~ If you take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves ~ Tibetan saying
If you make healthy choices of your lifestyle each day, that will save you a lot of health issues down the road.
Making healthy lifestyle choices in the following areas helps me improves my overall wellbeing, including my digestion, sleep, spinal health, emotional wellness and keep my sanity. Turning these choices into habits and rituals sticks and becomes second nature over time. Making new habits is simple but keeping to it is difficult initially so give yourself a strong reason until the benefits you reap become the driving force and motivation for the change. That said, I do have my cheat days in the beginning but over time, I don't even think about it. That is when the new habits becomes a lifestyle. 😊1. Diet
If done in moderation and having a mix of strength training and cardio workout, exercise is beneficial. It is an excellent way to relieve stress and clear the mind. Moving the body is a good way to clear the build up of cortisol (stress hormones) within the body. Depending on the type of sports that you do, it can be also a good way to connect with your workout buddies. You can always swap a lunch or dinner or tea gathering with a refreshing walk or hike in nature together.
3. Sleep [Stay tuned for more details on this.]
Practise good sleep hygiene.
4. Community connection and support [Stay tuned for more details on this.]
Do you have someone whom you can talk to whenever you are feeling down or stress? Are you a support to others too?
There are many ways to destress and relax, including doing exercises and your hobbies. For me, soaking in nature whether at the beach or in the forest helps me relax. Sometimes just taking in the view from outside the window to look at the trees, birds, sky and clouds, and noticing the sounds and smell in the surroundings helps. It could be putting my legs up the wall, doing facial or hair oiling at home or giving yourself a good massage.