5 Good Habits You Could Easily Start Today
By: Mars Salazar
Do you still remember the resolutions you made at the beginning of the year? If you’ve totally forgotten about them, we don’t blame you one bit, given the way 2020 has rolled by so far. Still, it’s not yet too late to turn over a new leaf! There’s always room for improvement and more than enough time to develop new habits. You can start with these:
1. Make Healthier Food Choices
As the saying goes, you are what you eat…and you probably don’t want to be a bag of high-sodium chips or a pack of instant noodles. The solution: Eat more fruits and vegetables, go for white meat instead of red, avoid processed and microwaveable food. Experiment with different recipes and find ways to make eating healthier a happy experience. Your body will thank you in the future.
2. Exercise Regularly
The most difficult thing about exercising is actually getting on the fitness wagon. The first few days (or weeks) of a new exercise routine are always the most painful, but you have to dig in and push yourself. You can make it an easier experience by doing workouts that you enjoy. Yoga and pilates are great options for improving your flexibility, while running helps a lot in releasing tension and stress. If you’re a competitive sort, you can try your hand at racquet sports like badminton or table tennis.
3. Stay grateful
No matter how crazy the world gets, never forget that you will always have so many things to be thankful for. Nurture a grateful mindset by keeping a gratitude journal. List down all the things you’re thankful for each day–you’ll always have something to write about, no matter how uneventful your day might have been–and try to pay it forward in any way you can.
4. Keep Your Surroundings Organized
While decluttering can be tedious, it’s actually the day-to-day organization that will really test your mettle. Get into the habit of cleaning up as you go, wherever you may be. Make sure that there’s adequate storage for all your belongings. Life will be so easy once you get into this habit.
5. Limit Your Screen Time
If you’re working from home, you’re probably in front of either your computer or your phone screen all day long. That’s not good for your eyes, nor would it improve your productivity. You can try various productivity techniques, such as the Pomodoro method, to focus on your tasks and minimize distractions. You can also impose a “hard stop” time on your devices so your work doesn’t overlap with your personal time.
Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at email@example.com.