Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Follow these 7 secrets to boost your wellbeing in 2019…
We all lead busy and hectic lives, where we feel like there aren’t enough minutes in the day. It’s so easy for us to get bogged down in the same old routines – eat, sleep, work, repeat – but what kind of toll is that taking on both our physical and mental health? How often do you take time out of your busy schedule to look after number one? Self-care is far more important than we realise; helping us to keep fit, healthy and feeling good. We’re not going to be here forever, so it’s important to plan for the future, making sure we are financially secure and even write a will early to give us peace of mind.
So slow down the pace a little, sit back and read these seven secrets to boost your wellbeing in 2019
Listen to music
Music has an answer for everything. Feeling happy? Put on some party tunes. Feeling sad? Get the ballads out. Going on holiday? It’s time to make a playlist. Music can have so much control over our emotions; even having some quiet background music on while you work can improve your mood and productivity.
One of the most satisfying ways to improve your well-being is by showing generosity to others. There’s nothing better than the feeling of making someone else feel good or special, so surprise your loved one with an unexpected gift or buy a colleague a coffee to make their day.
There’s no denying the power of exercise. It’s not just good for our physical health but it works wonders for our mental health too. A good workout or even just a brisk stroll is enough to get your endorphins flowing and we all love those feel-good chemicals, right? Fit in some exercise first thing in the morning and you’ll be feeling great for the rest of the day.
Getting the right amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet can make a huge difference to your state of mind. Just think of the saying ‘you are what you eat’. If you eat rubbish, you’re going to feel rubbish. You’ll be sluggish, tired and uncomfortable. Look after yourself with a nutrient-rich diet and you’ll feel positive, healthy and full of energy.
Similar to exercise, getting outdoors and surrounding yourself with green space can make the world of difference to your overall well-being. Vitamin D has the ability to boost your mood, so why run on a treadmill at the gym when you can run across a field, stroll along the river or go cycling at the local park? This is an easy and cheap way to boost your wellbeing in 2019.
We’re hearing more and more about it, but practising mindfulness is a seriously good way to continuously improve your well-being. Whether you sit down and meditate for 10 minutes every morning or simply take the time to enjoy a hobby such as painting, reading or writing, learning to be present in the moment is a powerful way to boost your wellbeing in 2019.
No, seriously. You read that right. According to Andy Cope (author of Happiness – Your route map to inner joy), something as simple as wearing your best pants can have a surprising effect on your mood. It doesn’t matter if no one else knows; you know and that’s all that matters. It can boost your mood and chances are it’ll make you smile and that will help both you and others too.
How many of the above are you already doing? And which ones will you start adding into your routine? Following these tips to boost your wellbeing in 2019 is easier than you might think and even just the smallest changes can make a difference.