10 little things you can do to better your health and your day.
According to Robert Fulghum, "Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” Today, living a life in this extremely fast-paced world can be very overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. A simple way to tackle this every day is to have a plan which enables you to strike a balance. And this includes nothing over the top or too fancy - a nourishing meal, some form of exercise, and a mindset that believes in the idea of the body’s overall well-being. When it comes to living a balanced lifestyle and sustaining it for good, there are no specific game rules. Acing the concept of moderation is key. It is important to understand what is moderate for your body, what works, what doesn’t, all without being too hard on yourselves. Additionally, attaining a balanced lifestyle isn’t something you achieve overnight. It is a journey that comes with several trials and some errors.
Via this blog today, we’re suggesting a few simple tweaks that you can make to your everyday living that will gradually show positive results for your well-being.
- Blue light glasses: Be it work from home or a hybrid setting, one thing that you cannot do without is your work screen. Spending hours in front of your screen is inevitable and so using blue light glasses could be beneficial. They’re known to reduce the strain on your eye. Moreover, using blue light glasses helps you focus better and doesn’t add to fatigue. As per a study, “Blue‐light filtering spectacle lenses often contain a chromophore that reduces or eliminates the amount of blue light that reaches the eye.” With consistent use, blue light glasses reduce headaches that then lead to severe migraines.
- Meditation: We’ve always given enough emphasis to meditation and the power it comes with. It’s not just a practice that calms the mind and helps improve focus, but meditation has effects on the overall well-being of the body. It reduces stress, enhances self-awareness, heals emotional health, reduces any kind of addictions as it helps the mind to be more in control and also aids cognitive health. As a practice, Meditation also helps heal pain, and referring to a study, “Mindfulness meditation is a technique that has been found to significantly reduce pain in experimental and clinical settings.”
- Oil pulling: It is known as a practice of swishing edible oil in the mouth for about 15-20 minutes every day which helps improve oral health. It whitens the teeth, eliminates bad breath, heals infections, and aids cleanliness in the mouth. As a practice, oil pulling stems from ancient India as a traditional folk remedy. According to research, “Oil pulling generates antioxidants which damage the cell wall of microorganisms and kills them.” Organic edible oils such as sunflower oil, sesame oil, and coconut oil prove beneficial for oil pulling and also increase the metabolism, heal cells present in the body, and improve longevity in human beings.
- Sleeping with a heavy blanket: Hugs are comforting and we think when you sleep with heavy blankets, it creates the effect of somebody hugging you while sleeping. According to science, sleeping with a weighted blanket is known to have many health and wellness-related benefits. It is known to create a calming effect on the mind and the body which helps the individual sleep better thus making him more active for the next day. Penn Medicine states that weighted blankets reduce symptoms of anxiety, SDHD, sleep disorders, and even autism.
- Journalling: It takes a total of 5 minutes - to express your emotion, write how you feel, or doodle your mood. Taking this time out for yourself can help reduce anxiety, clear your, mind of all negativity, do away with stress, and help focus better on any task at hand. A lot of people also choose to express their gratitude which is not just great to generate internal happiness, but also therapeutic in so many ways. As a habit, journaling makes you kinder to yourself and others around you and strengthens any relationship.
- Create morning and evening routines: Pre-work or post-work, having a routine means you’ve got something to look forward to. Be it a few minutes of yoga or stretches in the morning or an evening bicycle ride, having something in your routine isn’t just beneficial but also trains the mind to focus in the right direction, helps you wrap up your day with ease and helps you sleep better, and with satisfaction.
- Consistency: In every aspect of your life, try and be consistent. We’re aware how being consistent on all days isn’t easy, however, getting up the next day and pushing yourself to achieve your goals is what matters. It could be your run, it could be meditating 30 minutes before you sleep, saying a prayer, or simply keeping your phone aside an hour before you sleep. It’s a set of these good habits that add balance to your everyday living.
- Soak in some sunshine: We get how feeding some supplements to your body in the fast-paced world is necessary for smooth functioning, however, skimping on natural recourses isn’t recommended too. Make it a habit to stand under the sun for at least 10-15 minutes whenever possible. Morning sunshine is great for the body, to build immunity and to keep your natural Vitamin D levels up and running.
- Reflect: Self-introspection times are precious. It’s always good to sit back on some days and think of all your achievements, the goals you’ve fulfilled, or even if it’s a 5-minute pep talk with yourself. Along with the highs, it’s paramount to also reflect on your lows and address your worries, your anxieties, or even fears. Doing so keeps your focus as well as your mind clear.
- Good vibes only: If you’re a person who believes in any superpower, saying a little prayer, or chanting either in the morning or evening can help significantly. Such vibes help keeps you grounded and humble.