Living a happy and healthy life is not complicated. It’s simple but sophisticated. In this post, you will read about some of the best ways to live a more happy and healthy lifestyle.
What is a healthy lifestyle anyway?
A healthy lifestyle means when you have fewer health issues in your life. And have a good health condition that enables you to do all the activities and adventure you love without any compromises.
1. Pass more time outdoors.
Spending 30 minutes or more in nature can help you to relax and refresh your mood.
Every now and then try to spend some time with your family & friends out in nature. All those casual talks and some little pranks can change your mood easily. Engaging yourself with outdoor activities like – playing a sport or hiking can improve your physical fitness.
2. Wake up early and breath the fresh morning air.
There are many reasons to be a morning person. waking up early can motivate you to start some healthy lifestyle practices like – yoga, meditation or a short morning workout at home.
Waking up at 6 or 7 am is also beneficial for getting some important work done early in the day. It can help you to have some free time in the evening to do something fun or spend some time with your family & friends.
Tip: If you are not a morning person then gradually try to wake up 10 -20 minutes earlier daily… it will help you to gradually wake up early without pushing yourself too much.
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3. Never miss your breakfast.
If you want to have an energetic day then you should never miss your breakfast.
To start your day right – after you wake up in the morning drink some water. After that, drink your coffee or tea. Then eat a nice breakfast. It’s recommended to eat your breakfast within two hours from waking up.
4. Exercise daily to get a fit body.
Exercise is the key to have a healthy body. Nowadays due to the advancement of technology, we have to do less physical work. And for that reason, we store a lot of unused calories. To stay fit and healthy you need to do regular physical exercise.
Try to include morning jogging/yoga or a gym session in your daily routine to live a more active lifestyle.
Before you start panicking let me tell you something.
Workout doesn’t mean you have to do it for 2 hours…
30 minutes of exercise per day is enough to stay fit and healthy. Regularity is more important. Exercise 3-4 times per week to get better results.
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Include some workout in your life. After two to three weeks you will feel the difference.
5. Talk to other peoples in real life.
Be social. This doesn’t mean talking to people only on social media.
Talk to people in real life, share a few moments with them. They can be any person from your neighbour or from your locality.
Once you start talking to other people you will discover many stories from their life.
6. Drink more water and get healthier.
Up to 60% of the human body mass is water. Water performs a major role in the process of transportation of nutrients in human cells.
Drinking enough water is important to stay fit. Water helps our body to maintain a constant temperature so that our body organs can function without any complications.
Always drink water throughout the day.
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7. Do something different on the weekend.
The weekend is the time to refresh and prepare yourself for the next week. Doing fun stuff is important. But it doesn’t mean always you have to party or watch movies. Instead, plan a local trip and start travelling.
Explore the place around you and find the best restaurant in that place and have a delicious dinner.
8. Call an old friend and ask about how things are going.
Maybe those old memories with your friends don’t appear often nowadays.
Do you want to feel it once more? Well, it’s easy.
Call one of your old friend you didn’t talk for a while and ask “how things are going?”.
9. Plan a small trip with friends and create some memories.
Got some holidays? Ok, this time go for travelling and create some memories.
Travelling is fun and it gives you new memories to laugh at.
To live a happy lifestyle you need to travel. Explore beautiful places around the world and experience different cultures, food, and rituals.
You will discover the beauty of travelling and your mind will be relaxed and happy.
10. Create a morning routine to live a happy & healthy life.
If you have no reason to wake up early in the morning then create a morning routine.
Following a morning routine can help you to take care of your physical and emotional health. You can follow a 10-15 minute morning routine to boost your productivity and to feel good.
When you start your day with positive work, there are more chances that the rest of your day will also be good.
11. Love yourself more and start enjoying your life.
There are many ways to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. But the best way is to love yourself more.
How to love yourself more?
Maybe buying a new dress or checking out the new ice cream you saw in a commercial. Although ice cream is not so good for health. But once in a week is good as long it makes you feel happy.
If you think you don’t have to do this, well take a piece of paper and write some points about “reasons I love myself ” You will be surprised.
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12. Take out some of your childhood stuff and feel those happy moments.
Got some free time? Close the TV and take out your childhood stuff. Touch them, see them you will feel good.
13. Forget the past if you want to be happy in life.
You can not change the past. If you often think about your past and your mistakes then it can be difficult for you to be happy in life.
To live a happy lifestyle it’s important that you live in this moment and think about your present & future.
14. Slow down and take a break from your life.
Sometimes in our life, we get so busy that we forget to slow down and take a break.
Slow down for a while and think what you really want and then make plans and get it.
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15. Learn to say no.
It happens a lot, with everyone.
Many things we don’t like to do but we say ‘yes’ and it kills our happiness.
Learn to say no to the things you don’t like. it doesn’t matter who is on the other side. Ultimately it’s you who have to deal with that decision. So, listen to your heart and follow your mind.
You will be happy again by not doing anything against your will.
16. Don’t compare yourself to others.
Everyone is unique.
You are good as you are. Don’t feel low if you do your things differently than others.
It’s always best to be yourself. Don’t change but try to improve yourself by seeing others.
17. Always learn and try new things.
Whenever we learn a new thing and keep doing it better than others; it makes us feel happy. Isn’t it?
I wanted to be a writer. A storyteller. I tried it and found out – it’s not working for me. Then I started blogging and fell in love with it.
Always keep trying new things or improve your current skills so that you have a purpose to – live a meaningful life.
18. Eat fresh + organic food.
Natural things are the best.
Food colours and chemicals can have a bad impact on our health.
As those processes are slow – we can’t see the side effects immediately. But if you want to live a healthy lifestyle then you should take care of the quality of your food.
Here are some quick tips on healthy eating:
- Always try to eat fresh food.
- Avoid artificial food colours.
- Eat more green vegetables and fruits
- Don’t ignore healthy fat ( it helps in natural hormone production )
- Avoid processed food.
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19. Do more what you love.
You can live a healthy life if you take care of your body, follow your diet and exercise. But if you want to live a happy life then you should do a little more than that.
You need to do those things more often, what you love to do.
20. Give yourself a gift.
Sometimes you don’t need to find any reason to give yourself a gift. Just give yourself a gift to feel happy.
21. Appreciate all the little things you have in life.
There are a lot of things in this world to have. But you don’t need all of them to be happy. Be thankful for what you have got.
Many people dream about those things you got in your life. Appreciate all the little things you have in your life. It will bring back your inner peace and you will enjoy a happy life.
22. Surprise your parents by doing something good for them.
It’s time to give your parents a surprise. If you stay away from them. Plan a surprise home trip and surprise them. You can also give them a surprise treat or buy a gift for your parents.
Making those people happy who cares for you will also make you happy.
23. Worry less about mistakes and try once more.
Mistakes are common in every learning process. Always be confident and learn from your mistakes.
Sometimes we quit too soon. Be patient and try once more.
24. Listen more than you talk.
More you listen, more you learn.
Sometimes it’s better to listen and summarize it before you take any action in your life.
25. Avoid the trap of perfection.
Perfection is a relative term.
Nothing is perfect, and there is no definition of perfection in real life.
You can’t make everything perfect. But you can make it better. So try to make it better by fixing the mistakes.
26. Learn to present the best version of yourself.
Learn to take care of yourself and be organized.
Everyone loves clean and calm persons. Work on your personality and try to present the best version of you.
27. Erase those negative thoughts away.
If you want positive things to happen in your life. Then you have to be positive.
Always there will be some negative thoughts. You can’t erase them. But you can develop positive thoughts. And those positive thoughts will motivate you to live a happy life.
28. Help someone if you can.
We all need help in our life. Before you expect help from others. Help other peoples so that you can expect help from them in your bad time.
29. Pass more time with your family.
We live with our family but we don’t pass time with them. These days half of our life is already eaten by gadgets. We sit close to each other and try to sink in the virtual world. In this way, we can live but we can’t live happily.
Try to manage time for your family and pass quality time with them. It will make them happy and you will also feel the satisfaction in your heart.