One of the things that I have struggled with is making healthy habits that stick. I had tried and failed so many times to set good habits. I am still working on making sure I stick to these habits and it’s been a bumpy road. This is some of my habits that I have been working on and why I think they important to help me live a more healthy and happy life.
Yoga is so amazing for my body and I have seen a huge difference in my sleep, my work performance, my mental clarity, and my overall health. I normally do yoga before I go to bed, either with my mat or just a couple minutes on my bed. Both are options but just depends on the day and the amount of time I have. Also following a video is very beneficial for me because it is timed out and it is more mindless. Normally I shoot for 5-30 minutes and a few minutes of meditation. Being able to be clear my mind when I always have a zillion things going around in my mind is very beneficial to my overall mental health.
My favorite yoga mat: https://amzn.to/2EZ5j0C
My favorite videos:https://amzn.to/2CULbus
Another one of my before bed habits is doing my Bible study. I don’t use a certain devotional, I do my study by in-depth studying a book of the Bible. So I am currently reading through Matthew and I go chapter by chapter verse by verse to get the most out of each of them. I take notes in a journal and this works the best for me and helps me to learn the most out of the passage. I don’t like devotionals as most of them jump around to different verses and they don’t work well for me. I like going chapter by chapter, I get the most out of my study by doing it that way. This is a personal preference. If you aren’t a Christian, reading any book is also a good habit to have before bed. I normally read until I fall asleep.
Drinking a lot of water is the best things I can do for myself. I make it my goal to drink around 2-liters of water every day. I have two 1-liter glass water bottles so it’s easy to track my water and help me reach my goal. I am trying to bump it up to 3-liters which is almost a gallon. This is one that is super important to me, I know I don’t function at 100% when I don’t drink enough. Did you know 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Chronic dehydration can wreak havoc on our entire bodies and cause so many problems. So increasing your water intake can be super beneficial and a great habit to incorporate into your life.
These are the water bottles I use and love: https://amzn.to/2Odb3mD
I would love to say I get up every day at 5 and workout and eat a balanced healthy meal three times a day but I don’t. I am always working at different times and different days so its hard to have a perfect morning routine since I don’t get up at the same time every morning. One of my goals is to get a better schedule and get a good solid daily routine. It’s a work in progress.