The idea of ‘getting healthy’ is so vague that to many people it seems inaccessible. LIfe is so busy, full of things that must be done, that finding time to simply keep us with the necessities is a chore, let alone finding time for ourselves.
But, there is some good news. Getting healthy, and feeling better about yourself and your well-being, is easier than it first appears. In fact, we’ve compiled a couple of simple things, each of which you can do in less than 10 minutes, to start you down the road of feeling better today.
Eat A Piece of Fruit
Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in convenient snacking and forget that the best snacks are the ones provided by nature. A muesli bar might have the sugar in it to keep you going, but snacking on an apple or a banana will make you feel better, for longer. So, next time you’re feeling peckish, try reaching for natural produce first, and seeing how what the effect is.
Do Some Speedy Exercise
Lots of people think that they don’t have time for exercise. But the truth is that any exercise can be good for you, even if is is just 10 minutes of jumping jacks, or a quick run up the stairs. Regular exercise, even in short bursts, can have a marked impact on your sense of well-being, as well as your mood and stress levels.
Think Something Positive
Negative thinking doesn’t just get us down, it can be really bad for our health. By constantly focusing on the negative, we bring unnecessary stress and worry into our lives. So, next time you look in the mirror or go to put yourself down, think something positive instead. There’s really no point in being your own worst critic.
Set Your Bedtime
Sometimes the best thing that we can do for ourselves is to rest, allowing your body to reset and heal from those long and stressful days. But, it can be easy to tell yourself you’re ‘too busy’ to head to bed. Instead of allowing this to happen, try setting a solid bedtime, and heading to bed even if you don’t feel tired. You might be surprised how easily you fall asleep, and how much it can improve your overall health.
Drink A Glass of Water
Dehydration is at the centre of more health problems than more people realise, and from skin conditions to headaches and even stress, not getting enough water can have a serious impact. Luckily, combatting this is as easy as having a glass of water as soon as you get up, and regularly throughout the day. One simple action, with amazing results.
Life now is digital, which makes it easy for the modern individual to get caught up in an online world that isn’t compatible with their reality. To avoid this, try switching your phone off in the evenings, or putting it somewhere you won’t reach for it. Then, instead of participating in constant screen time, enjoy your real-life surroundings with gentle conversation, or a good book.
What we want you to get out of this article is that there’s nothing impossible about getting healthy, and feeling better in yourself. We’ve laid out just a few simple actions you can take, in the space of just 10 minutes, to start feeling better, but there are so many more little things that you can do, which really make a big difference.