Building healthy habits is best done consistently over time. Just a few simple changes every day can make a big difference in your physical and emotional health. Start slowly and you’re more likely to stay on track. Try these four changes this week:
- Take the stairs or park farther away than you ordinarily would. Adding small blocks of physical activity in your day can help relieve stress and make fitness a part of your daily lifestyle, even if you start out small.
- Drink a glass of water before every meal.
- Practice mini-relaxation sessions throughout the day. Close your eyes, relax, breathe slowly and deeply for one to two minutes, and imagine a quiet, peaceful place.
- Go to bed a half hour earlier. Many people are sleep-deprived and adding an extra thirty minutes can improve mood and reduce stress.