It's impossible to keep up with health trends.
Experimental diets, exercise regimes, and all the gear that comes with it results in big a dark cloud of not feeling like you have enough time or money to become this health-filled enlightened being. So, today I’m gonna start with some myth-busting. It's a terrifyingly real fact:
A healthy lifestyle is not expensive... and you don’t have to drop major coin to reap the benefits.
Let's take some quick, actionable steps to invest in yourself. With an ROI that you won’t be able to get enough of — happiness and energy.
Have I got your attention now? Good.
1. Invest The Great Outdoors
You need to go outside more—we all do!
It's time to exchange the unused gym membership for fresh air.
No, travelling from the house to the car does not count.
But exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous or laborious — I’m on a solo power girl mission to banish this idea. Any and all movement is wonderful — by all means, start small.
How about extending that walk from the car to a walk around the block? Just for 5 minutes. In that time, you can decompress, destress and chill out after your day.
Taking five minutes to go outside is what you would spend looking at your phone — embrace it!
2. Eat More Vegetables
Eyes rolling already?
Vegetables are cool! So is vegetarianism—it’s super in fashion these days.
The cost price of vegetables and beans to meat doesn’t compare — now that’s something you can’t argue with!
Being vegetarian is not expensive as long as you stick to a wholefoods diet.
Trendy vegetarian goods are expensive, and they're not as healthy as they first seem. Just an FYI - if your almond milk was full of milked almonds, it wouldn’t cost £2!Finding wholesome, vegetarian alternatives to your favourite dishes is a cost price that you can afford.
Adding more vegetables into your life brings a splash of colour to your meals with nutritional healthy lifestyle benefits that you’ll feel almost instantly.
Take a Tech Break
Okay... you can still work online (— I do!)
I’m talking about ditching the most toxic device we have in our 21st century lives… a mobile phone.
This is one of my favourite things to do!
I was originally prompted to do a tech break when my phone broke.
Instead of running to the repair shop, I held off for a week or so. It’s possibly the best thing I’ve done. It’s amazing what it can do for your mental wealth and is a serious wake-up call that we all need.
Not having a phone reduces anxiety significantly. Most importantly, it gives you a little headspace, allows you to embrace freedom, and find time for things like reading a book.
You can start right now by leaving your phone somewhere out of your immediate reach. Small steps sustain a healthy lifestyle.
4. Change Something About Your Mornings
What do you do in the morning? I want to know, like in detail. Seriously, I’m obsessed.
How you start your mornings dictates your attitude towards the whole day. So, if you roll over and stare at your phone, chances are you're going to be distracted.
There are loads of things you can do to break up this negative energy and really live a healthier life. Taking time to drink water and waking up free from distraction will help you to focus on your tasks for the rest of your day.
Take a look at my ideas for healthy morning habits for more info on this. Pick one while you’re there, you’ll soon want to do all of them!
5. Drink Water
Drink water — it’s free!
And it serves you healthy skin, hair, lots of energy, great digestion, and detoxins on a plate like nothing else!
If you’re not into the habit of drinking water just yet, start by aiming for a small amount, like 500ml a day. But start it right now — not tomorrow, not next week... now. Hydration marks the beginning of your transition into a healthly lifestyle that lasts.
When you try, you’re trying and that’s such a huge step already.
6. Constructive Goal Setting
Have you been putting off your new business in fear that it’ll flop? Or learning a new language because of its difficult? You’re definitely not alone.
Go get yourself a pen and paper.
Now, write down three things down that you want to achieve in the next 6 months. Include the first step that you'll take to do it.
Challenging yourself is one of the greatest things you can do for your brain. And by writing it down, you’re onto the next stage — taking action and shaping the healthy lifestyle that you want to live.
By getting out of your comfort zone, you give yourself a confidence boost that you might not have realised you needed. It's like granting yourself super powers. But they're happiness and a sense of achievement.
Embrace Your New Healthy Lifestyle — Right Now!
This is your chance to take the next steps and put some healthy lifestyle habits into place NOW. If you're quivering in your boots with hesitation, I've got a wholesome starter guide to get you going. It contains three things that you can implement as of today, plus a check sheet to measure your progress.
I'm rooting for you in the back here!
If you have any questions, or you need to hear the cheers a little louder, don’t hesitate to reach out.
The work starts today, so let's get going.