Life is short and being in good health in body and mind. Here are the ten daily reminders for a healthy and better life.
1) Remember to drink enough water
When you don’t have enough water, dehydration comes out to play. When you’re dehydrated you’ll experience dry mouth, low blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, dry skin, and worst of all, fatigue.
2) Take small, frequent breaks from technology
The good news is that taking a media break is a powerful way to improve our well-being. I still wanted to use my phone when it was helpful or fun. But I wanted a new relationship with it — one with better boundaries, and over which I had more control. The goal wasn’t to never use my phone again; it was to create a sustainable relationship that felt healthy.
3) Remember that it’s okay not to be okay sometimes
The journey of life is filled with ups and downs, which is what shapes us into the people we are. When you’re having a bad day or a good day, remember that people do care about you, you are here for a reason, and the world would not be the same without you.
4) It’s okay to make mistakes every now and then
Sometimes you have to get a hair color or a hair cut we know will look awful, but you get it.
Sometimes you have to taste the disgusting food to make it better the next time you cook.
Sometimes you have to forget your purse in a restaurant so you can learn to be less forgetful the next time.
Sometimes you have fall for the wrong person in order to find the right person for yourself.
Sometimes you have to make the mistake in order to avoid making it the next time around.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Someone gave a very good analogy: What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, don’t you? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning – and some of them many times over – what do you find? That you can swim? Well – life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!
You know, there are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake but you don’t really know it’s a mistake because the only way to know that it really is a mistake is to make that mistake and go, “Yup, that was a mistake”. So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake because then you’ll go about your whole life not knowing whether it was a mistake or not.
Inspired by: How I Met Your Mother 🙂
5) Be kind to others and yourself
Witnessing acts of kindness brings us a renewed faith in humanity. It creates an increased connection with others and an increased desire to help.
Your acts of kindness will also give you an energy boost. We might expect that both the person who performs the kindness and the person who receives the kindness feel connected. Studies show that when we witness an act of kindness to someone else it’s as if we received the kindness ourselves.
6) Take a deep breath
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body. Those things that happen when you are stressed, such as increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.
7) Stop apologising for everything that’s going wrong
A “sorry” can often be a “thank you” in disguise. When someone does something that makes you both look good, don’t apologize for not doing it yourself. Show some gratitude instead.
8) Crying is not a sign of weakness
We are not yet a culture that embraces grief and vulnerability at every turn, but the more each of us allows ourselves to experience and express how we feel, the closer we will get.
9) You’re not a bad person if you put yourself first once in a while
You’re not a bad person for wanting to work on yourself first. After all, relationships — romantic or otherwise — come and go. The only person who’s guaranteed to never leave you in the dust is, well, you. You live with yourself every day, so why shouldn’t you be your number one priority?
You’ve got to put in the time to shape your life according to your own goals and dreams because that’s what being an adult means. You can’t give up your time to others and hope that somehow, your selflessness or sheer luck will mean everything works out in the end.
10) Get a good night’s sleep
Unhealthy daytime habits and lifestyle choices can leave you tossing and turning at night and adversely affect your mood, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and weight.