We all want to be fitter, stronger, faster, smarter and overall healthier than we currently are. It’s human nature to feel this way. Unfortunately for most of us, tending to the demands of daily life leaves us with little time to focus on improving ourselves. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do though.
There are plenty of little things that you can work on every day that will help you become an overall healthier and happier person. Some of them may be more difficult for those who have fallen into bad habits, but none are impossible, regardless of who you are. So, without further ado, here are some things you can do every day to become the best version of yourself.
Only Drink Water
Kicking things off with something that may be daunting to many, it goes without saying that modern beverages such as beer, coffee, and soft drinks do no good for your health and provide no nutritional value to your body. All they really do is deteriorate it and leave you feeling bloated and under hydrated.
Water, on the other hand, helps purify your system and flush out all the toxins, leaving you feeling more hydrated and giving your skin a noticeable glow. It’s not pseudoscience or some misinterpreted idea; its pure fact, and if you think about it logically, it does make sense.
Water happens to be the healthiest and cheapest thing you can possibly drink, so it’s a no-brainer.
You don’t have to be a master of calligraphy or have the writing talents of Shakespeare to keep a journal. You don’t even have to have a journal. Simply make use of an application that’s available on every device, such as OneNote or Evernote, and start keeping track of your life.
Write down where you want to improve, what you did, how much weight you’ve lost, how much money you’ve saved or anything else that comes to mind. This is also a great way of keeping track of what you need to do, possibly preventing a catastrophic anniversary day or a missed flight.
Own less, live more. It’s a great way to look at life. We’re often so caught up in the pursuit of material items that we forget about what matters most. Go outside, spend time with family, run, hike, cycle and make memories. Don’t waste your money on the latest smartphone when you can go out to the park on the weekend, for example.
Get rid of things that don’t make you happy and aren’t necessary to your wellbeing and you’ll feel a million times better and less stressed. Examinedexistence.com has more information on minimalism, among other topics to do with self-improvement.
There are a million other things you can do every day to improve your life. However, it wouldn’t be wise to attempt everything at once. Take a break every now and then and slowly phase everything in until you’re comfortable and confident. And when it hurts, just remember that it’ll all pay off in the end.