In this time and world, every person is busy surviving. No one is actually living, let alone living in a healthy, mindful way. But it’s very important to go beyond just breathing and existing, and live a quality life. Here are some tips for a healthy lifestyle:
Tips for a healthy lifestyle
Life is a race where you chase time, and responsibilities chase you. But it is essential to have a healthy lifestyle - or at least make some effort towards it.
We either end up eating a lot of junk, or we enter a starvation mode as we choose a short-cut to a slimming diet. But the key is to know your own body - its weight, its activity level, fat level, etc., and accordingly find out the macronutrients and calories required by your body. If keeping track of your calorie intake and macros and planning a diet seems hard, visit a nutritionist for a simple meal plan.
Yes, incorporating exercise in your daily routine is a daunting task, especially when you have so much ‘adulting’ to do. But it’s important to keep moving. Try to walk around for five minutes for every hour you sit at work. Try to do stretching exercises whenever you can. You can arrange walking conversations, and take the stairs as often as you can. If your work or your child’s school is far away, walk for at least a part of the journey.
Amidst all the stress, responsibilities, deadlines, and even depression, we feel too down to take care of ourselves. But it’s important to pamper yourself and take care of yourself. It can be a daily skin routine to put a sheet mask on and sit with your eyes closed for 20 min. It can be a weekly hair spa at home. When you do small things for yourself, you feel important and happy. Make a small list of some minor changes, and make sure to implement them.
Have a healthy mind.
Find some time for meditation, reading, listening to good music, or doing anything that puts your mind to rest and at the same time instils positivity and peace in your mind. It is said that you should measure what you say to yourself when you are alone. As a result of the tricks of our mind, we often end up being too harsh towards ourselves or encouraging doubts, suspicions, and bitterness. If you’re unable to get rid of negativity, opt for counselling without shame.
The society and this world will always pressurise you to change and conform to accepted norms. Chances are, you have already changed a lot for others. But, to be happy and healthy, don’t forget to be yourself. Otherwise, you will always be under constant tension to hide your reality. Don’t like partying? Skip the Friday night party. Hate makeup? There’s no need to hide the blemishes. Be proud of yourself!
Remember that life will always be hard and full of responsibilities. So don’t just sit around and wait for the right time to come for you to start making a change. Start living a healthy life, today!