The start of 2019 may already be well under way, and whether you’re starting to fall back on your resolutions or you simply haven’t gotten around to making any, then you don’t have to worry because it’s really not too late to start making the change towards a healthier lifestyle and this is actually something you can decide to do at any time of the year, so you certainly don’t have to wait until December 31st to start making your commitments to a healthy life.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some of the simple things you can get started with this month – even this week to get back on track and start living a better life and feeling better about yourself in no time.
Get plenty of sleep:
Although most of us know that proper sleep is essential to good health, for the most part, we’re just not getting anywhere near the recommended amount of sleep per night, so if you’re struggling to sleep, then it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor who can advise you on the best approach for this. If you’re simply just not making time for it by taking on too much and trying to burn the candle at both ends, then it’s time to get strict with yourself and start making sure you’re getting enough sleep.
Cut back on caffeine and alcohol:
Whilst most of us will enjoy a cup of coffee to start the day and a nice glass of wine with dinner once in a while, too much caffeine throughout the day is unhealthy and not the best thing to be using for staying alert and awake – it’s also a stimulant that stays in your system for around 10 hours, so if you’re drinking lots of coffee late in the afternoon, then it could easily affect your sleep pattern. Alcohol may seem like a good thing to drink before bed as a way to relax, but actually, it stops you from getting a fully rested sleep, so this is why, even if you don’t get drunk, you often feel sluggish the next day after a glass or two of wine. If you’re starting to feel like you rely on alcohol or other things to help you sleep, then you can read blogs on sites like sober living homes to gain inspiration from those leading lives without alcohol.
Eat a good diet:
The saying that “you are what you eat” may sound over the top, but the fact is that many of the diseases we have today in western society can, for the most part, be directly attributed to diet. The rise in fast food and processed food consumption is something that’s really causing major problems, so if you want to get your lifestyle more focused on being healthy, then this is where you need to start. Although dramatically changing your diet can be overwhelming, you’ll get plenty of support, inspiration and resources on places like Pinterest, Instagram, and food blogs like mine.
Getting exercise is something we should all be doing each day, but it doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym and start lifting weights. You can simply start with things like a brisk walk each day if that’s what you enjoy. Even better, you don’t have to get all 30-60 minutes at once! You can break them up throughout the day such as 10 minutes before work, 10 minutes at lunch, and 10 minutes after dinner. It can be anything you enjoy because any exercise is better than no exercise.