My top 5 tips for a better quality of life!
I want you to have a better quality of life. I truly do.
One way that I can help you achieve this is by providing you with results from what I have tried, what my clients have used and things that I have read, to help propel your fitness and health to new levels.
Each week I write an article to help you further your knowledge. And this week is no different.
Below are 5 tips which I feel could help you to improve your current life and make it even better!
This is something that I have heard people recommend for years and years, but never actually tried.
Until last week!
I downloaded an app called 'Calm' and have used it almost daily to help centre myself before getting stuck into my work, and also before bed if I feel like my head-space is too active for a restful sleep.
You don't need to spend hours meditating each day, but doing anywhere between 3-10 minutes could be all you need to help focus, calm down and relax. Really, it doesn't take long.
Head to the App Store or Itunes and download the app (Find it here). To be honest, it can be any app to help guide you through some meditation or breathing exercises.
I don't have a clue on how to meditate! Hence why I downloaded an app to help me make a start.
2) Reading/ Self-development
I have been doing this for many years in the form of reading training articles, books and PDF's to help further my education and knowledge level.
My thought is that if you are actively trying to better yourself. Like every single day. Then you are much more likely to achieve success.
Doing something once won't lead to an improvement. But doing something often, will!
Decide on an area or topic you want to read, or further develop and invest some time in expanding your mind.
LIKE ALWYN COSGROVE SAYS, "YOUR MIND IS LIKE A GARDEN -- WHATEVER YOU PLANT GROWS. PLANT GOOD STUFF."
3) Vigorous exercise
The list wouldn't be complete if it didn't include some form of exercise.
For me personally, I know that I don't function to my best ability when I'm not exercising on a regular basis.
Hitting the gym, or playing football is my outlet for stress and also gives me a chance to develop my body in a positive way.
The level of exercise or activity needs to be at a challenging level. Something which raises your heart rate, gets you sweating and breathing hard.
That's when you know you're alive!
You are doing yourself a disservice if you don't challenge your body to see what it's truly capable of.
4) Conscious eating
A lot of people have become 'unconscious eaters'. In the fact that we are almost on auto-pilot when it comes to eating.
- T.V on, check.
- Eat until the plate is empty, check.
- Rinse and repeat, check.
This style of eating is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle or fully functioning body.
Be aware of what you're eating
- You can do this by turning technology off when you eat.
- This allows you to listen to your body and your hunger cues.
Eat until 80% full
- This means that you are satisfied.
- Not stuffed and in a food coma! (Left)
5) Spend more time doing what you love
Now, if you love eating food, this may be a little tough as I'm not actually referring to food.
What I'm referencing here is actively doing things you enjoy and/or spending time with people whose company you enjoy.
When did you last spend time pursuing something you TRULY enjoyed doing? Like really made you smile, laugh or give you a positive vibe?
If you can't remember a time like that, or have forgotten what it was. You've probably gone too long in not looking after #1. (That's you)
Life's too short to do the things that make you miserable.
Find what inspires you. And do that!
Until next time,
Live the life you want.
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