4 savvy steps to a healthier and happier you

Being happier and healthier doesn’t have to be hard. Instead, check out these 4 savvy steps to a healthier and happier you. 

Get a good night’s sleep

One of the quickest routes to feel happier and healthier is a good night’s sleep. The problem is that the more we try to sleep better, the more stressed we can become about it, thus making it harder to go to and stay asleep. 

Thankfully, there are some actions we can take that can make sleep a lot less stressful such as getting a better bedtime routine. You may even wish to use white noise to help you relax as you drift off into a restorative slumber or reading can help also.

Eat a rainbow 

No, I’m not talking about those delicious round fruity sweets. Instead, to feel healthier and happier, it can help to increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables that you eat. Indeed, fruits and veggies are packed with all sorts of wonderful things from fibre to important nutrients and even essential fats. 

The great thing about eating a rainbow is that it not only makes your food look much more appealing but it helps you to get a really good selection of fruits and vegetables into your diet. Something that in turn should help you feel both healthier and happier in no time. 

Be kind to yourself 

It can be a very useful question to ask whether we treat ourselves kindly both physically and mentally. Sadly, often the answer is no, and not surprisingly this has a big negative effect on our health and happiness. Indeed, if you are doing or saying things to yourself that you wouldn’t to others, it’s a good sign that some changes need to be made. 

For example, if you are ignoring that niggling sensation in your back, every time you work out, a visit to the chiropractors may be just the thing. After all, they can help with acute & chronic backache and pain. 

Alternatively, if you are berating yourself because a part of your body doesn’t live up to the perfect ideal you have for it, it may be time to change your thinking.  

Schedule in fun 

Even as an adult, we all need to have fun activities and experiences throughout the day, whether we are 9 or 99! It’s the fun stuff that fuels us to get through the not so enjoyable tasks like getting the washing up done, or filling in our tax returns. 

Of course, it can be difficult for adults to build fun into their day. Indeed, it can feel as if we are doing something wrong. The best way to go about this is to start small and work from there. Put on your favourite playlist while you are doing the laundry, give yourself 10 minutes to do some drawing or painting, or even schedule a night a week where you meet up with your mates. Once you get the taste for doing things in a more fun way, you’ll want to carry on for sure!

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