3 Ways To Change Your Life To A More Joyful One
Where do you get all the energy you need in a day to balance your work, homeschool your kids, and live as normal of a life as you can?
A simple mind shift and taking a few small steps toward change makes a world of difference during this time of change. Small steps can lead to big changes and big changes can lead to a more joyful way of life.
Here are a few things you can do that are positive to your health, giving you more energy and balance:
Water, Water, Water!
Keeping hydrated is a great way to help improve your energy level. A good rule is to drink at least 100 ounces of water a day. I start my day by drinking a bottle of water after I brush my teeth. Remember, your body was sleeping so you need to hydrate! You can always jazz it up by adding fresh fruit. During cold months, I tend to drink hot green tea to help boost my immune system.
Getting enough sleep each night is a powerful tool, simple as it sounds. Clocking at least seven hours of sleep a night is ideal if you can manage it. Incorporating these small changes can have long-lasting effects. Practice regular sleep patterns by going to bed at the same time each night. You need to stop looking at your iPhone, iPad, computer, and television at least two hours before bed. Get a journal to write down anything that might be making you feel anxious or stressed. Get in the habit of writing your plan for the next day. It will help free up your mind and allow for a restful night’s sleep.
Move That Body!
Exercising can be overwhelming. You’re adding another task to your daily to-do lists. Start small; any movement is good, even if it is just five minutes a day. Think about what you liked to do as a kid — dance, run, jump on a trampoline? What made you feel happy? Try that out! Think outside the box. Try playing a game of tag with the kids, walking, or bike riding. These will definitely get your heart and body moving while having some fun.
When making simple changes, you’re helping to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. It also will give you more energy, and more fuel for your day! Remember, little steps can equal big results. It takes at least 21 days for you to adopt a new routine. Don’t forget to be patient with yourself when adapting to something different.