There are times when we feel low. Times when we couldn’t manage to take care of ourselves which drags us to a sort of less happy and more worried state. However, all of us want to be and feel happy but we just couldn’t figure out where to start. Or even we have an idea of a happier version, it’s too overwhelming. We all take steps to grow mature and better ourselves, but it takes time for these methods to fruit the results. However, some of these small changes can reap the benefits if we try to convert them into regular habits. Efforts we make every day can have a huge impact on our well being and health. Here are 12 such small changes that can help you achieve a happier and healthier version of yourself.
1. Waking Up Earlier
Leaving the bed half-an-hour before you need to can be helpful. It can make you feel calmer, healthier, and less stressful as it will cut the need to rush. Getting up early also impacts your mood throughout the day.
2. Using Less Social Media
Believe it or not but this can affect your mental and emotional health in a whole lot of ways. Unplugging social media can help you feel less lonely and eliminate the fear of missing out which is common in most people today.
3. Spend On Experiences
Studies suggest that spending money on mere items don’t bring happiness. Instead, spending or investing in different experiences is what makes an individual feel satisfied. This feeling of satisfaction reciprocates into a sense of happiness.
4. Laugh, Cry, and Have Sex
These are the three activities that release most of the happy hormones. Laughing reduces stress and make you feel relaxed, whereas letting those tears out makes you feel better. About sex, though, how can one not be happy with it?
5. Personal Hygiene
Maintaining a hygienic lifestyle is utmost important. It not only makes you more attractive but also make you feel better, giving you a sense of confidence in whatever you do.
6. Learn To Say No
You can’t do everything. There are limits to our skills and no matter how much people force us, we must never do things which we know we cannot. Saying a ‘no’ and moving on is better than saying a ‘yes’ and feeling stressed about it.
Doctors suggest that an 8 hour of sleep is important for a human body to function properly. Failing to do so, your body may suffer a number of consequences including the risk of heart attack, weight gain, hormonal imbalance and even some types of cancer.
8. Take A Walk
Studies suggest that taking a walk outside can help calm your body. Taking a walk boosts the serotonin and Vitamin D levels altogether. A twenty minutes walk is more than sufficient to feel more healthier.
9. Set Goals
Think about what are your goals, write them down, and start doing the hard work. A number of reports suggest that small changes like setting realistic and achievable goals and working hard to achieve them has a positive impact on our mind.
Anyone can do Yoga. From thin people to fat people, geriatric to toddler, anyone. There are a number of yoga instructors online, to tell you from where to start. And trust me the benefits of yoga are more than what you could imagine. It can help you control the cholesterol levels, burns fat, lowers the blood pressure, and increases flexibility and stamina. What else do you want?