Small Shifts in Daily Routine to Improve Well-Being
Small changes can make big differences in your life:
Change is significant, especially when it is related to your very own well-being. It is often observed that the lack in performance is mainly due to the negligence of one’s own health. “Small decreases in health may not seem like much, but poor well-being is strongly related to absenteeism and presenteeism…’ says Jim Harter, a Ph.D expert in well-being. This means that when people start their day or show up to work, they aren’t active, effective, and productive.
We can take this example; if one person rates their well-being as 75 on the well-being scale and another person rates theirs as 70, the person with lower well-being will have a higher risk of the following, sleep disorders, panic attacks, anxiety or depression, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and overall unhealthy days. Which is why is essential to give importance to your health and well-being.
There are many ways to improve your health, it cannot be fixed in just one day, it requires you to make a single change and carry it on each day to find the results after a few weeks. For example, drinking water empty stomach early in the morning has long-term health benefits. Scientists have discovered that the Japanese way of drinking water first thing in the morning can make you healthier and helps with your overall performance.
Often times, an inner calling tells you that you require the change, either it is the change of environment or any physical change. If your mind and soul tell you it’s needed, then it is needed. It comes from within, the desire to be healthy, the desire to be better and the desire to strive towards the best version of you. When we talk about change in our daily routine we are also referring to change in habits that are deep rooted inside us. Some of the changes that we need to make possible to improve our well-being are discussed below:
Let Out Your Emotions: As human beings, you tend to bury your emotions deep inside and forget they even existed in the first place. The most important aspect of human nature is your emotions. When you keep them locked up for so long, you tend to suffer consequences, they keep burdening up and there comes a point in your life when there’s a lava brewing up inside of you and when it comes out, it destroys everything in its wake. This is why it is important to you let out your emotions as they come along. If you’re feeling happy, let it out, if you’re upset, make it known. This doesn’t mean you’re doing it for attention; you’re doing it for your own well-being. If you’re not good with communicating your emotions then the best way for you is to write them down. Let out all your anger and negative energy on a piece of paper or on the computer screen. It is scientifically proven that bottling up emotions is dangerous for your health.
Live Life To The Fullest: The most important thing about your well-being is the way you choose to spend your life. If you want a healthy and prosperous life you must live life to the fullest. Take risks, make impulsive decisions, and leave the regrets behind. Mistakes are a part of who we are but they should not stop you from living the way you want to. If you have regrets, it’s time to move on from them, learn to laugh at random things, appreciate the beauty in the world, because that’s the secret to a happy life.
Surround Yourself With Positivism: Our surroundings reflect the type of person we become; from a very early age, we tend to follow our surroundings the most. So it is a natural instinct of a human being to be affected by their surroundings. You should associate yourself with positive thoughts, positive people and have an overall positive outlook on your life. The best way to surround yourself with positivism is, if you just throw away all the negative thoughts away from you, and keep the good thoughts in your life.
Find a Passion and do what makes you happy: Everybody has a passion, human beings tend to ignore or bury their desires deep within to focus on things like daily responsibilities, whereas they should be focusing on their inner needs, their passions. For better well-being, you should discover or rediscover your inner passion. Something that really drives you makes you want to achieve that passion. The best way to find a passion is to try new things.
Learn to be Thankful: You’ll find changes in well-being when you start practicing gratitude. Not everything in your life can be bad; the best way to find happiness and well-being is to make a list of everything that makes you want to be thankful. Another idea is to; write three things that you’re grateful for every single day, or something that makes you happy each day.
When you start to implement these discussed ideas into your daily life, you’ll start being happier and find significant changes in your well-being. Never think that your situation is permanent, nothing in life is permanent. So find inspiration to be happy in everyday life.