The change of seasons and the coming of a new year is a great time to reflect on your year, your health, and your relationships.
This is also a great time to begin to implement changes to finish on a positive note.
Looking at your habits is a great place to start. Here are some tips for building healthy life habits as the year comes to a close and a new one begins.
5 TIPS FOR BUILDING HEALTHY LIFE HABITS
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Quality sleep underlies almost every healthy aspect of your life. If you’re not getting restful sleep, it can affect your health in adverse ways.
Start by assessing your current sleep habits to see if they are contributing to poor sleep.
Here are some new habits you might want to try:
Get into the habit of powering down naturally before bedtime to give your mind and body a chance to decompress before crawling into bed.
Try a warm Epsom salt bath before bed.
Read instead of watching TV.
Turn your phone off and resist going online.
Diffuse calming essential oils to help you relax.
DRINK WARM BEVERAGES IN THE MORNING
With the change in climate in the fall and winter, you can still enjoy your healthy drinks in the morning, but it might be a good time to switch to warmer drinks.
These will hydrate you, give you some natural energy, and be a great start to your day.
USE A JOURNAL OR PLANNER
You can set your alarm for about 20-30 minutes earlier than normal so that you have enough time to write in your planner in the morning.
Journaling is great with any daily routine, but there are some different benefits between using it in the morning or evening.
Try both to see which you prefer.
Hygge is the Danish practice of being cozy, comfortable, and relaxed. You spend more time just winding down and enjoying your downtime, instead of trying to constantly be running around keeping busy.
You can actually use your daily planner to fit hygge in your days, and add it to your daily routine.
This can also be considered a great way to practice self-care each day.
ADD IN GENTLE EXERCISE
While you don’t need to have an intense workout program, regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy.
Why not add in some gentle exercise every day?
Start something you haven’t done before, like yoga in the morning or hiking over the weekend, or pick up an old activity you haven’t participated in for a while.
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