When we’re stuck in a bit of a rut, the days and nights slip past so quickly that we barely notice them. But life is not a rehearsal! If you’re stuck in a pattern of negativity, it’s time to take control of your life and make the most of every moment. Read on and discover our simple tips to help you get the best out of every day.
Getting sufficient sleep is essential to get your day off to a good start, but in today’s busy world, many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. Adults need between 7 to 9 hours’ sleep a night. If you’re not achieving this, the following tips will help:
Early morning is often the best part of the day: peaceful, quiet and productive. But if you’re always in a rush, you don't appreciate it. Select your outfit the night before to save time and set your alarm half an hour earlier. Don't press the snooze button but use the extra minutes to sip your coffee, practice yoga, go for a run, read the paper, or fix a healthy packed lunch.
A nutritious, well-balanced diet is essential for our bodies to function correctly. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, pulses and fish. A breakfast that includes protein will wake up your brain and clarify your thoughts, giving you a more productive morning.
Wake up smiling and you’ll feel more positive all day. Moving the facial muscles to smile has been shown to increase levels of serotonin, the feel-good hormone. And when you smile at a stranger and they smile back, it can brighten your whole day.
If you’re stuck in a rut and feeling dejected, a course of Bach Flower Mix 65 helps to bring the sunshine back into your life, lifting your mood and banishing any negative thoughts that might be preventing you from making changes.
Exercising is a surefire way to lift your mood. Exercising, especially outside in nature, releases endorphins. It’s proven to lift depression, clear your thoughts and leave you feeling calmer and happier. You don’t have to exercise for hours, but it’s vital to build it into your daily routine. If you’re feeling stressed or dejected, try going for a brisk 20-minute walk at lunchtime, or a run or cycle ride after work.
A to-do list that seems to get ever longer can seem overwhelming. Break it down and focus on just one big project each day. You’ll get a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing the task. And if you finish before the end of the day, just start on the next.
Daily routines at work and at home take up so much time that it sometimes seems there’s no time in your life for the things that really matter to you. Carve out a little time each day for yourself and do something you enjoy, whether it’s a hobby, a sport, or just a relaxing bath.
One of the main reasons for burnout is when you allow the demands of your professional career to overwhelm other aspects of your life. We need to refresh and restore our bodies and minds regularly, so don’t forget to add some space for resting into your daily and weekly schedule. Bach Flower Mix 83 is formulated to help overcome feelings of professional exhaustion and restore your zest for life.
When you’re with friends and family, put away your phone and concentrate on what they’re saying. Ask questions and allow them space to answer. Engaging with others will reignite your interest in the world and improve your relationships.
It’s not possible to get the best out of every day if you live only for yourself. The greatest fulfilment and joy in life is when we do something for others. Spend quality time playing a game or reading with your child. Help an older neighbour or mentor a colleague. Fundraise for a local charity. Or call a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while.
Each day is a great gift, so use it wisely and well and get the best out of every single one.
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