#04. 6 Simple tricks to a healthy lifestyle

It’s difficult for some of us to stick to a schedule, sometimes, we say “I’ll hit the gym tomorrow” and the next thing we know, summer is already here. Now, you’re thinking if it’s mandatory to work out an hour a day just to stay healthy? If yes, I don’t mind staying unfit. Let’s not do that. The following are some of the basic tips that will help you keep motivated to stay healthy without having to work out every day.

The stomach wants what it wants: Am I having enough food? Or am I over-eating? How am I supposed to know that? It’s really simple, just eat enough that you don’t feel hungry anymore. I’m not telling you to cut down on your diet or meal, just try to keep it moderate. A fluid (not water) along with your meal can really help with your diet. Also, eating on time is equally important.

Fruits a day, fatty-waistline away: Have as many seasonal fruits as you can. If nothing, you can have apples on a daily basis. Seasonal fruits are always recommended rather than having only selected fruits. Have fruits between your meals. The reason is simple every fruit has its own unique quality; like us, we all are unique individuals with different skills and expertise.

Good night, sleep tight: A good night’s sleep is very important to stay healthy and to carry out our daily work. The sleeping hours may vary from person to person. A salesman who performs physical work throughout a day might need more hours of sleep as compared to the one having a desk job. I believe 6 hours of sleep is a standard time to follow.  

Be mindful to be stomach-full: Have you ever noticed, it’s quite difficult to remember things we whilst you were multitasking. Make sure you don’t do that during your meal. Avoid chatting or watching videos on your tv, phone, laptops, etc. the nutrition that your body needs are in that food. Give a break to your hardworking brain. So, from here onwards try to have a meal in peace.

Measure your food, track your improvements: If you think diet is all about cutting down on your favorite foods, you couldn’t be more misguided. Diet nowadays mainly focuses on measurements. In simple words, if you had a cheese-loaded and dripping mayonnaise kind of pizza the other night, you need to avoid cheese, mayonnaise and other calorie-rich meal for the next day or two. Keep measuring.

Walk a mile or two: let’s face it if a diet is responsible for 80% of our weight loss regime. You need to follow the other 20% of the regime too. After all, we all know that the more you age, the less you should weigh. Just go for a brisk walk for 15 – 20 mins. That’s all you need to do. Walking works wonders.

It’s not necessary for you to join a gym and lift weights, some of us don’t like that and find it boring. In such cases, you can always go swimming, kickboxing, dancing, or any other physical activity that intrigues you. These are some of the small steps that you need to take for a healthy and peaceful lifestyle. If you follow these steps for at least a week then I’m sure you will definitely feel some positive changes within your body. If you do, don’t hesitate to write back to us.

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#03. Is our life really short or long?

Do you love the life you are living at the moment? I hope so, but there are a number of individuals who don’t appreciate life, are you one of them? They are like Yes, No, maybe, I don’t know. It’s really complicated, some of you might say. It’s completely alright, you don’t have to know it right here right now. Let’s look at some of the reasons why I’ve asked myself such a question.

Why would you think that life is short?

The answer is quite simple, you are enjoying life to the fullest. You don’t want the fun to end just yet. I mean, it’s not a bad thing at all, you should live life as you want to because you are blessed with a beautiful soul and a journey that wishes to unfold.

Why are you not sure about how life is?

It’s not necessary to figure out life just yet. You have plenty of time to do that. Just because your friends have figured it all out doesn’t mean you have to too. You will eventually find a way, after all, you are the only one who can make the decisions, right?

Why would you think that life is long?

It’s maybe because you feel that this life is not treating you well. You are probably thinking that it’s unfair that every bad thing is happening with you. It’s not your fault that you think this way, you’re just trying to figure out what to do with this life. At some point, you need to realize that life is amazing and have a different perspective, it’s out there, you just need to find it.

To be very honest, I believe life is unpredictable. I can go on and talk about life for, I don’t know, 2 or 3 pages. But in the end, it’s all up to you and how you take it. It’s really difficult to prove whether life is short or long, it’s full of surprises; and if you’re like me who loves surprises, hold tight because you’re in for a rollercoaster ride. I simply mean, don’t worry about the future, don’t live in the past, just trust yourself and cherish the moment in your present. That’s life.

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#02. Am I hurting myself when I think of taking revenge?

We, humans, are considered to be the smartest of all species. The only difference between us and other species is that we are blessed with the power to, first think and then act. In simple terms, we don’t need to be trained. Thinking of revenge might seem fair but if you think carefully it takes up most of your productive time to plan and execute, and even after that you have to make sure those things go according to your plan. What if it does not? Every minute of your time is wasted. Now, you must be thinking that how do I get back at them. Well, DON’T!

Why not, you ask? Simple, use that power to think and focus it on something productive. This will lead you to two things. One, you will eventually forgive and forget everything. Two, your focus will divert to more important things such as career rather than getting back at them. But then again I’m sure, you must be saying “easier said than done.”

Following are some of the tricks and tips that might help you get over those plans:

Indulge in some hobby that you love, it will relax your mind and since it would be something you’re really good at then it will definitely make you feel good about yourself. As a result, you will avoid hurting others around you and eventually build up good relations with them. How? You won’t be frustrated and angry about anything and won’t burst out on someone who had nothing to do with the matter.

Find a creative way to polish and improve your hobby by entering a community, gain more knowledge and use it to improvise every day. Connect on social media and engage with other individuals like you and collaborate with them. Trust me, it is fun.

Spend on supplies or maybe earn through your hobby. The choice is yours if you just want to keep going and not monetize your hobby, it’s entirely your decision. But, if you think you’re getting good at it and earn some extra cash, then, why not?

By the time you complete these three simple steps, you will be able to think rationally that was it worth spending my time thinking of something like revenge? you will realize that it’s a waste of time and most importantly bad influence on your health. Even if you don’t engage with your hobbies on a daily basis for at least an hour I’m affirmative that you will find a way to go about that concerned matter. I might have said forget about it but it was just a step to make your mind calm and think rationally about all the good things that are there to do, rather than wasting time on getting back at someone. It’s tough, I know, but not impossible.

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