We’ve all vowed to live a happier, healthier lifestyle without compromising our personal goals and mental wellbeing. However, trying to do too much and be too many things to too many people can leave you feeling more overwhelmed than overjoyed. While it might be time to nix the ridiculously unrealistic to-do list, there are some things that you can do, right now, that will leave you feeling fulfilled and right on track!
One of the best ways that you can quickly regain perspective within your own life, is to have a positive impact on the lives of others. Today, volunteering isn’t limited to food drives or community clean-ups. You may have skills that are much needed to expand the reach of existing non-profits, that may not be able to afford your services otherwise. For example, if you’re in IT, you could offer tech support for non-profit organizations.
take care of your body
We’re all well aware of the positive impact exercise and eating right can have on our bodies. But how often do we actually take actions? If you’ve been struggling with your health or wanting to create a healthier lifestyle, get out of your head. Stop thinking about it and starting doing something different.
Don’t allow thoughts of how much the gym membership will cost or how sore you’re going to be derail your efforts before you even get started. Decide instead to just get started. Every morning (or evening) get up at the same time and go for a 30-minute walk. As trivial as it sounds, the most important part of a healthier lifestyle is consistency and commitment.
tip: don’t make eating better a struggle… start by finding healthier alternatives to your favourite dishes. Pinterest can be the best resource for this!
love on you
Another way to improve your overall quality of life is to regularly make time dedicated to you. It’s easy to get distracted by a busy schedule and life’s responsibilities. But what good is it all if you’re not taking care of yourself. Set aside time to reflect an write in a diary. Go swimming, take the dog for a walk, have a bubble bath or watch a movie. It doesn’t really matter what you do during this time, as long as it’s something that makes you feel good!