We’ve all been there at one point in our life. We are stuck in a rut or been living a life that we know we can make more of. Problem is going about the right changes to make those improvements. It is not an easy road but with these 15 small lifestyle changes, you can get out of your rut and improve your life today.
1. The Twenty Minute Rule
In today’s world, we want news fast and information now. We come home from a long day at work to find ourselves engaging in mindless activities like Facebook, Reddit, TV you name it.
Most of us think that these are great ways to unwind until they occupy not minutes but hours of our time.
Instead of gluing yourself in front of the TV, take twenty minutes to try one of the following:
- Read a book
- Write an article or blog
- Learn a foreign language
If these don’t suit you, find something that will encourage your personal and professional growth.
2. Take A Positive Angle
Life is full of numerous situations involving gray areas. These gray area situations can lead to indecisiveness and create chaos and anxiety in our lives. Instead of becoming overwhelmed, look at situations from a positive angle. It’ll lead you to make the best decision with less emotion and ego.
3. Go For A Run
Running is not only good for you, its free. It just takes buying a good pair of running shoes and hitting the road. Running also boosts your immune system and improve weight loss.
4. Put The Soda Down
You know who you are.
As much as you like the taste of Diet Coke to get you through the 2 p.m. wall, soda is terrible for you. Diet and regular sodas have both been linked to obesity and kidney damage. Try switching to tea or water in the afternoon which has tons of health benefits.
5. Drink Water
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. Your body is made of approximately of 60 percent water and drinking water helps support body functions as digestion, body temperature regulation. It also helps boost your metabolism.
But that doesn’t mean start pounding liters of water immediately. Bring a water bottle with you and start working your way to the recommended guideline of eight cups throughout your day.