If there is one thing about life, it can be incredibly beautiful and fulfilling while at the same time draining and stressful. For those days where it feels like everything is going wrong it’s always good to have habits that can center you. These same habits are also good to practice even on your happiest days so that it forms into a routine.
These habits won’t solve all your problems, or completely cure your anxiety if you struggle with that, but it can have a positive effect on your mental state and wellbeing. This is a form of self-care that doesn’t require spending money and can be done in the comfort of your home.
- Let your morning belong to you. By this we mean not reaching for your phone as soonas you wake up. If you have a habit of checking your phone or social media as soon as you open your eyes, we say start off slowly. This means giving yourself five minutes after waking up before reaching for your phone, then increase that to ten minutes, twenty minutes and so on. The goal is to make it to at least 30 minutes without any screen time in the morning which can make for a calmer start to your day.
- Journaling. Whether you do this in a notebook, on your phone or on your computer,
journaling is good for the soul, especially when done on a daily basis. It’s a nice way to vent without fear of other people finding out and it will make you feel lighter in the end. Journaling can be a harder habit for people to pick up, but if you stay dedicated to it, it will help you in the end. Plus, when you look back on your journal entries a year from now, you will be able to appreciate the growth you’ve made so far.
- Meditation. Much like journaling, this habit can feel tedious in the beginning. It requires patience but it is very beneficial if you consider yourself an overthinker or anxious person. You can meditate to start off your day or at night before you go to sleep. To help you meditate you can set a mood by lighting candles, following a meditation on YouTube or playing calming music.
- Find a relaxing hobby. This one is especially important. Don’t find a hobby that you
may be tempted to turn into a business, as is so tempting to do these days. In fact, go for a hobby that’s solely fun for you, not one that you have an interest in perfecting because that can cause stress. Whether it’s painting, candle making, baking or more, find a hobby that works best for you and your schedule.
These are just a few habits that you can add to your routine to improve your health and wellness. The first step is wanting to and the next step is trying it. Apply these habits to your life and appreciate the change it makes!