Photo taken in Ireland
While each of these concepts may seem really simple…they are probably not things that we are doing every single day.
1. Be very mindful of what you put in your body
The food that you eat has such a big impact on everything that you do. Until I was in grad school, I wasn’t as careful about what I ate and I often found myself feeling lethargic and depleted of energy.
As I started to include more fruits and particularly more veggies into my diet, my demeanor and attitude changed as well. I had energy that I had not had in years and I overall felt so much better and more confident with myself.
2. Take your sleep seriously
Getting enough sleep can either either make or break your entire day. If you wake up exhausted it makes it so much more difficult to be productive the rest of the day.
Lack of sleep can also make it more difficult for your body to fight diseases. I know from my own experiences that during times in my life where I wasn’t sleeping well…I almost always seemed to pick up some type of cold, flu, or other sickness.
3. Spend some time outside
Even a 5 minute break at several points throughout the day will leave you feeling so much more refreshed.
I also find a 10-20 minute walk at least a few days a week to be really helpful. A walk is also a great time to either reflect on your day or think through what you want to do that day or week without the technological distractions that are usually with us.
4. Love. Love. Love
This could be either taking time to indulge in a hobby, game, or activity that you love or spending more time with a person or people that you love.
You probably won’t remember the hours that you spent in front of the tv but you will certainly remember the fun times and experiences that you had with the people that you love.
5. Start reading
Without a doubt…reading is one of my favorite things in the world. I could sit in a room with a stack of books and be happy all day long.
Most of the time I read non-fiction and inspirational books but once in a while I get in the mood to read a beautiful story or tale.
Whatever it is that speaks to you, make more time in your day or week to read the books that speak truth and love into your life.
Pick at least one of the 5 tips above and think about how you can incorporate it into your life or the life of your family? Let me know how it goes and leave me a comment below!
Have a wonderful week!
Also, I’m still looking for a few more interviews or guest posts for the blog. If you are either currently living or traveling abroad or have in the past…send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to feature you on the blog!