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The new year brims with the promise of clean slates and fresh starts. It's also a wonderful time to commit to being healthier and happier.
It's easy to understand why people would want to commit to being healthy. But being happy is equally important. Along with providing health benefits like reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease, researchers also believe that being happy improves memory, enhances creativity, and boosts productivity.
The question now is how to go about it this year. Here are some suggestions on how to be healthy and happy this year.
Make Mindful Eating a Habit
People don't pay attention to what they're eating nowadays. Most of the time, our eyes are glued to our mobile devices, computers, or television. This often results in overeating. To be healthier, make mindful eating a habit. Choose dishes more carefully. Pay attention to what you're eating and put your utensils down between bites. You'll enjoy the experience more and easily notice that you've already had your fill.
Get Enough Zzzs
Everyone knows how important it is to get enough sleep. It's also a good idea to sleep early to give your internal organs time to recharge and rejuvenate. Sleep experts are also recommending that thermostats be set at 68 degrees or lower to help you sleep better. You should also darken your room and your devices in order to really get quality sleep.
Spend More Time With Loved Ones
This one is so obvious, yet a lot of people seem to forget it. Spending time with family, good friends, and love ones helps one unwind and reduces stress. The activity also improves morale and leaves one feeling content. More importantly, talking to people you care about about the things happening in your life can give you a fresh outlook, release pent-up emotions that could be damaging to your health, and make you feel better.
Be More Optimistic and Grateful
This year, take the time to reflect on the positive things in your life and be grateful. Begin or end the day by thinking about what you're grateful for. Do a daily check-in or keep a journal for this. Psychiatrists say that reminding ourselves of the positive elements of our lives, no matter how small, helps your focus and lessens the negative influence of stress. It can also help maintain a level of balance and perspective that's good for your well-being.
Remember that our lives are what we make it. So this 2018, make it a happier and healthier one with these suggestions. At River Valley Insurance Agency, Inc., we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (616) 301-9500. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.