of three weeks – consistency, regularity and understanding of why you are doing this is much more useful than crossing out the days on the calendar. The notorious concealer will hide the signs of fatigue in two accounts, but real changes in the state of the skin always go from the inside, slowly but surely. Choose something that not only improves the complexion, but also brings real benefits to the body, be it cosmetics or food. Just repeat all the necessary procedures in the morning and in the evening – after a while you will notice that the skin shines with health and the mood is not so gloomy. Trite, but nothing better mankind has not yet invented.
7. Feed the soul, not the ego
Everything is simple: do what pleases you. Not all our achievements fill the soul with joy. Regular processing can be useful, but ultimately this leads to exhaustion of far from infinite reserves of the body. The benefits of this behavior are less than regular rest and relaxation. Buy, finally, shoes that you have long wanted, treat yourself to ice cream at lunchtime and the weekend away watch old movies. All – well, the majority – of your actions should have one and only reason: it brings joy. You do this not because this is another item on the to-do list. Joy. You. Point.
8. Trust your intuition
Doubtful beauty of the expression “in my gut I smell” is not at all a metaphor. Before making important decisions, listen to your feelings: the body often tells you what we need, even before we realize it. Take a break if you are tired. Go somewhere if the soul asks for a change. In short, when something goes wrong, first ask about the reasons for yourself. If you are not a person-intuition, it will take some time to learn to listen to your inner voice. Just be distracted from all worries, take a break and honestly answer what you feel now. Chances are good that you know perfectly well what you really want. You only need to stop and listen to yourself.
9. Break the usual order of things.
Set yourself a task at least once a week to try something completely new. Well, or, if enthusiastic in abundance, once a day. It’s not necessary to immediately take on something large-scale – just go to work the other way. Even such a seemingly trifle is an unusual experience. It helps to open the mind to new ways of thinking and perception, which, in turn, will make you a little bit happier.
10. Create yourself a comfortable environment.
The first stage of creating healthy in all respects relationships is a responsible approach to what and with whom you fill your life. Yes, the prospect of turning life- threatening relationships into pleasurable and comfortable can be frightening at first, especially when it comes to friendship, family, food, work, or yourself. Nevertheless, it is important.
Analyze all your connections and notice how they contribute to your life and well-being.
Those who are responsible for choosing an environment are often more confident in making decisions.
11. Learn new
The process of obtaining new knowledge makes us happy, it is a fact. He also helps to extend our life and make it more interesting and rich, and also eliminates unnecessary prejudices. Want to start small – learn to knit, for example. The web is full of training videos, so that you can master this simple work 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 in any case will be deeply grateful to you.
12. Start keeping a diary
Diary Writing will help you in Relieving tension, developing creative abilities, increasing self-confidence and developing a charge of inspiration to achieve goals. If this is difficult, you should not immediately make a commitment to write something every day. What is important is the process of creating the text and not how many times you do it.So for a start you can limit yourself to a couple of lessons per week. Set a timer, give yourself a simple topic, like “What do I expect from this day,” and write whatever you think. Believe me, in the end you will look forward to these sessions.
Have you tried these methods or are you helping something else? Share your tips in the comments.