Are you excited enough to step into 2020? Finally, that time of the year has arrived when we enthusiastically make resolutions, and later on, struggle to follow them every day. Aren’t we done filling our notebooks and diaries with a promising list of the changes we want to make in our life year after year? Well, Elbert Hubbard has truly said, “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” As 2020 is around the corner, we have got yet another opportunity to transform many things that can bring us close to living a healthy and positive lifestyle. As it is a gradual process, it never happens overnight. However, make sure you try your best to stay committed and consistent from the depths of your being as this is the only key to success.
Here are the 5 ways to change your lifestyle in 2020!
Create a Routine and Make Yourself Stick To It
To begin with, make sure you start your day early. However, you can make it happen only if you hit the hay early. If you sleep late and try to wake up at the crack of dawn, then certainly you will feel dizzy throughout the day. In order to keep your mind and body active, energetic, and productive, you must pay attention to your sleeping habits. Avoid using your cell phone and laptop at least an hour before going to bed. You will surely be tempted to watch the next intriguing episode of your favorite web series and check the notifications and updates on social media accounts. But that’s the time when you need to ask yourself- Is it helping me to change my lifestyle anyway? You are wise enough to understand what’s best for you. Remember that the results you want to manifest in the future depend on the little changes you make in the present. Following a new routine will certainly be challenging, but your strong determination will help you make it happen.
Break a Sweat Every Day to Keep Yourself Fit
Exercise is a magic potion that works for your wellbeing and good health. If you have heard enough of the benefits of a workout, then stop being a procrastinator. Give it a start from this moment on. It’s not necessary to hit the gym every day and lift those heavy dumbells if it doesn’t interest you. You can do any form of exercise which makes you feel rejuvenated and happy. You can try Zumba, Yoga, a brisk walk, and can even play a sport that builds stamina and boosts physical strength. Long working hours on computer screens while being glued to our chairs at the workplace leads to health issues. Thus, we need physical movement and activities that keep us miles away from diseases, and consequently, improve our quality of life.
Read More to Nurture Your Soul
Reading truly turns you into an informed, awakened, and wiser person who can think broadly and differently. You might work your fingers to the bone to keep your body fit and healthy. But what about your mind and soul? Always remember that mental wellbeing is as important as physical fitness. If you are not an avid reader, then it is completely fine. We don’t expect you to become a voracious reader, but you can always start or end your day by reading something for 15 to 20 minutes. It can be a novel, book, magazine, newspaper or any interesting article that might help you learn, grow, and develop yourself. If time constraint is the excuse you are planning to throw at us, then to your disappointment, we have plan B. If you don’t have enough time to read, then listen to audiobooks while traveling or commuting. Reading can prove to be the most fruitful way of changing your lifestyle. Try it, and thank us later!
Change Your Attitude for a Better Tomorrow
Someone has rightly said, ‘Change starts from within.’ If you want a positive lifestyle in 2020, then the best way is to change your behavior, attitude, and stop being so fearful. Do you whine that often? Blame others for your problems? Criticize others? No one knows you better than you. Thus, jot down those things that you need to amend in your behavior and genuinely work on them. This way, your relationships, whether personal or professional, will magically improve.
Every human has the potential to become absolutely happy, but it can happen only when we do not hold on to negativity and grudges against someone. The moment you stop brooding over all wrong things and nasty memories that have happened in the past and start seeing the bright side of everything happening at the present, you will feel happier than ever. Make a list of all good things that you had experienced in 2019, and accept that fact that if life seems unfair many a time, then most of the times it is kind too.
Ditch the Crispy Fries and Eat Healthy Food
You are probably living under the rock if you don’t know how eating healthy can bring a humongous positive change in your life. We all have heard of it 3000 times that eat home-cooked food instead of stuffing your mouth with junk food, which is nothing but your guilty pleasure. If you really want to live a healthy life, then you have to start making efforts to add whole grains, veggies, fruits, and nuts to your daily diet. Turn those boring steamed veggies interesting by adding certain spices to it. Gone are the days when a lot of importance was given to eating green veggies. Now, nutritionists suggest eating a rainbow. Greens, oranges, purples, yellows, and reds. Try to add every color to your diet as it will supply your body with much-needed nutrition and value. For those who like munching something in the middle of the work to satiate the hunger pangs, keep a pack of nuts, foxnuts and dried fruits in your bag as they have truly proved to be the most healthier snacks.
Your dream lifestyle is surely in your hands. The key to a better life is change. So whether it is drinking, smoking, or even the habit of squandering money, a small positive shift can bring about a transformative difference in your lifestyle. We understand that it takes time to implement these changes as it is not as easy as falling off the log. Many a time, you may feel like giving up. But that’s when you need to remind yourself- ‘never stop trying’. Challenge it all over again and be victorious.