Are You As Healthy and Wise As You Want To Be? Begin Your Healthy Lifestyle Reboot Now.
Many people spend more time planning their vacation than they do planning the important things in their life.
Are you tired, overweight, or sick a lot? Does your job or unbalanced budget stress you out? If so, it’s vital to design a healthy lifestyle reboot so you can feel better and just maybe live better longer. The time to start is now.
Start eating right and thinking right today. If you’re younger, time is on your side. If you’re older, there’s still a lot you can do to change things for the better… Here’s how to start.
Deep down, have you ever felt your life should be a better and more fulfilling than it is now? Most people have at some point in their lives. They call it the turning point, a light bulb moment, or a revelation. No matter what you call it, it’s that point in your life where you tell yourself “I’ve got to do things differently.”
You can go online and Google “Self-Improvement Help” and here’s what you’d get:
Most of them sell or give away a self-improvement worksheet. Use it they say, and you can turn your dreams into reality easy as pie.
If it was easy as pie, there wouldn’t be a billion dollar self-improvement industry. The truth is old habits are hard to change. Any worksheet only acts as a reminder. You have to stay motivated because worksheets are easy to ignore as change gets harder.
Here are three easy self-improvement tips you can do to start your healthy lifestyle reboot.
Get Up Early
What this got to do with self-improvement?A lot…
When you wake up after a night’s rest, you should feel energized and ready to tackle the day. If you don’t, there may be many potential causes. If you want to be at your best, it’s important to figure out why you’re sluggish when you get up.
- Poor Diet Overall – Unbalanced Blood Sugar
- Stress – Either Work, Home, or Money Problems
- Illness – Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, or another sleep disorder
- Alcohol – Actually becomes a kind of stimulant as it breaks down
- Electronic Devices – Smartphones, TV’s, or tablets screens give off light that inhibits melatonin.
- High Carb Bedtime snacks – Can cause sharp increases in blood sugar that leads to increased insulin production to lower blood sugars. Other stress hormones are released making it hard to sleep
- Sleeping In – Messes with your body’s biological clock… your Circadian Rhythm
- Your Sleeping Environment – Too hot or cold. Poor mattress or pillow
The ‘experts’ used to say; go to bed just a half hour earlier to get up a half hour earlier than you usually do. Simple… Right? It’s not nearly as easy as it sounds. But hey, if you can do that, go for it.
You might have a young family with kids who will do their best to outlast you when it comes to bedtime. If you’re older, you may find it’s harder to go to sleep and stay asleep than it used to be. Or you could have Sleep Apnea. This is a serious medical condition that can reduce your quality of life. If you snore or your partner says it sounds like you’re having trouble breathing, get a sleep study done. Sleep Apnea is treatable. Most patients are glad they got treated because they feel so much better
The answer can vary for each of us. Everyone has different challenges to overcome. The point is you need to be fully awake and free of early morning sluggishness no matter what causes it.
Watch a Sunrise
Nothing like fresh morning air to make you feel great and motivated to seize the day. This simple, but satisfying, act can lift your spirits. It does for many people. If you can tack on a brisk walk, jog or run… so much the better. Your level of activity depends on what you enjoy and what you are physically capable of. If you’re not sure, check with your healthcare provider to make a plan
Eat a Good Breakfast
To start your day out on the right foot. You need the energy a nourishing breakfast will provide. It’s essential if you want to accomplish your daily tasks to the best of your ability.
If you’re pressed for time, try a breakfast shake with protein or a piece of fresh fruit. Anything is better than skipping breakfast.
Smile a Lot
Smile more. Besides making other people wonder what you’re up to, smiling attracts other positive people to you. So even if you find it a bit difficult at first, smile a lot. It helps.
I’ve just given you three simple ways to jump-start your healthy lifestyle reboot. I hope they help you have a great day that keeps getting better.