What makes you happy? Our answers to that question will be different to yours, and everyone else’s too. We are all individuals with various ways of looking at life. However, there are certain things you can do to bring more balance into your life, improve your health and give you that sense of inner peace. These simple changes to your habits could make a big difference in your happiness. Read on to discover our top 10 tips for a healthy and happy life!
Drink Plenty of Water
You have probably heard this before, but water is essential for your body to be able to function properly. Water carries the nutrients into your body that you get from food. It also is material to build your cells. You should aim to drink around 2 litres of water every day, to keep your body feeling good and in optimal condition.
Enjoy Each Meal
Whilst it is important to make sure you are eating the right things, you must also enjoy your food. Celebrate your food, it is a vital part of your life. This can be easily achieved by varying what you eat, focusing on natural foods from all the different food groups and having your meals at regular times, spread evenly during your day.
Add Food Supplements
Eating healthy will benefit your body a lot, but it could still be suffering from deficiencies of some minerals and vitamins. Therefore, adding supplements such as the Nutricode range to your daily routine could improve your physical condition, meaning you feel less tired and can even help the appearance of your skin and hair.
Say No to Tobacco and Alcohol
Neither of us smoke, Julita doesn’t drink alcohol at all and Roy very rarely does. We have learnt that is best to avoid intoxicating our bodies.
It might make you happy for a short time when you have a cigarette or a few beers. However, these artificial mood enhancers have short and long-term side effects, both to your body and your finances. Whether it is a hangover the day after or longer-term health issues, your body will tell you that these substances are bad for you.
Get Enough Sleep
Your body needs time to regenerate itself to enable it to work properly, and that means getting enough rest time. The suggested average amount of sleep we all need is 8 hours each day, this gives us the power needed to enjoy our life the most. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or how busy you are, don’t miss out on the sleep you need or your body will find a way of telling you.
Not only does regular physical activity help keep your body looking good, but it has also been proven scientifically that sports and exercise can bring joy. It doesn’t matter if you are on a cross-trainer at home, working out at the gym or simply going for a brisk walk, the extra endorphins (known as the hormone of happiness) created by physical activity make you feel great.
Share The Love
Seeing your friends and family is something that gives most people a feeling of happiness in their lives. Chatting, laughing and enjoying life together, that is the beauty of life itself. Taking time each day to tell those close to you how much you love them is something that will make them feel good, but this small action will also give you a really nice feeling too.
Plan Your Day
This is something that we include in our FM World team business training as well. By planning ahead you will find you will get more done and be less stressed. The minimum you should do is take 5 minutes in the evening to write down what you are going to do the following day. Ideally, you should have a schedule of your planned activities 7 days ahead.
Without this, your day will seem crazy, you will constantly be in a rush, forget what you have to do and end up getting nothing done. Lack of planning will not just affect you, but those around you too.
When you do plan your day and week, people notice the difference and will be proud of how organised you are.
Find Time for Yourself
We often spend all our time trying to please other people and forget about ourselves. You need to also make sure that you give yourself some time too. How you do this is up to you, there are many ways to achieve it. For someone, it might be reading a book, going shopping, spending time with your pet or having a bit of pampering at the beauty salon. Do what you enjoy during these moments, you must have fun to balance your life.
Happiness Begins in Your Head
We all face different challenges – how we deal with them is what matters. Don’t focus on your past failures or sad moments, treat them just as obstacles that you have overcome and keep looking forward. Have a positive attitude, it really can make such a difference to your life.
Now that you know the steps to a healthy and happy life, begin working on them. Introduce these habits one at a time, and see how they all add up to a better life for you and those you love.