Building Your Life. 5 Ways to Better Your Life in the New Year
Is 2020 the year of failed resolutions? Or is it the year you’re going to start making your own happiness?
Building a better life for yourself doesn’t have to be done in one day. Here are our top 5 best and easiest ways to better your life in 2020.
1. Prioritize and Prioritize Again
The biggest drain on productivity is focusing on how much you have to do instead of what you can do. Instead of being reactive at school or work, prioritize your top three tasks in the morning.
Tackle your hardest task first (so that you actually get some progress on it). Schedule in breaks between your tasks to stretch and go on a walk.
Frame these three tasks as the mark of being successful today. Understand that you may not complete the tasks every day, and some days will require you to be more reactive to other things that pop up.
Slowly becoming more accurate with the size of your three tasks will better your work/life balance and your fulfillment levels and stress.
2. Drinking More Water
Starting to lead a better life can be as simple as drinking more water. There are countless benefits of drinking water, such as maintaining bodily functions and reducing migraines.
As many as 75% of Americans are estimated to be chronically dehydrated. Consider starting your 2020 with a dedication to simply heading to work with a refillable water bottle each day.
3. Alternative Rehab Programs
Making your own happiness can come in many forms. If you struggle with mental health illnesses and/or substance abuse, consider a recovery center.
Alo House’s Non 12 Step Rehab Facility focus on detoxification and community-based treatment. Their unique approach may be just what you need to get centered and stay on track in 2020.
4. Sleep Tracking toward Making your own Happiness
Did you know that sleep deprivation can triple your lapses in attention throughout the day? No one likes feeling like a zombie walking.
Consider tracking your sleep each night with a bedside journal or daily planner. Slowly increase your sleep time each day until you truly feel rested each morning. You’ll be shocked at the change this makes in your attention span, mood, and even productivity.
5. Make Time for Loved Ones
We can’t do it alone. Take all the productivity and sleep tricks above and use them to fuel your good days to spend time with your loved ones. No matter how productive you are or how well-rested you feel, taking care of ourselves is meant to prolong a loving, happy life.
Building Yourself for a Better Life
When it comes to making your own happiness, you have to first look at what’s making you unhappy. Is it your work/life balance? Your physical health? Or even addiction or mental illness?
Take these challenges head-on with small steps day-by-day. Drink a glass of water and start tracking your sleep tomorrow. You’ll be taking control of your life in all aspects in no time.
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