If you feel you’re at the point where you’d like to change a few things to improve your overall wellbeing, you’ve come to the right place.
In the busy world we live in, it’s so important to take time for yourself to keep both your mental and physical health in check.
How to Improve Your WellbeingWhile it may be easier said than done, many of us can make small changes in our daily routines to incorporate some aspects of wellness that make us feel healthier. Here are some small things you can start doing today:
Perhaps one of the most important things you need to do for your health is to drink enough water to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. Given that our bodies are around 60% water, it’s a key component of a healthy body and brain. Not only will you feel more focused and alert, but it will also keep you regular, help you lose weight and much more. It’s practically a wonder drink!
Grab yourself a refillable bottle and challenge yourself this week to drink 1.5 - 2 litres (8-10 glasses) per day, and see how great you feel.
Cut Down on Cigarettes & Alcohol
You’ve probably heard this before but if you really do want to start feeling better about yourself, the first port of call is to cut down on any toxins you’re consuming; like smoking and alcohol.
Putting anything into your body that shouldn’t be there is a big no-no, and with the amount of nasties you find in cigarettes, it’s a no brainer. If you cut down on smoking, not only will you decrease your risk of getting diseases like cancer and heart disease, but you’ll see increased fitness levels, lower anxiety and stress levels, better overall hygiene, AND more money in your bank account.
How to Stop Smoking
However, we know that it’s hard to go cold turkey, which is why switching to vaping could be one positive change you make this week. The NHS actually recommends vaping as a good (and affordable) way to cut down on smoking. Once you’ve figured out the strength of e-liquid you need, you can move down in strengths until you’re on 0% or nicotine-free e-liquid, helping you to kick the habit once and for all.
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VSAVI 100% VG Gourmet E-Liquid
If you find yourself drinking more in the week than you feel you should or is healthy, cutting down by even a few drinks each week will do wonders for your health. Why not try alcohol-free beer or wine?
Switch Coffee for Tea
Drinking lots of coffee might feel like a great way to get you to the end of the working day, but in actual fact, there are healthier ways to get your energy fix. By drinking coffee, you’re at risk of overdosing on caffeine, having disturbed sleep, increased cholesterol and having stained teeth - not nice. Changing coffee for tea (or even green tea, if you want to be a wellness guru) means you still get a caffeine hit, but at a lower level. You aren’t at risk of overdosing on caffeine and there are lots of flavours and varieties to choose from, so if you don’t like normal tea, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your taste buds.
Introduce Plants into Your Home and Workspace
Plants are a brilliant way to reduce stress, purify the air around you and boost positive feelings. When we interact with nature, we feel less stressed, so bringing a little nature indoors is only good news. In the office, they’re known to reduce illness in the workplace, and at home, they give you a sense of responsibility, as well as improving your overall well-being.
Do a Digital Detox Each Day
We’re well-versed in the effects of blue light these days, with many health professionals advocating for less screen time. It isn’t just an old wives’ tale, though. Blue light from our phone screens can damage our eyes and negatively affect our sleeping patterns. If you do struggle to sleep, it’s worth dedicating a couple of hours before you go to bed to get your body ready for sleep. Ditch your screen for a relaxing bath, a yoga session or to read your new favourite book. You’ll find yourself more able to get a good night’s sleep, helping you to feel well-rested and ready for the day.
Change your diet and lifestyle
When you change how you treat your body, you’re likely to see positive outcomes. Just like a garden, you can’t expect flowers to grow from no sunshine and very little water, can you? Our bodies need a combination of things to thrive, including a varied diet (with lots of green vegetables), plenty of water and exercise. If your diet is looking a bit beige, challenge yourself to add in more veggies this week. Park a little further away from your office to get in some extra steps, or join a new class to get the blood pumping. Soon, you’ll experience an increase in happy hormones and the changes in your fitness levels and health mean you’ll reap all the benefits of your new lifestyle.
If you’re lacking in certain things like energy or need a helping hand to feel relaxed, you could look to supplements to aid you along your way. Investing in multivitamins or a supplement like CBD can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. CBD can be taken orally, rubbed on to your skin in creams and balms, or inhaled using a vape pen.
Change your perspective
The most important change you can make today is on the inside. It sounds cheesy, but changing your outlook can have an amazing effect on the way you see the world.
Adopting a positive mental attitude, making a note of what you’re grateful for each day and planning out your days and weeks will help you to feel more in control, see the brighter side and feel happier.