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Things That Boost Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health

  • Start your day by asking yourself, “What am I looking forward to today?”
  • Practice mindfulness meditation in the morning and before bed. Set a timer and focus on your breath for just one or two minutes, and notice how it feels to breathe in and out. This will help you be more present throughout the day and sleep better at night.
  • Spend time with good friends who are positive, supportive people — not just coworkers or acquaintances you see once a month at a party or happy hour. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out ways to make new friends (like joining a club or taking a class). Having strong friendships will improve your overall happiness level dramatically, even if you focus on nothing but that goal for an entire year!
  • Do something nice for someone else once a week. Even better if it’s someone you don’t know. It could be volunteering at a local soup kitchen, donating blood, or simply paying for the person behind you in line at Starbucks!
  • Be grateful. Make a habit of thinking gratefully and acknowledge the existence of all the good things in your life, even if they’re small. This is an easy way to increase your overall happiness and feel more in tune with the world around you.
  • Exercise more. Exercise has been shown to increase energy levels and improve both physical and mental health. It doesn’t need to be particularly intense either — anything that gets your blood pumping will have a positive impact on your health.
  • Eat well. We are what we eat so we should make sure we’re eating foods that fuel us well, but without overdoing it of course! It’s about balance – eat a healthy diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables but don’t be afraid of treating yourself every now and again!
Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.