Feel good on the inside and it’ll radiate on the outside.
It’s not rocket science, you don’t need calculus to solve this and taking giant steps to change will not cut it. As Wellness Mama says, you don’t need a wave vibration plate, a float tank or an infrared sauna to be healthy. People have managed to achieve good health throughout history without any fancy contraptions or expensive supplements (though arguably, they also faced less stress, pollution, and processed food than we do today). In fact, if we just turn back to some of the basics that our grandparents instinctively knew, finding balance in health and wellness might not be as complicated as it seems.
All you need to do is do the simple things and take small steps consistently for you to see a difference. And because these simple things are easy to incorporate into your lifestyle, maintaining them for the long haul is easy.
Here are four ways to improve your health and quality of life;
It is important to have a good 8 hours of sleep. In today’s society, waking up early, staying busy (or looking busy), pulling off late nights at the office to get work done is what is looked up upon. Our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice. Here’s the thing; busy does not mean important. There’s a lot that you do in your day that is not productive, not necessary and is just flat out meaningless. You are aware that we are notoriously known for poor sleeping patterns. Go home and get some sleep. It’s a free way to improve your health. We like free things don’t we? We get happy about free things that have value.
Get Up And Get Out!
After sleep, you gotta get up. It is time to get out of the house. Especially for creatives or people who work from home, creativity is intense and being in the same environment day after day will get boring. You can actually lose your mind, true story. As humans, we depend so much on our imagination.
Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity.
– Richard L Peterson
We asked a bunch of creatives here how they get their spark and most of them said, you need to change your scene. Simply going for a walk around your neighborhood can feed your imagination in ways you’d never imagine. Get off the sofa and go out and experience being alive. You are alive, you can do so much; experience new things, meet new people, visit new places/spaces. Feed your imagination, get some Vitamin D and find joy and happiness in the little things around you.
Water is life, literally!
Trust Wellness Mama to tell us what we already know but choose to ignore, so water isn’t completely free, but if you live in the developed world and are reading this from a computer/phone/tablet, you probably have access to an unlimited amount from your kitchen tap (and even have the luxury of being able to flush a few gallons down the toilet whenever you need to go). Surprisingly, even with such easy access, many of us also don’t drink nearly enough water. Then there’s the minute percentage of people who drink too much water. You may know a lot about dehydration but what about over hydration? It can cause your kidneys to over work, swelling of the brain, seizures and even death. Here are 9 signs that you’re drinking too much water. Health authorities recommend about 2 Liters of water in a day. However, you can also get water from fruits and vegetables, environmental factors can affect your water levels. Listen to your body.
Be Cautious About What You’re Eating!
Did you know: One big review of studies published in 2018 reliably demonstrated that for every additional 100g of fruit or vegetables eaten, there is a 3% reduction in the risk of depression. We didn’t know that, but now we do and so do you. So, what are we going to do about it?
Fruits and vegetables are good for everything from your brain to your bowels. It doesn’t mean that you cut out other meal categories or go heavy on fruits. Too much of something is not good. So let us balance our foods out. Try this, one scoop of every meal category; one serving of carbs, one serving of protein, one serving of vegetables. Let us know how it works for you.