Habits can be healthy and not so healthy, it turns out. The things we do habitually can either be propelling us forward toward our health, professional, and personal goals or they can be quietly (and in some cases not so quietly) sabotaging our efforts.
Below are a few positive habits to apply to your own daily routine that will pay off in dividends when it comes to your mental and physical wellness.
Start a Meditation Practice
It doesn't matter if you're able to sit in quiet and stillness for a half-hour or if you can only do it for 10 minutes, practicing letting your mind be silent and still is a fantastic thing to practice daily -- many successful sports figures, artists, and even CEOs practice meditation on a daily basis. Try it first thing in the morning before you've had your coffee for best results.
Exercise Your Mind and Body
We need to exercise both our minds and our bodies to achieve peace within ourselves. Read a challenging book once a month and work on your cardio. Strengthen your core and make sure to never skip leg day. Listen to audiobooks on the drive to work instead of that same old playlist, try a new educational podcast. When we work out our minds and our bodies to proper exhaustion, we get better sleep and stay in a better mood.
Join a Community
Be a part of something to stay connected and accountable to a group of like-minded, goal-oriented folks. Take a yoga or a martial arts class, do volunteer work -- whatever floats your boat!
Chiropractic treatments are also a great compliment to an active, healthy lifestyle. Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.