It’s a given that life is busy and hectic, and it can make you feel that you are simply existing on a treadmill rather than living life to the full. If you are feeling like this, you need to introduce some new ways of living, so that you can thrive rather than just survive.
Here are four ways to improve your lifestyle, and the good news is that they can be easily implemented into your routine.
You will be more than familiar how a healthy and balanced diet is essential to you being able to perform at your peak ability, but if you have a demanding job and non-stop family commitments, it can be easiest to refuel with convenience foods. To get around this, get into the habit of cooking up extra portions of food when you cook in the evenings so that you can take some to work with you the next day.
Shakespeare was responsible for some amazing literature, and one of the most quoted and relevant lines is from Twelfth Night: if music be the food of love, play on. When you are busy, and feeling stressed, music has the power to calm and help you relax. Instead of listening to the news on your commute, listen to your favorite tunes to mentally prepare you for your day. If your stereo is top notch from The Wires Zone, you’ll be wishing your commute was longer! Music links to our emotions, and so by listening to it, your anxieties can slip away so that you are ready for the challenges of the day ahead.
Listen to podcasts
There are many different types of podcasts that you can access, and they are a great way to inspire and motivate you to make positive changes to your life. TED talks, for example, are typically only 20 minutes long, and so they can be listened to while you are performing other tasks – getting ready for work, having a bath, or again, on your commute. They might just teach you new ways to improve your lifestyle or encourage you to pursue your dreams.
OK, so you may be strapped for free time and think that scheduling is just going to be another set of demands and rules to think about, but scheduling enables you to be in control of your time and helps to minimize stress. For example, it helps you to develop a morning routine that you can complete without having to think about it and removes the need for you to waste brain power trying to make decisions.
Improving your lifestyle does not happen overnight. It takes time for you to feel the benefit of the changes that you make. Fuel yourself with nutrient-rich food so that you can perform better. Use music to lift your mood and keep anxieties at bay and listen to how other people have successfully improved their lives. Introduce a schedule that you can follow intuitively, so that you are in control of your time, rather than feeling deprived by a lack of it. Make positive steps, and you will undoubtedly improve your lifestyle.
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