Make Your Bed
The first healthy habit on my list, and if you’ve been watching me for a while you probably knew this was coming, but it’s to make your bed every morning. There’s a video on YouTube with like 12M views and it’s a speech from Admiral William McRaven, where he talks about the importance of making your bed every day. Now, on the surface, this might sound foolish. But, I can promise you, once you start making your bed every morning, you’ll feel a difference in your daily motivation. You don’t have to make it perfect, but straighten it up so that every time you walk into your bedroom throughout the day, you’ll see a nice relaxing bed that was made by you.
The next healthy habit is to save some money. There’s lots of apps for your phone that make it super easy so you don’t even have to think about it. It just happens. I use Catch, Digit and Truebill, but another good one seems to be Acorns and Chime. This is where the app rounds up your purchases to the next dollar, or whatever parameters you set within the app, and saves it to an account like a rainy day fund or a tax fund. They’re all pretty simple and you can even set it to save a portion of your paycheck when it hits your bank account. It’s awesome because it works in the background and adds up pretty quick.
Take Your Vitamins
The next healthy habit you should consider is taking your vitamins. As a lot of you guys know already, I’m a believer in the importance of supplementing my diet with multi-vitamins. I’ve talked about what I take in a few other videos, and that’s why it makes a lot of sense for me to have Ritual Vitamins sponsor today’s post.
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The next healthy habit I’d like you to implement is to drink a big glass of water every morning, prior to having your coffee. Personally, I prefer room temperature water because it’s easier to drink and it doesn’t shock my system. We all know that the human body is made up of about 60% water. When you sleep overnight, you loose a lot of water. That’s why you weigh less in the morning than you did the night before. Drinking a big glass of water not only helps re-hydrate you, but it also helps with digestion and really moves things along in your lower bowels, if you know what I mean.
Move Your Body
Next is to walk, bike, run or do some sort of exercise every day and move your body. Right now I’m in the middle of a 30-day health challenge in my membership group. And if you wanna jump in, I’ll leave the membership link here for you. We all know that exercise is important, but it doesn’t have to be difficult right now. You don’t have to commit to a gym membership or a personal trainer right now. Although you certainly can, just start small right now so you’re not overwhelmed and give up. Go walk in the morning and afternoon if possible and shoot for about 7 – 10,000 steps. Just do what you can and progress from there.
Writing Things Down
The next healthy habit is writing stuff down on an actual tablet or day-planner. You might think that’s insignificant, but for me, it really helps keep my schedule and tasks organized. Now yes, you can use your phone for this, but I think our generation, because we didn’t grow up with the technology that we have today, I think it’s easier to actually write things in a day-planner. Or, maybe that’s just me. Let me know in the comments. I keep my entire content calendar in a planner and I have one for every year. I know what I have coming up, what I need to finish and weather or not I’ve been paid. This doesn’t have to be the “only” way you stay organized, but at least for me, it really helps because it stays open on my desk and it’s easy to see.
Eat More Vegetables
Next is to eat more veggies. This gets back to giving your body some of the nutrients it needs. For me, the easiest way I get my veggies in is by making smoothies. It tastes good and it can also work as a meal replacement. Veggie smoothies are so incredibly good for you and if you can replace breakfast or lunch with a veggie smoothie, you’ll start seeing and feeling the results before you know it.
Be Nice to People
The next healthy habit I wish on all of you, is to be nice to people.. hear me out. This is a hard time of year for a lot of people and being couped up inside doesn’t make it any easier. I talked about this in a live stream recently and it’s about getting back to happiness. Here’s what I mean.. All these habits I mentioned in this video can give you a mission and a purpose to your every day life. Humans are happiest when we have a purpose. We’re unhappy when we’re living unfulfilled lives that we don’t want to be living.
All of this is a way to bring some purpose back into your life because when you’re happy, you’re nice to people. When you’re nice to people, that makes you happy. It’s a beautiful circle my friends because happiness breeds more happiness and that’s what I want for you.