Living a simple, happy, healthy life isn’t rocket science.
In fact, the word ‘simple’ is the key word here.
It’s actually a lot less complicated than a lot of people think when you really get down to it.
The big challenge is maintaining those healthy habits in the long term.
It’s easy to do a healthy thing once or twice. But it’s much easier to do an unhealthy thing many times.
And so, in this post, you’re going to learn five simple ingredients that you can begin implementing into your life to create powerful, productive habits that’ll help to fuel a happier, healthier life, starting today.
Let’s get started.
1. Eat Healthy Food
When you get right down to it, this is really the basis for everything else.
The food you put into your body will serve the function of energizing you and giving you the fuel you need to replenish your cells and continuing to live.
But it’s vitally important that you choose healthy foods for this process instead of unhealthy foods.
For best results, stick to whole foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and legumes.
Things to avoid?
Processed foods, and foods that contain a lot of processed sugar—like sodas, candy, etc.
2. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is another vital cornerstone to health and wellness.
While we sleep, our body heals and our mind replenishes.
Without sleep, the body struggle to repair damage, clear out toxins, and maintain itself.
For best results, make sure you get seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night.
Maintaining regular waking and sleeping times, also called ‘sleep hygiene,’ is also incredibly important.
3. Don’t Watch Too Much News
Watching the news is important for staying connected with world events and our local community.
The only problem is that it tends to be pretty negative.
People who watch too much news tend to get wrapped up in the negativity, which can cause stress, worry, and pessimism.
Watching just enough news to stay updated on current events is generally recommended, while consuming too much of it can plunge you into negativity and take away from your overall happiness and well being.
4. Exercise Every Day
Exercise is another basic essential pillar to health and wellness.
Most experts agree that getting at least 20 minutes of active aerobic exercise per day is the recommended minimum threshold.
Of course, getting a little bit more than that never hurt anybody!
You don’t have to go crazy at the gym, or become some kind of Olympic athlete to benefit from a simple exercise routine.
Just do things you like, that get you up and moving.
This could be dancing, yoga, jogging, playing sports, etc.
5. Invest In Good Friends
Humans are social creatures.
As such, we thrive when we’re plugged into positive, healthy communities.
Happy humans tend to benefit each other when their social lives overlap in a positive way.
To put it simply, we thrive in a tribe.
Try not to isolate yourself or be alone.
Get up, get out, make friends, meet new people, and form productive relationships.
This really does matter.
There you have it.
Five simple ingredients for a healthy, happy life.
Once again, it’s not complicated.
The difficult thing is just sticking with the good habits, and cutting out as many of the bad ones as possible.
In other words, you got this!
Now get out there and make it happen.