Regular exercise is good for the body and also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood.
A study shows that one in four people globally will experience a mental health issue at some point in his or her life. But you don't need to face such issues in order to exercise. Modest amounts of exercise can make a difference.
These tiny daily rituals will have you feeling smarter, calmer, happier, and healthier
1. Have a glass of full water
Some of us go days or weeks without drinking any straight water, this may lead to dehydration and has significant negative effects on heart health and concentration levels. You should drink enough water even if you're not particularly thirsty. Drinking more water is key for healthy body functioning including decreasing headaches and migraines and improving overall mood.
2. Have a sleep routine
Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and having a regular sleep schedule and routine are proven ways to help maximize the time spent in bed. Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. This will help set your body's internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep. If you're getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm.
3. Stick on well-balanced diet
Eating well is key to overall health, including your mental well-being. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. In order to get the proper nutrition from your diet, you should obtain the majority of your daily calories from; fresh vegetables, lean proteins, fresh fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
4. Go to therapy
Talking through our problems can be the key to getting free of them, It gives some perspective. Talking with somebody who is trained to understand anxiety and depression can be even more helpful to help manage those symptoms, reframe some of the negative thoughts we tend to have.
5. Practice a Digital Detox
Have you ever caught yourself checking your smartphone while you’re behind the wheel — even though you know it’s dangerous?. Each day take at least ten minutes to put some distance between you and your phone and other electronic devices. This practice of a digital detox helps improve memory, improve posture, and promote more efficient sleep.
6. Show kindness toward someone else
Kindness is one of those happiness paradoxes, whereby we become happier by making other people happier.If you want to feel good yourself make someone else feels good. A study suggests that showing kindness to others makes us happy and creates a virtuous cycle that promotes lasting happiness and altruism.
When was the last time did you travel? not for business but packing your bags and disconnecting from your normal routine for a week or more. Travelling promotes physical activity, whether it is walking the streets of a foreign land or climbing a mountain. Physical movement lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Try these simple tips and see a change in your life.