When it comes to creating a more balanced, happy life, we often look to massive lifestyle shifts as the only solution. (If you, like me, have ever set a New Year’s resolution to simply “be healthier”, you probably know what I mean).This mentality often results in overwhelm, lack of sustainability, and a huge sense of frustration when results don’t come as quickly or as easily as we’d like.
Sometimes all is takes is a quick adjustment in our daily routine to change our lives. Here are a few habits that make your life better :
- Cut Your Plate in Half – Portions are too big, including the ones we serve ourselves. Next time you serve yourself, just fill half your plate (there’s always seconds). You’re less likely to overeat if you don’t load up from the get-go. At a restaurant? Take half home for the next day.
- Log Out of all Social Media Accounts – How much time do we waste by reflexively checking our Facebook or Twitter accounts as if something amazing happened in the last 3 minutes? If you log out of your accounts after each use, you’ll think twice about whether you really need to check again.
- Start a One-Sentence a Day Journal – Wordy journals are too much work, but a quick sentence to write down that bizarre but cute thing your kid said, or even to capture a secret throat on how your best friend is the queen of humble brags, those you van manage, right? Start a document or an email thread to yourself better yet, write it down in ink and paper.