5 simple changes that will make your life instantly easier
Let's be real: this past year has been tough for everyone. Whether your productivity, mental health or sleep schedule has taken a hit, there are so many simple steps you can take to get your life back on track. From drinking more water to prioritizing your to-do-list, here are five easy ways you can change your life for the better.
you are a priority. don’t be afraid to slow down and take a minute to lift yourself back up 💛 i love you.♬ Turning Page - Sydney Rose
Don't be afraid to press pause
If the past year has taught us anything, it's that life can be unpredictable. We frequently find ourselves overwhelmed by our daily routines that we forget the importance of taking time for self-care and relaxation.
One way to prevent yourself from burning out is by taking a "pause" when you start to feel bogged down by life. Whether this means spending time with friends, taking a bubble bath or journaling your feelings, recognize that taking time for yourself is one of the most important things you can do.
Tidy up at least once a week
Now that bedrooms aren't only where you sleep, but also where you work, study and eat, it's more important than ever to keep your space clean. Practicing habitual cleaning has been linked to increasing productivity, reducing stress and boosting self esteem, among other beneficial changes. By setting aside one hour per week to tidy up your space, you'll be doing your future self a big favor.
Work out for thirty minutes every morning
Working out is a scientifically proven mood-booster that is just as helpful for maintaining your health as it is for your productivity. Whether you decide to hit the gym, practice yoga or go for a run, getting active for thirty minutes after you wake up is a great way to start your day on a positive note.
Drink more water
We get it—you've probably heard this a million times, but did you know that drinking water has been linked to increases in "calmness, satisfaction and positive emotions?" Drinking water is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy, so if the physical benefits of staying hydrated haven't motivated you to drink more water, think about the positive effects it could have on your mental health.
Prioritize three items on your to-do-list every day
Do you get overwhelmed by your ever-growing list of uncompleted tasks? Boost your productivity by changing the way you structure your to-do-list. Everyday determine which items on your to-do-list are most important, and promise yourself that you'll check off those three boxes before the end of the day.
What steps are you taking to make your life better? Let us know by tagging us on Twitter @girlslifemag!
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