I feel happy today. I haven’t felt this sense of fulfillment since I stopped working. I know that working is exhausting, but staying at home can be exhausting too. When I wake up in the morning I have so much in mind, I think of the things I wanna do. I start with one task but then I remember another task and I keep on jumping from one task to another and at the end of the day I feel frustrated and feel so unproductive because I haven’t finished anything!
So last night as I was lying in bed, I told myself that I will start to be organized. I’m not the type of person who likes writing a to-do list. When I do, it doesn’t get done. I just ignore it and do whatever I want. So I promised that today, I’ll stick to my plan. I listed all the habits I want to form and tasks I need to do. Instead of indicating a specific time, I indicated the duration of each task and set a timer. Though I wasn’t able to accomplish the things in the latter part of my list because I woke up and started late, it was a good start.
So these are the three healthy habits I started today.
HEALTHY HABIT #1 Drinking water after waking up
I am used to drinking milk in the morning and I know most people prefer drinking coffee but I think it’s also important to consider the benefits of drinking water first thing in the morning. Although coffee has antioxidants, it is dehydrating. When we sleep, we slowly become dehydrated throughout the night and thus we need to rehydrate our body when we wake up. Upon learning the benefits of drinking water, I promised myself I’m gonna stick with it. These are the benefits I’ve learned about drinking water.
- It speeds up your metabolism (can increase metabolism by 24% for 90 minutes)
- Your brain function properly (Water is the fuel of the brain)
- It flushes out toxins in the body (When we sleep our kidneys do the cleansing, so we need to flush the toxins out by drinking water)
- It reduces body fat (Drink more water if you’re overweight.)
HEALTHY HABIT #2 Decluttering the mind
I can’t explain how cluttered my mind is everyday. I feel restless and exhausted. Imagine a room with things everywhere, that’s how my brain looks. But I’m happy that I’ve learned how to dump these things from my mind. So what I do now is as soon as I wake up, I fill 3 sheets of paper with free-flowing thinking. I don’t think, I just write. I also plan to be consistent in writing in my journal. Here are the things I wanna write down.
- Things I worry about
- Negative feelings that I have
- Things that make me unproductive
- Things I want to do
- Things I want to achieve
- Projects I want to work on
Blogging is good, but I don’t get to write all the things that it’s in my mind when I wake up. Doing this healthy habit will give me more direction and focus.
HEALTHY HABIT #3 Breathing through the diaphragm
I have learned that Diaphragmatic breathing is the healthiest way of breathing. It can help in managing anxiety or panic symptoms. To learn how to do Diaphragmatic breathing click here.
There you are, I’m gonna stick to these healthy habits. I believe all of these can make my life happier.
How about you? What are your healthy habits?
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