13 Habits to Boost Your Mental and Physical Health

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Mental and physical health go hand in hand; if one’s missing, the other deteriorates too. When a person is mentally stable, he/she is inclined to make healthy choices in life and that leads to physical wellbeing. On the other hand, if a person’s physical health is waning, his/her mental health will also bear the negative effects.

Therefore, to be the best version of yourself, it’s essential to adopt a lifestyle that nourishes your mental and physical health. Switching to healthy habits requires a strong will to begin with, but it becomes second to nature rather quickly.

When you do things that make you feel happy and full of energy, you’ll automatically want to keep doing them. The first step is the hardest, but the road to optimum mental and physical well-being is unbelievably rewarding.

So, here are the 13 habits that will pave the way to living your best life:

Table of Contents

1.      Reduce Your Screen Time

2.      Get Your Beauty Sleep

3.      Shift to a Balanced Diet

4.      Daily Dose of Sunshine

5.      Drink lots of Water

6.      Laugh a Little

7.      Pick a Workout of Choice

8.      Shower Everyday

9.      Forgive & Forget

10.     Spend Time with a Furry Friend

11.     Go out for Walks

12.     Keep a Journal

13.     Dress Your Best

Final Thoughts

1.      Reduce Your Screen Time

When does the scrolling stop? Your mind keeps telling you ‘one more post’, ‘one more reel’, or ‘one more meme’; another hour is gone just like that. If the video is buffering, you’ll still stare at the screen instead of taking a break.

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2.      Get Your Beauty Sleep

Those so-called power naps you take during the day aren’t helping, and you know it. An interrupted sleep cycle spanning seven to nine hours during the night is the only viable solution. You need to experience deep sleep to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.

3.      Shift to a Balanced Diet

Abandon any kind of restrictive diet you’re following because excluding major food groups from your meals is not healthy. You’re supposed to eat everything in moderation; this includes your favorite carbs and desserts in controlled portions.

4.      Daily Dose of Sunshine

Some fun in the sun will do you more good than you think. Sunshine is the best natural source of Vitamin D, so take your daily dose with fervor. Whenever you’re on a break during daylight hours, go outside and stretch under the sun.

5.      Drink lots of Water

Sugary and carbonated drinks are bad for you, so swap them for plain water. Staying hydrated regulates blood pressure, accommodates excretion of waste from the body, lubricates the joints, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion, and preserves skin moisture.

6.      Laugh a Little

Laughter is the best medicine, so practice it daily by watching funny videos (but not too much), talking to a funny friend, or exchanging jokes. When you laugh, your oxygen intake increases and your brain produces more endorphins. It’s ideal for releasing stress and distracting oneself from intrusive thoughts.

7.      Pick a Workout of Choice

Exercise is among the most effective techniques to boost mental and physical health. However, many of us are too lazy to go to the gym or fail to make time for it. Spending an hour at the gym each day is not the point; 15-20 minutes of any exercise you enjoy will do. You can go for a jog, do Pilates, join a dance class, or try yoga.

8.      Shower Everyday

Taking a shower at the end of the day is a great way to rid yourself of grime, debris, fatigue, and negative vibes. You can take a cold shower or opt for a relaxing hot water bath, according to the weather or personal preference.

9.      Forgive & Forget

Holding grudges causes heartache and anxiety, which may later contribute to cardiovascular problems. The only way to lift the burden off your soul and move on is to forgive and forget. This is indeed easier said than done, but it is also calming and empowering.

10. Spend Time with a Furry Friend

Furry friends are known to take away all your sorrows and add years to your life. If you already have a lovely pet to support you, try to spend some quality time with them every day. If not, consider getting a friendly companion; it could be a dog, cat, hamster, horse, iguana, or any other animal you prefer (as long as it can be tamed).

11. Go out for Walks

A stroll amidst nature will do wonders for your mental and physical health. Moving around, breathing in some fresh air, and resting your eyes on the greenery of natural landscapes will help you unwind. The time you take out to walk serves as a much-needed break from your chair and screen.

12. Keep a Journal

Writing down your thoughts every day is atherapeutic activity because it is an effective form of catharsis. Most of us remember the negative occurrences of the day but forget the positive ones. Journaling about the good things is a great way to feel more grateful and optimistic every day.

13. Dress Your Best

When you look good, you feel good. Keeping that in mind, put a little effort into dressing up each morning. Even if you’re going to stay home, it doesn’t hurt to wear something nice and make yourself presentable.

Final Thoughts

Boosting your mental and physical health is all about looking after yourself and making time for activities that nourish you inside and out. You can always start by getting rid of the bad habits first, such as staying awake all night, binge-eating junk food, neglecting basic hygiene, and so on. Take those steps today, and you’ll surely make a difference soon!

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