Every now and then, each of us feels a lack of energy and enthusiasm for our daily lives.
Bad, little daily habits will, over time, create lethargy.
Lethargy – in turn – will create more bad daily habits.
It’s a vicious circle.
The good news is that there are efficient ways to bring the energy and enthusiasm back into our everyday lives. Below, are 30 of them.
I chose these tips specifically for their effectiveness and for their tendency to be underrepresented.
Start implementing them one at a time and eventually you’ll be well on your way to building a cohesive, energized strength in your body. Your daily lifestyle will become healthier!
In case you need extra inspiration to help you implement a particular tip, I’ve also included within each tip a link – that forwards to a deeper explanation.
1. Start Equating Improved Health with Luxury, Personal Freedom and Increased Wealth
What do you need in order to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you need a large house, a yacht, a Maserati, and a billion dollars?
All of the luxurious, material possessions in the world will not make you healthier.
And if you had terrible health, you would likely – near the end – be very willing to trade all of your possessions in exchange for having excellent health once again.
Excellent health is synonymous with abundant wealth – because when you have robust health you then also have the foundation from which to build a a joyful life. Without that foundation, the wealth won’t mean much.
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What is a typical day like for you now, compared to a year ago?
- less stressful, or more?
- are you stronger, or weaker?
- is your energy level higher, or lower?
What progress have you made in your health over the last year?
It can be helpful in life to periodically do an inventory of your own health. If you decide that you want to be even healthier one year from today, the remaining self-care protocols and lifestyle habits listed below will prove helpful in your endeavor.
However, before you continue reading, recalibrate your mindset right now. From this point forward, understand that health = wealth.
2. Get Brutally Honest with Yourself about Vegetables
Core concept: vegetables are a real game-changer; generally, an increase in vegetable intake correlates with improved health.
Action step: track your average daily vegetable intake – be brutally honest about it.
3. Appreciate that Wellness is a Daily Process
Core concept: shame is counterproductive; setbacks are a natural and healthy part of the self-improvement process.
Action step: engage your sense of humor during those “stumbling” moments.
Lean on the visualization technique of picturing yourself clearly in your own mind as an even healthier you; gently guide your attention and energy back to what’s working well about your daily life and – most importantly – allow yourself to delight in the progress you have made.
4. Sleep More Deeply
Core Concept: excellent sleep makes excellent health possible.
Action Step: do one thing to help improve your average night’s sleep.
Just do one thing. It could be to add a houseplant in your bedroom to help naturally purify the air, for example – or, to remove as many electronic devices as possible from your bedroom.
5. Wake Up Leaner
Core Concept: paying closer attention to what you eat and drink after 4pm is a pivotal step toward helping yourself become healthier and waking fresh-faced each morning.
Grains and flour seem to be particularly problematic for many people, especially when consumed in the evening.
6. Know the Stages of Change
Core Concept: when people are able to acquire new good habits, it’s because they have moved through the five stages of permanent change – usually without realizing it.
Action Step: pick a habit you’d especially like to build into your weekly life, and honestly ask yourself, “if I were to get in my own way, how would I probably do it?”
Ironically, by planning ahead for self-sabotage, you can avoid it.