One of my resolutions for the New Year was to live a healthier lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate healthy habits both physically and mentally. Things like healthy eatings, daily workouts, less screen time are key things that I wanted to focus on in 2020. Since the beginning of the year, these are a few of the healthy habits that I’ve made part of my daily routine everyday.
A healthy breakfast
If you’re trying to eat healthier, breakfast is the best place to start. It’s the most important meal and really sets the mood for the day. Every morning, I look forward to cooking myself a super healthy breakfast. I’ve been really enjoying trying something new every week, but mostly my go to is egg whites, whole grain toast with healthy butter (or healthy peanut butter), and a fruit. I’ve been adding chia seeds to everything too lately, because of how many health benefits they have! I also make sure to drink a glass of water while I’m cooking (it’s so important!).
A self-care morning routine
I made a whole post about it, but a self-care morning routine (that is realistic too!) has been the best thing for me, mentally. I ditched my phone (and any social media) first thing in the morning, and instead, I either write or read for about twenty minutes. Self-care is so important and such a contributor to your overall health. Self-care is a huge focus for me lately.
Going a walk everyday
We have a bunch of workout machines in our house and I use them, but walks are the best form of exercise for me. I love nature and I love finding nature walks to go on with my family and friends. Personally, walking helps me both physically and mentally so I make sure to go every single day.
Getting enough sleep
My sleep schedule has been terrible since I was born. Seriously, ask my parents. People think I’m crazy when I say that I hate sleeping. I would consider myself both a morning and night person because I love being awake for both. So for the longest time, I would only sleep about four or five hours a night because I had such a hard time falling asleep and my body would naturally wake up early. It’s taken a while, but the past few months I’ve been making sure I get at least seven hours of sleep (my goal is eight to nine) every single night. Getting enough sleep is so important for your health and mind and so its something that I really want to take the time to focus on although I’m happy with how well I’ve been doing so far.
I’m one of those people who need to be busy most of the time. As much as I wish I could have lazy days where I sit in my house from morning to night, but its just not good for me mentally. I’ve been going out more with friends and mixing up my everyday routine. I wrote a post on it recently, and talked about how important it is to not get into that Monday-Friday schedule where all you do is go to school, work, and sleep.