By doing this once, you will delight yourself. And repeating regularly can change your life.
The sedentary lifestyle that most of us live is seriously harmful to health in the long term. Also, sitting in the same position for a long time is simply unpleasant. So get up and stretch. Remember to combine movement with deep breaths. It will only take you 20-30 minutes, but you will feel better, both physically and mentally. And if you practice regularly, it will improve your health.
2. Call a friend
Sadness, discouragement, irritation, and other unpleasant emotions often arise from loneliness. Talking to a friend will let you chill out and remind yourself that there are people to whom you are important. And if you make an appointment (albeit a virtual one, perhaps), you will have an additional reason to rejoice.
Read also: 5 Problems a Sedentary Lifestyle Causes and How to Solve Them.
3. Get out in nature
Just walk or sit in the sun a little, and you will feel better. Vitamin D and the endorphin influx you get from breathing in the fresh air will help you reduce stress.
4. Help someone
Volunteer on an important project to bring groceries to your elderly neighbor or donate unwanted items to charity. By doing something selfless, you will feel happier and make the world around you a little better.
5. Go in for sports
Naturally, this is good for your health. Also, the endorphins released during exercise will energize you with positive emotions. And you don’t have to train for hours to benefit. In 30 or even 15 minutes, you will improve your form and be inspired for other achievements.
6. Do the targeting exercise
- Take a piece of paper and draw two perpendicular lines.
- In the first square you get, write down where you would like to be in five years.
- In the second, what needs to happen for you to achieve it. These points will become your goals for the year.
- In the third square, write down what you need to do to get closer to your long-term goals. This will give you goals for the quarter.
- Fourth, what to do to achieve the desired quarterly results. This is where you get your goals for the week.
These four squares will help you see what you’re aiming for and plan your dream. Follow it to make your life really change.
7. Write down what you love about yourself
To increase your self-confidence, consider what qualities and traits you like. Write a few of them on pieces of paper and post them at home in a prominent place. As soon as your gaze falls on them, you will feel a surge of good mood and confidence. When the effect starts to fade, replace this portion of the leaves with stickers with different qualities.
8. Keep a diary
Diary entries help to throw out all the thoughts that have accumulated in your head. Sometimes, you realize something important – something that you overlooked in the daily hustle and bustle. Take 5-10 minutes throughout the day to do this, write down your thoughts and feelings, and enjoy the sense of clarity.
9. Make a list of what you want to accomplish in life
Write down whatever comes to mind – big dreams and small ones. Ensure that the list does not include other people’s expectations, but only what is important to you.
Also read: Why You Should Take Care of Yourself First and Not Others.
10. Do the cleaning
Purity in consciousness begins with purity around. Dust off, get rid of unnecessary things, put things in their places, and you will feel relieved. Don’t try to cover everything in one go – set aside half an hour a day to tidy up one corner. Start cleaning in your work area. Confusion has been proven to cause stress, and there is enough stress at work.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker