5 Tips For a Healthier Happier You

16 February 2018

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Whenever we read or hear about ‘healthy living’ we instantly think about food and exercise. However, there are also other equations to this puzzle which are being ignored ever wondered what they could be? Well, look no further because here are my 5 tips to a healthier happier you!

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Routine 

I know this may not be the thing for everyone and many do like to just go with the flow but I am all about routine! When you have a busy schedule which for me involves things like household chores, work, cooking, blogging and of course taking care of a baby - a routine is a life saver! I am lucky that Little A started a routine herself quite early on in her little life, so her times to eat and sleep are nearly always the same, I say nearly because there really cannot be a guarantee with a baby.

So I form my routine around her routine, the best way to get this done is to plan ahead, have in mind what you want to the next day and in what order, I attempt to get the little things done and over with first. It really doesn’t matter if you haven’t been able to complete all of your tasks for the day, at least you tried. Having a routine means you are spending less time stressing over what needs to be done and more time doing!

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Walk 

I know, I know that I said I will not be talking about exercise and I’m still not going to! Walking is not just part of exercise but also for your mind too. Most of the time, we find ourselves going out for a walk because we have to run an errand. How about taking some minutes out of the day or your weekend if not possible during the week to just go for a walk for yourself?

Even if it’s just in your garden. Take in the beauty of nature, listen to the birds chirping away or in reality the car horns and cat fights in a neighbours garden. The purpose of this is just to get you outside to relax rather than always rushing around.

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De Clutter Your Mind!

 We are always hearing and reading about tips on decluttering our homes, workstations and wardrobes but what about our minds? Our mind is a very important tool, without it we are nothing! Have you ever thought about what you are hoarding up there?

 Switch your mind off from the world, immerse yourself in an activity that doesn’t force you to think about ‘what and why happened’ this can be by reading a book, cleaning, watching your favourite movie or tv show, whatever keeps your mind occupied.

You could even go a step further and write a list of thoughts that encapsulate your mind and then tear that paper up and put it in the bin!

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 Sleep

 Ever since becoming a parent, I have come to know the importance of sleep. I have always been an early riser as I find that I get so much more done because of the increased time I have at hand. However, before Parenthood, I use to go to bed past 11pm but now I have found myself going to sleep sometimes 8 or 9pm, 10 at the very latest.

 My reasons are that even if I want a lie in tomorrow, I can’t have that and of course the numerous amount of awakenings at night, have to prepare myself for that! But predominantly, the earlier you will go to sleep, the more happier and less groggy you will be in the morning. It’s very tempting after a long hard day to just put on Netflix and just binge watch past midnight but hey, nighttime is for sleep for a reason! An hour or two before bed, do the most difficult thing ever (I’m still working on it but getting there, s-l-o-w-l-y) switch everything off, listen to some relaxing music, practice some self care and just wind down, prepare your body and mind for sleep.

I actually learnt this from Little A whilst figuring out her bedtime routine. It’s very important for babies to wind down at least an hour or so before bed and stay away from blue light. It’s also important for the routine to be same and consistent to help babies sleep better. There must be some logic behind this so why not apply to it adults? I’m sure we would all get some good rest too.

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Be Yourself 

 In this day and age where there is a great impact of social media, many are finding it difficult to just be themselves. There is some sort of a pressure that people, day to day, are putting on themselves - it’s all about looking, dressing and even acting a certain way and amongst all of this we are losing our own selves. This is one of the most unhealthiest things we can do to ourselves and I’d sadly say that you become your own worst enemy when you begin to lose yourself in the crowd.

There is one thing that you should be reminding yourself, ‘it’s all for show’ we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, behind the perfect picture we drool over on Instagram. Sometimes people end up thinking that’s the way it always is, no it’s not! And it’s not just about the impact of social media, in our own everyday lives we are constantly thinking about what others think, how about what you think? Are you comfortable? That’s all that matters! Stop trying to be who you are not and just be the beautiful person you already are!

 LOVE YOURSELF FIRST! 
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 I hope you found these tips useful, please do share your own tips as well as your thoughts below!
Lucy At Home

21 comments

  1. Oh this is an interesting post, but one that is super important! I need to instil these in my life so much more, especially the de clutter your mind. It’s affecting my sleep at the moment! Great post! #BlogCrush

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  2. Thank you for the tips! I agree with all of them, especially with taking a walk and being yourself! Great reminders to myself! #BlogCrush

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  3. Walking is my go to when I'm feeling stressed,even if it's just 20 mins alone to catch my breath and process my thoughts #blogcrush

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  4. Hi, these are important tips that we should all do. I am guilty of not doing these s lot of the time. Routine is important to me and a walk can work wonders.

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  5. This is such a helpful post! I love going for walks, it’s great exercise and really helps to calm the mind. I especially agree with getting enough sleep, that is so important! Also being yourself is valuable advice :) Excellent post, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  6. All things that have such a huge impact on my happiness too and I can really relate to your post. I live by routines and diaries as I find that unless I have written down and scheduled a time to do something it just races about in my head until it's done. Love the concept of a bedtime routine being so important for grown ups too! You're absolutely right. Popping by today through #blogcrush ๐Ÿ’• Thanks so much again for sharing my post with such a lovely linky xx

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  7. Such a great post, it's so important to take time for yourself, especially when you're a parent! I really need to get me and Cassius into a routine as we're just winging life at the moment but everyone starts somewhere right? :P
    We're taking little walks with our pooch every day though so we're trying, haha.

    Jessica xo | jessinwonderlandx.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Taking my dog out for a walk when I am feeling groggy refreshes me so much! Good ideas here. #blogcrush

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  9. These are great tips to trying to find out how you can be healthier and happier. It really boils down to everyone's individuality. #BlogCrush

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  10. Every tip here, better than the previous! Great list and I will implement as needed! Thank you! #blogcrush xo

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  11. Yes! Each point I came to, I was like, "yes! I need to do that!" Haha. Routine is so important to me - I'm not super strict about it if things come up, but it gives me a way to structure my day so I feel like I'm being productive and driven. I definitely need to get more sleep - I've always been someone who needs a lot of sleep but the amount I get in reality has been slowly diminishing and is less now than ever in my life. I know I'm suffering for this. Thanks for the reminder to get this more under control. Fabulous post! #blogcrush

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  12. Yes I agree! I really need to do some of these myself!! This would help me be a little more healthier than I am currently.

    ibreathemakeup xx | www.ibreathemakeup.com

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  13. So useful tips for mind, body and soul - thanks for sharing.#Blogcrush

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  14. I find a few minutes in my garden or a soak in a bath wih a good book are perfect rebalancers for me #blogcrush

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  15. YES!! Especially the last one - so important to be your own best friend! <3 I can't wait till the weather gets a bit warmer so I can go out walking again - it's always when I let my mind wander that I get the best blog ideas too. ;) #BlogCrush

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  16. This is a great post and one that I have shared in Twitter. All off these are so important. I love taking walks for my mind as well as my body. #blogcrush

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  17. Love this post. I need some routine in my life and also treat myself to a good book when I can to help me unwind and relax #blogcrush

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  18. Found these tips really useful. Thank you! #blogcrush

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  19. You're so right about all of these. One of my fave 'switch off' activities is pottery painting - it's nice to con concentrate on something creative and not have to think. #BlogCrush

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  20. Such lovely and sensible tips! Being yourself is so important...
    #Blogcrush

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