When a new season comes around I always like to try to incorporate (or maintain) healthy habits into my routine to improve my well-being and wellness. Now that we’re in the swing of spring I wanted to share the 6 healthy habits that I’ve been doing lately that have really made a difference for me. Some of these are new, and some of them I’ve been doing for a while, but they really have helped me in different areas of my life!
When adding new habits into your normal, my biggest piece of advice is to keep it simple! Doing too much at once or making things too complicated will be so hard to maintain. Even if you try one new thing, that is a WIN!! They say it takes doing something consistently for 30 days to build a habit so even if it feels hard at first stick with it. I hope my habits can inspire you to find your own or try one of mine! Now let’s jump into my 6 healthy habits…
Never go to bed with a dirty kitchen
Trying to keep an entire house clean each day can be unrealistic, but one room can be realistic! Pick a room in your house that you make a promise to yourself that needs to be picked up before you go to bed. My room is my kitchen!
Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning
Instead of grabbing that coffee or Matcha, first thing in the morning, drink a glass of water first. I started drinking a glass in the morning every day a few years ago and let me tell you a game changer! Drinking more water gives me energy, curbs my appetite, and helps with digestion, acne, etc.
Designate a chore to do each day of the week
This is something I’m still working on, but it is a work in progress. For example, every Monday you wash the sheets, Tuesday and Thursday are laundry days, Sunday is to clean out the fridge/groceries, etc. This makes the tasks less daunting and allows for you to create a margin in your week to do the tasks you normally would do in your spare time (which we all know never happens).
Don’t look at your phone during the first and last hour of the day
This helps me turn on and off the day without any distractions. I promise you won’t regret doing this! I now read my Kindle at night and it is so filling. I sleep so much better!
Keep your workouts short and simple on days you don’t have time
I love doing 15-25 minute HIIT workouts, 12-3-30 on the treadmill, or a quick 15-minute sculpt class in the OBE fitness app. For days I feel burnt out Mike and I will go on a walk!
Eat 6 smaller meals a day
I used to eat healthy during the day and then eat everything inside at night. This put my body in such a shock! And then shifted to six smaller meals in a day. My energy is so much better and I am more satisfied! I also follow the 80-20 rule for my diet. I try to eat healthy 80% of the time and then have no rules 20% of the time. Putting too many restrictions on my diet only makes me want the unhealthy stuff more!