Get up and outside, everyday. Even if it is just for a few minutes, step away from your desk, and soak in some fresh air. Getting out in nature also lowers our stress hormone cortisol, so less stress is definitely more success.
Install app timers, to monitor how much time you spend scrolling. I love the Instagram timer in my Instagram app settings. I set the amount of time I would like to spend on my app in a day, and the timer alerts me when I go past my limits.
Find a daily routine that works for you. Whether it is doing one of the CoreState daily morning meditations, or simply setting aside time to read a few pages of your book before bed. Routine is important to help us stay grounded, and rooted every day.
Invest in a good raincoat – as they say there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. So whether it’s sunny or hail stoning outside, you have no excuse not to get outside and get a few steps in.
Set up Work from home Boundaries. Have your lunch break away from your desk, change rooms on your elevenses if you can, and unplug your laptop after work if it is not in use.
Stay Hydrated – Have a bottle or a jug of water at your desk. If you fancy a water with a twist, why not invest in a mint plant, and add a few sprigs to your daily jug of H2o, or pop in a slice of cucumber.
Sit with Yourself – whether that is in a seated meditation, or just sitting in solitude. Listen to your body and mind, and how you are feeling. If possible do this sitting away from devices, social media and distractions. Give yourself that devoted time and space in solitude to look inward, If you are having a bad day, lean into it. It is ok to feel this way, and remember that tomorrow is always a new day.
Move Every day in some shape or Form. Whether it is adding to your daily steps, a CoreState Pilates Practice or taking five minutes away from your desk to stretch. Every minute counts, whether it is five or fifty minutes a day, they all add up.
Gratitude List – even though they can sound cheesy they do work. Whether it is thinking of three things you are grateful for while making your morning coffee, or writing the list in your journal before bed, gratitude lists always have a way of making you feel better. Make doing your gratitude list a ritual, and you will reap the wellness rewards.
Social Media – Disconnect from social media accounts that you find do not serve you. Use social media as a tool that you enjoy, and follow accounts that inspire you. Any accounts that you find triggering, just hide their posts from your profile or unfollow. It’s like decluttering and giving your account a spring clean.