Written By Paisley Hansen / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Addressing problems in your life and realizing your full potential is going to take some work. However, not everything that you need to do to make positive changes in your life is going to be burdensome. Here are some simple self-help tips to feel healthier and happier.
Remember Everything You Want or Need to Do Takes Rest
Your mind and body direly need rest in order to function at their best. If you aren’t getting the downtime and sleep that you need on a regular basis, it will make everything that you have to do so much harder. Moreover, it can significantly compromise your physical wellbeing and put you at a higher risk for getting sick or developing chronic health conditions.
Make a concerted effort to fix sleep schedule issues with some natural and effective methods. Set some guidelines for yourself about when you go to bed and develop strategies to prepare your body to rest. Doing some prep work to make your mornings easier and faster can also help you get more rest.
Learn Something New Every Day
Learning new things should be a passion. If you’re not interested in learning new things, your world is going to get a lot smaller. Igniting your intellectual curiosity can bring some awe and excitement to every day. You can discover new passions and enhance your understanding of the things that you learn which you find most interesting.
A love of gaining new knowledge also helps you keep your mind sharp. You can learn new concepts with more ease and apply logic to problems with better modality and insight. It helps you cultivate cognitive flexibility and avoid getting stuck in monostatic thought processes.
Stay Connected With the People You Love
In order to feel like your best self, you have to be actively involved in loving and supporting the people that you are closest to. Even just taking a little time to reach out to people and let them know that you were thinking about them can make someone's day a whole lot better. That positive energy that you put out will make your day feel better too.
Be Conscientious About How You Eat
If you aren’t fueling your body with the things that it needs to thrive, it’s going to hurt how you feel physically and it may have a negative effect on your emotional state. Your gut has its own enteric nervous system that is separate from your primary nervous system. However, these two neural networks are in close contact with one another.
Poor diet can have a surprisingly dominant impact on your thoughts and feelings. Eat foods that have nutritional benefits instead of foods that only burden your digestive system.
Don’t Spend Lots of Time on Social Media
Many people are basing too much of their concept of self on social media. In fact, social media is not an accurate reflection of reality. While it may help people stay in touch with one another, it shouldn’t supersede traditional methods of communication.
Too much time on social media can cause people to feel detached from what’s real and what’s important to them. Moreover, comparing oneself to how people present themselves on social media is a common pitfall that can be detrimental to people’s self image.
It’s also important that you don’t rely on social media as your primary source for news and information. Look to authoritative news sources rather than individuals or groups on social media.
Effect Positive Change in Your Community
Working to advance the causes that you care about can make you feel capable, competent, and authentic. When you care about something and take action about it, you’re showing yourself and the people around you that you can make a difference.
Creating good habits and embracing a healthy thought process is going to make an appreciable difference in your quality of life. You’ll feel better physically, have improved self-esteem, and be ready to take on whatever challenges come your way.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.