Small Lifestyle Changes for Long-Term Impact
- Mark Edwards ·
- 5 Comments ·
- June 1, 2018
Ever been sitting, thinking about life and realize there some things you want to change? Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing day after day and can’t remember the last time you changed it up. There are some easy changes you can make to your lifestyle to get a longer-term impact, let’s talk about them.
It doesn’t matter if you work out daily, or that you are active all day, taking a walk helps you slow things down, keep active and lets your mind wander – all of which is great for relaxing and reducing stress.
Drop the Sugar
if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, try and cut back a little bit. It’s not even about your weight, this is about lowering your blood pressure, keeping your brain nice and sharp, and cleaning up your skin. If none of those really bother you, think about how addictive sugar is, and how cutting back will help break that addiction.
Feed Your Brain
It doesn’t matter if you prefer to do sudoku or reading, unplug from technology and flex your mind. Giving your brain a mental work out helps you stay sharp and improves your mental focus in other areas of your life too. If you are used to coming home from work, turning on the telly, or plugging into Reddit, try setting a goal to read before you head for the remote.
Deal with Your Money
In such a wealth driven world, it is still surprising that people hide away from their own finances. Set-up a straightforward savings account, check out met life life insurance, check your housing insurance, do an overhaul of your spending and savings. Just so you know where you are. You can make tweaks to boost your savings; you might spot some places that you’re spending unnecessarily.
Swap Your Tea or Coffee for Some Extra Water
We all know that we should be drinking more water, and while many of us wish that all that coffee counts towards out hydration – merely put water is better so make the effort.
Top Up What You’re Lacking
You can either head to the GP and get a full workup and get some advice on what you will need for your age & lifestyle or you can take a gamble without the help and pick up a multivitamin. Most multivitamins have a specific combination and reading a bottle will give you the information you need. You might also consider a probiotic – because gut health matters, and even if you feel fabulous, there is no harm in improving on that.
Sleep Baby Sleep
If you have problems sleeping, you need to see a doctor. Any sleep disturbances have an impact on both mental and physical health; it might be worth looking at what you are doing before you hit the hay. Playing on your phone, watching television, anything tech-based can keep your brain awake long after the rest of you has decided it’s time to sleep.
Making small changes can leave a long-lasting impact on your life, and all are worth making.
Sometimes it’s the simple changes that we make that do us a world of good.
Great words Mark! I can certainly agree with the walking suggestion. Sitting around in an office all day was starting to impact my health. All I did was incorporate a 40-minute walk around the block each lunchtime, but the results were terrific!
Agree with the unplugging before bed. I have struggled for years to fall off to sleep straight away. However, I notice that I get a better night’s sleep when I read before bed instead of checking on work emails!
My youngest children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day at school, with every class having their own water cooler. Perhaps we should implement such suggestions in the workplace!
Glad to hear from people who have taken steps to improve their lifestyle. I can’t recommend these tips enough!