The Key to a Balanced Life
Getting back on the work grind can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Our minds are still on holiday but we have to get back into it. The first step is to not get overwhelmed and stressed. Once you get over that bump, it’s important to implement some good and healthy habits. Having a routine is always a great way to stay balanced and feel your best.
Daily habits start during the night. Having a regular and healthy sleep schedule is crucial to be at your best during the day. Going to bed and sleeping at the same time can seem boring but if you do so, your days will be much better and you’ll find it much easier to get through your daily life and feel less tired.
2. Drink a lot of water
Fun fact, many of us are actually dehydrated and we have no idea. We always hear that we should drink at least 2 litres of water everyday and too many people are far from that goal. For some, drinking water comes naturally and others have to be reminded to do so. At one point, our bodies are so used to running on a little bit of water that they just get used to it. Try and start your day by drinking 500ml to 1 litre of water. We get very dehydrated in our sleep so make sure you drink a lot in the morning, it’s also an efficient way to kickstart your body. And try to drink as much as you can throughout the day, especially before your meals because very often we mistake our thirst for hunger.
We hear that one all the time but we’re all (or at least some of us) too lazy. Exercising doesn’t have to mean going to the gym and sweating until you feel like you’re about to collapse. You can also go for short run or walk in the morning, or do a little bit of yoga in the comfort of your home. It’s about getting your body moving, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. Taking that time will help you clear your head and especially in the morning, getting yourself moving after waking up is the best way to wake your body up before starting work.
4. Eat clean
You don’t have to eat kale for breakfast, lunch and dinner but just watch what you’re eating and make sure it’s serving you well. Eating clean is about eating the foods that are going to support your wellbeing on the daily and not make you feel heavy all-day long. If eating healthy at home seems like a challenge, think about meal-prepping, it will make your evenings easier for you. And of course, don’t forget to indulge once in a while because every food was meant for us to consume. It’s all a matter of balance and knowing what’s best for your body.
Technologies have taken over the world and getting away from them usually seems like an impossible challenge. Here’s the thing, unplugging is not about not being on your phone for a whole day or two (if you can do it that’s great!) but it’s more about taking baby steps. You might get scared to miss out on something but you'll see that it's really not that bad. Our phones and laptops have almost become a part of our bodies. As efficient as they are, it’s crucial for our wellbeing to learn and live without them. Try to stay away from your phone bit by bit, two hours before bed or for an hour after waking up.
The list goes on, especially because we're all very different and we all need to cater our habits to our lives and needs.