There’s a hack for everything, truly. From makeup secrets to ways to be more productive, we’re all for simplifying our life through savvy shortcuts. Today, we’re adding to the list and focusing on your wellness and how you can incorporate these small tweaks into your everyday life to live a more balanced and overall healthier lifestyle for your mind and body from the inside out. Read on to learn our favorite wellness tips at the moment.
• Before checking your phone in the morning right when you wake up, think of three things you want/need to accomplish that day and tell yourself you will complete them. Might feel funny at first, but say them out loud to truly manifest them into the universe.
• Practice the art of future journaling.
• Use five by five rule. If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend more than five minutes being upset about it. A gentle reminder to not mindfuck yourself and overthink situations.
• Before dinner, ask everyone in your family what their rose and thorn is: one good thing that happened that day and one bad. If you live alone, don’t be shy, and just say them out loud to yourself.
• Keep positive reminders and mantras in the note section of your phone. Pin the note so you can quickly reference it when you need a pick-me-up.
• Carve out 10 minutes in the morning and evening to perfect your a.m. and p.m. routine. The way you start and finish the day sets the tone for everything. Make a pact to yourself that you’ll stick to the routine and allot yourself “me” time each day.
• Appreciate compliments when they come your way. We’re not saying to fish for them, but when you do receive one, take a moment to enjoy it and take note of how it makes you feel.
• Speaking of compliments, one of the easiest ways to boost your mood and sense of purpose is to do something for someone else. This could be anything from sending an unexpected handwritten note to a long-distance friend to making a donation to a charity in line with your values.
• Celebrate big and small wins in your life. Remind yourself to live in the moment and acknowledge your accomplishments. Otherwise, you’ll blink your eyes and be 10 years down the road wishing you “stopped to smell the roses,” as they say.
• Post the thirst trap, post the #tbt vacation photo. Don’t think twice, if it’ll make you feel good and you’re in need of a little social media attention. Go for it.
• Make a habit to leave five minutes before you planned. The extra time will allow you to arrive at your destination stress-free and ready for conversation. It’s the worst when you’re running late and get to your location feeling frazzled, so do yourself a favor and plan a five-minute buffer for your schedule.
• Prep your meals for the week on Sunday evening. You’ll wake up on Monday feeling productive, and it’ll make the rest of the week smoother (and cheaper compared to ordering food at the end of the night).
• Keep all your daily supplements in one place so each morning you can take them without forgetting since they are in one convenient spot.
• Limit your communication and energy with people in your life who tend to be draining. The sooner you feel comfortable with this, the sooner you’ll feel lighter and have more headspace for things and people that lift you up.
• Buy this reusable water bottle to track your hydration levels for the day. You’ll be proud of yourself each day after you finish it. Small wins make a major difference in your overall mood and self-confidence.
• Look for all the green flags in your life and the people you surround yourself with. It’s easier to point out red flags and things that bother you, but set a positive mindset and actively become aware of the good signs and habits in your life.