CHANGE STARTS WITH SMALL STEPS THAT HAVE BIG IMPACT! THESE SIMPLE DAILY HABITS WILL KEEP YOU ON TRACK WITH YOUR HEALTH GOALS IN 2021.
Whenever we write down our New Years’ resolutions, they usually include some pretty lofty goals. Maybe you want to lose 20 pounds, or finally save enough to put a deposit down on your dream home. You may have committed to reading a new book every month, or to learning a new skill while hunkered down in quarantine. But what if I told you that the biggest changes you’re aiming for start with small daily habits you might not have been thinking about?
You’d be surprised by how small seeds of change lead to mighty results. That’s especially true when it comes to living healthier, which is usually at the top of everyone’s list of annual goals. Whether you’re determined to shrink your waistline or get more sleep at night, changing the way you go about every single day will make the path to your goals even clearer. Here are 10 daily habits you can start forming today that will lead to a healthier, happier you in 2021.
Drink More Water
You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but it bears repeating. Drinking water benefits your body and brain function in infinite ways. Water is a key element your body needs to stabilize your blood pressure and heartbeat, carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells, aid in digestion, and cushion your joints. Before making a run to the coffee pot first thing in the morning, drink a tall glass of water to replenish the fluids your body used up while you were sleeping. According to Harvard Health, a general rule of thumb for healthy people is to drink two to three cups of water per hour. If you’re exercising regularly, you’ll want to drink even more.
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Wake Up Earlier
Speaking Positively To Yourself
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that there are some things in life we simply can’t control. But one thing you can control is how you treat yourself. As Black women, we pour so much into others and often neglect to do the same for ourselves. That stops today. In 2021, start the daily habit of speaking positively to yourself. Tell yourself how great of a job you did after every accomplishment, no matter how small it may seem. Thank yourself for the work you’re doing to better yourself and others. Tell yourself you can do it. According to Healthline, this type of positive self-talk leads to increased vitality, reduced stress and greater satisfaction in all areas of life.
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