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New Habits to Start Taking Up Today

Written by Heather Maude // Posted on // Found in EasyLife

As humans, we’re always naturally looking for ways to better ourselves and improve our day to day life. Juggling a job, social life, hobbies, family etc can take up most of your time, meaning you often forget to take care of yourself. If you’re struggling to find the time, or not sure where to start, here are a few little things you can start doing today to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Clean your phone screen

It has been suggested by some that mobile phones can be dirtier than an average toilet seat. Yet most of us only ever give it a courtesy wipe down every now and then. Try to get into the habit of cleaning it once a week with a suitable cleaner or more often if you’re sick or work with the public.

Put your spare change in a pot

Nobody likes to be weighed down with coins, so why not get into a habit of depositing your change into a pot. This can then be a rainy day fund, deposited into a savings account or putting it towards debt repayments – every little helps.

Take some you time

Self-care is very important, so make sure you take at least 30 minutes a day to relax and reflect on your day. Download a breathing app such as Calm or if you have a fancy smartwatch make use of the relax function to get in some good deep breathing.

The 2-minute rule

If something will take two minutes or less to do, don’t put it off. Whether it’s making the bed, putting the washing up away or tidying the living room. Little tasks build up to bigger challenges so tackling them right away can help keep your home and your mind a little tidier.

Stop procrastinating

Make a list of all the things that you’ve been meaning to get done, whether it’s little things such as putting a cheque in the bank or larger tasks such as defrosting the freezer. Being able to cross things off your list is satisfying and makes you feel like you’ve got your life together.

Get some fresh air

Due to the short d

ays in winter, it’s easy for those who work indoors to suffer from seasonal depression. If you’re able too, taking a short walk outside in your lunch break will do wonders for your brain and help wake you up if you’re feeling a bit sluggish.

Keep a notepad by your bed

If you often find it your brain racing at night, making it difficult to fall or stay asleep, try keeping a notepad by your bed. Writing things down not only ensures you don’t forget but also acts as a release from your brain, meaning you should be able to drift off to sleep a little easier.

Embrace single-tasking

So many of us spend our time multi-tasking; watching TV while eating dinner or browsing Social Media while catching up with friends. Taking time to focus on just one thing at a time will help you to be a little more productive and often results in feeling happier.

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Written by Heather Maude // Posted on // Found in EasyLife

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