We can admit that 2020 hasn’t been the best year. With shutdowns around the world and the stress of uncertainty, this year has taken its toll on our health and our sanity. That doesn’t mean it’s a complete write-off. There’s still time to start something new to give your body and mind a boost.
In need of a few life hacks to get 2020 back on track and level up in 2021? Take a look at these simple ideas to start you off.
Get Drunk On Water
This life hack is one that will never go out of style because water is essential for our bodies. We need to drink a certain amount of water to stay healthy. A 2018 survey done by Quench Water found that almost 80 percent of working Americans don’t drink enough water.
Dehydration plays a huge role in our alertness, energy levels and productivity. So, drink a tall glass of water to wake yourself up and be ready to continue with your day.
Tidy Up a Smidge
Clutter can cause stress, whether you realize it or not. Too many items lying around everywhere can make a person feel anxious and disorganized because you can’t find something or don’t know where to begin looking.
Declutter your life by getting rid of items you don’t use anymore. Try to hold back on buying too many knickknacks that you don’t need.
Move Your Ass
Do you meet the minimum requirements of 150 minutes of physical activity a week? If not, you may want to start trying.
Physical activity is proven to improve not just your physical health but your mental health as well.
Go on an evening walk. Set aside some time to stretch. Add in a little dancing while you’re home alone. The more you can move around, the more your body (and mind) will thank you.
We live in a world that allows us to stay connected to everything at any given moment. As beneficial as that is, it also takes up a lot of our time and can be hard on our eyes.
Give yourself a break by turning off your phone and television. And instead, read a book, write, draw, or do something that makes you feel joy.
Although this can be a hard one to get used to, writing in a journal every morning or evening can help ease your mind. We often hold in feelings that can cause more stress in our lives.
By writing things out in a private journal, it gives yourself a chance to reflect on what happened, and how you would handle situations in the future.
Simple Little Things Consistently
Healthy life hacks don’t need to be drastic changes. Sometimes, it’s doing the little things (like writing in a journal or going for a walk) with consistency that can make a significant difference in our lives.
So, recharge the rest of 2020 and enter 2021 in great health.