“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will” – Chuck Palahniuk
To live by this statement of Chuck Palahniuk we need to stay healthy and fit for our entire lifetime then only we could create something which would eventually serve as an epitome for the generations to come. Being immersed in work, trying to do something worthwhile we often forget to take care of our body and mind which could potentially lead to some unforeseen problem in old age. That’s why we have come up with some simple, yet effective tips for living a healthy life.
So come on folks, here is a list of 5 simple tips to live a healthy lifestyle.
1. Stay hydrated
We all know that 70% off our body is made up of water, which makes it an essential component for sustaining a healthy body and mind in order to get all our work done without feeling any fatigue.Advertising
So it is advised to drink enough water daily to keep your thirst at bay, but while doing so don’t start living on aerated drinks or other sweet drinks because they come with lots of unwanted sugar which makes you obese in the long term and also creates lots of other problems in your body.
If you want to drink something good, you can go for fruit infused water in best fruit infuser water bottles or drink natural fruit juice to get the required vitamins and minerals besides serving your taste buds with something different and tasty.
2. Eat good food
Eating healthy food like vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc. gives your body metabolism a solid boost of energy besides making your immune system strong which would eventually keep your body far away from any kind of diseases in long run.
Eating junk food like pizza, burgers, etc. on a daily basis adds unwanted fats in your body thus making you obese and entailing itself with lots of unwanted problems like diabetes, joint pains, etc. in the following months.Advertising
So try to stay away from excessive junk food. But if you want to eat them, you can do so once in a while or when you go for a party with friends.
3. Follow a workout regime
To keep your body strong and active, you need to follow a workout routine in your daily life. Going for exercise daily helps you to strengthen your immune system and build stronger muscles thus keeping you away from all kinds of infectious diseases.
To get started with a workout, you can get yourself enrolled in a gymnasium and work with the trainer to get your body in shape or go for a yoga session in a nearby park in morning or evening.
Besides that, if you don’t want to go out, then you can also set up a mini home gymnasium with few workout equipments like spin bikes, bike trainers, rowing machines, treadmills, etc. on your roof top and get started with daily exercises after taking a look at some of the YouTube tutorial videos to get your body fit in no time .Advertising
4. Take proper sleep
Years of research have found that our body requires at least 7 hours of sleep daily to keep working and give rest to our body parts.
So it’s advised to get proper sleep if you want work efficiently in whatever pursuit you undertake because if you start disturbing sleep routine often then you will encounter lots of body problems like insomnia, headache, body ache, depression in the long term.
Power naps of 20-30 minutes are also beneficial for all working people whenever they feel tired. This rejuvenates the body thus keeping fatigue away and gives the energy boost to work again with full creativity This helps you become more productive at work as you are less stressed and you can solve all kind of problems calmly.
5. Laugh often and avoid being angry
It’s said laughter is the best medicine for life because it helps to heal all kind of body ailments thus giving you many reasons to live as long as you want.Advertising
Laughter keeps your worries away for a long time, so laugh as much as you can each day to stay blissful from within thus giving peace to your inner soul.
Anger comes with bitter experience to sour life, so try to stay away from anger and whenever a situation arrives which could make you angry, try to calm down and take a deep breath. Then think of a better solution to get out the situation rather than remaining angry and ruining your life.
I would like to end with this quote
“Each day brings its own colors to be chosen, mixed, pigments of joy, happy moments, smiles and laughter… And which will you choose? For ‘Life’ is choice…” John McLeod, from Awakening.
Last Updated on March 13, 2019
How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck
Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?
You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.
Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:
1. Work on the small tasks.
When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.
Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.
2. Take a break from your work desk.
Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.
Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.
Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.
The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?
4. Talk to a friend.
Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.
Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.
If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.
Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.
Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.
6. Paint a vision to work towards.
If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.
Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?
Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.
The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.
Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.
Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.
8. Have a quick nap.
If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.
9. Remember why you are doing this.
Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.
What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.
10. Find some competition.
Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.
Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.
11. Go exercise.
Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.
Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.
As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.
12. Take a good break.
Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.
Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.
Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.
Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime
More Resources About Getting out of a Rut
- How to Get Out of a Rut and Start Living the Life You Desire
- Feeling So Stuck in Life That You’re About to Give Up? Help is Here!
- How to Get Unstuck in Life and Live a More Fulfilling Life
- How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up
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