Every day we should be striving to improve our health outcomes. One way to do that is to set health goals. My health goals include living a long healthy life and combatting diseases. Those goals may seem great and possibly even vast to some, but the work doesn’t stop there!
Smaller goals help us to achieve our much larger goals and we happen to know of seven smaller health goals that everyone should incorporate into their daily routine. Achieving these small goals will be exactly what you need to get and keep your health on the right track.
1. Develop A Morning Routine
The morning is the most important part of the day. How you start your morning sets the tone for the entire day. If you start your mornings rushed (jumping out of bed to get dressed, skipping breakfast, and heading out the door in a frazzle), then your day will be thrown off.
In the mornings take time to get up early, have a cup of tea or coffee and consider how you want your day to flow. More time in the morning gives time to focus on your tasks for the day and the people you love. For me, my routine starts with prayer, meditation, a cup of coffee, and sometimes stretching. This truly helps me set the tone for my day and helps me be more intentional.
2. Add More Greens To Your Plate
Green leafy vegetables have many benefits including providing the iron and vitamins you need throughout the day. I recently adopted a plant-based diet and since I have been eating greens daily, it has improved my overall health. I noticed my skin is glowing, my cholesterol has decreased, and I am losing weight. Greens always do a body good.
3. Take Time To Breathe
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to alleviate stress and to help you gain mental clarity. I use an app called Breathe, which alerts me when it’s time to take a deep breath. The app guides me on how to properly breathe and focus.
I must admit at first, I thought it was weird, but it truly has reminded me to take the time to slow down. We all need that reminder at times because we tend to get caught up in our work, failing to take much-needed breaks.
4. Aromatherapy Can Alleviate Stress
I recently started incorporating aromatherapy into my daily routine and it has been beneficial in managing my stress levels. I use Doterra pure natural oils to help me stay focused and balanced.
These oils can be used in a diffuser or on the palm to inhale. The most frequently used oils are