This list is about small and simple changes everybody can do and can help to make you feel better inside and out.
Sometimes we tend to have this black or white way of thinking and whenever we want to change something in our lives we want immediate big changes that never seem to happen because we want drastic results the next day but we don't realise that making simple daily changes in the long run are extremely beneficial.
1.- Wake up 10-15 min. earlier.
This might sounds a bit rubbish, I mean surely sleeping more is better but having this extra time for yourself is very important. Often we rush out of bed get dress, leave the house to go to work with our mind still in our pillow.
Having that extra time on your own enjoying your coffee or just organizing your mind a bit will really set you for the rest of the day.
2.- Make up your bed.
If you are really organized you unconsciously understand this principle, but if you are like a me, I sometimes make my bed and sometimes don't depending on how late I am. Now, I try to do my bed no matter what, whether I'm late or not, whether I'm working from home or not because only takes to me less than a minute to do it anyway and gives me this small sense of achivement early in day.
3.- Drink more water!
Ha! I bet your saw that one coming! But yep! Drink more water. If you find plain water a bit boring squeeze some lemon or mint. Pick a nice crystal bottle to have next to you all the time so you won't forget to drink it. I guarantee that by increasing your intake of water your skin will look better and you'll lose some extra pounds too.
4.- Eat more omega 3!
Yes! Eat more of this magic fish juice or “brain food”, eating oily fish or taking Omega 3 oil or capsules is extremely beneficial. I personaly buy the oil bottle and take 2 tablesppons a day.
Being a “good fat”, Omega 3 will be instrumental in ensuring a high
enough absorption level of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, needed
for resistance against infection, healthy skin, eyes, heart,
circulation, blood clotting, strong bones and helps you burn the "bad fat" :)
5.- Sleep More!
This is a bit contradictory from point 1 but going to bed half an hour earlier will make you feel more relax and focus the next day.
6.- Have flowers around.
Flowers are a beautiful thing to have around your house or in your desk. Flowers will put you in a good mood every time you see them. I try to buy a small bunch of flowers every week to have around the house and honestly they bring so much positive energy.
7.- Do something nice for someone.
This is the most import of all. Create the habit of helping someone everyday, from giving up your sit on the train to phoning your grandma and asking how she is doing etc.. It could be the smallest thing but helping others is derived from the sense of continuity humans feel as parts of a whole. I believe helping others is self healing too.
I really hope this post was helpful, I would love to hear other suggestions too if you have other tips that I can add to this list let me know!