Do you feel glum all the time? Are you looking for some inspiration? Is your work draining the energy right out of you? Most of the time we get so lost in the hassle of the city life, we end up forgetting the fact that we are human beings and not machines. In this fast-paced world, you are the only person responsible for taking care of yourself. Your body is a living organism, and like every other living thing, it deserves a break. Here are the few changes you should make in your life if you would like to live peacefully and contentedly:
- Give yourself some “ME” time:
When was the last time you took some time off for yourself? As we enter our twenties, all our energy goes into getting a job, making ends meet and being at the top of our game. Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself ‘Today, I deserve a break’? Creating “Me” time is not that big of a task, but it does help relieve a lot of your stress. It does not have to be very long, only one hour a day or few days a week is enough for some “Me” time. What you do during this time depends solely on your choices and interests.
Some fun and relaxing things you could do during your “Me” time are listed below:
- Take a hot bath. Add some nice bath oils, light up a few candles and just relax. (Sounds like heaven! Doesn’t it?)
- Take yourself for shopping.
- Go to a spa alone. Let others pamper you while you just sit back and relax.
- Listen to an inspirational audiobook
- Do yoga under the open sky. If you do not know how to do yoga, you can always learn.
- Stay in bed all day and listen to some sweet and mellow music.
- Switch to Organic food:
FDA’s 2012 report on caffeine intake showed that an average American consumed approximately 300 milligrams (mg) of caffeine daily. Since then the statistics have only gone up. Processed food and energy drinks are the primary cause of several cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, by eating healthy and organic food, you will be reducing your chances at getting numerous life-threating illnesses.
Unlike conventionally grown food, organic produce is free from synthetic chemicals (hormones, pesticides, genetically modified organisms). By consuming organic food, you are avoiding potentially harmful chemicals. Another benefit of organic food is that it is ideal for weight loss. Ginger tea is the best substitute for caffeine. One of the advantages of ginger; it kicks starts your digestive system, which gives you energy throughout the whole day.
- Be more mindful of your surroundings:
We are always in such a rush that everything around us seems nothing but a blur. Even when you are reading this article, there are millions of other things going on in your mind. Stop for a second and take a deep breath. Get your eyes off the screen and look at the things around you. If there is a stranger that needs help, then help them. Be more compassionate towards others. Lend a helping hand to those who might need it, because kindness reciprocates kindness. Be more social. The more diverse your social circle, the more open and accepting your personality will be.
- Take up a new hobby:
Ask yourself what makes you happy and do that thing every day. Pick a hobby that makes you happy, may it be gardening, cooking, painting, collecting things, traveling, building stuff, reading, writing, and knitting, anything that makes you feel good. Because at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many bucks you have made, what’s important is that you are truly content with your life.