Life can feel like it’s extremely complicated sometimes. One thing going on here and another one going on over there.
We’re always so busy and disconnected from ourselves. We get too caught up and focused on external factors or different metrics of the world. This also means that we often forget to do the things that ultimately matter the most.
A lot of the things here are probably things that you’ve heard of before. But I constantly encourage myself to reevaluate my habits and the ideas that make me who I am today. You should give it a shot too.
I hope this serves as a reminder to live more intentionally as often and as possible as you can.
1. Take Care of Yourself
Taking care of ourselves is a major aspect of living a better life. We can start by improving our sleep, diet, and overall health. Slow improvements upon these three factors compound into enormous positive traits in life. There are many resources online to give you a head start and a better understanding of this.
Creating healthy habits can really snowball into great things for your well-being.
For sleep, you can set up a constant schedule where you go to bed at the same time and wake up the same time no matter what the day (you have to be flexible and forgive yourself as life is not perfect, and you can’t predict everything that happens to you). Always try to get enough sleep, it’s recommended to sleep from 7 to 8 hours. Sleep is good for recovery, helps learning, is essential for memory, among thousands of other things that you’ve probably heard of, so never skip it.
You can set up a simple morning routine that gets you up & ready for the day. Make your bed. Maybe go on a morning walk. Maybe do some reading. Or Yoga. Meditation. A nice shower. Whatever gets you ready for the day. Don’t try doing too many things at once though because that’s one of the main things that prevents you from actually sticking to something.
You can do the same for the night. Try to lower screen use at least an hour before going to bed. It’s always good to set up a routine that helps you clean and organize for the next day. I like to summarize my day before bed, and get things ready for the next day…