Where to start self-development? Each of us wants to make his life better and runs into the first wall: where to start? Here's my answer: with useful habits. Develop new skills. Does that sound easy? It sure doesn't! In this article, I'm going to tell you how to develop the best healthy habits that you will definitely need in your life.
A healthy habit for your health: going to bed early
A very powerful habit for every day, the benefits of which you have probably already heard about. Numerous studies have established that the brain needs rest from about the time mark of 21:00-23:00.
Accordingly, if you go to bed later, your brain will not get enough rest, will be overworked and work less productively. All the consequences will not be new to you: fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. That's why I recommend early bedtime as the best healthy habit!
Here are a few more benefits of going to bed early to finally convince you of the usefulness of this habit:
Productivity the next day: this includes not only the fact that a rested brain will work better. It is also worth noting that if you fall asleep early, you will also wake up early, and therefore you will have time to do a lot more in the day. But we will come back to this point.
Good skin: Just this June, scientists conducted a study that showed how much sleep you need to get in order to look good. Here's what they concluded:
It is claimed that you should fall asleep around 9:45 p.m., and wake up at 7 a.m. During the study, scientists paid attention to the color and clarity of the subjects' skin. Positive changes occurred in those who slept more than nine hours. They were also in a good mood.
Active metabolism: Going to bed early also promotes weight loss, because it activates the metabolism.
Go to bed early - get up early!
Going to bed early always goes hand in hand with getting up early. This, too, is the best healthy habit that will allow you to "get to the next level" in life. The decision to develop this habit is willful and difficult. Because you don't need to get up early for work or for an extra hour of playing your favorite computer game. By getting up in the morning, you will be able to plan all the things to do the next day. You'll already be able to do a few of those things, freeing up time in the evening. You'll be able to tone your body with exercise or a morning jog.
How to develop the habit of getting up early?
1. Set your alarm clock in the evening.
- As I said above, going to bed early is associated with getting up early. Therefore, in order to get up early, you need to go to bed early. Your trusty friend, the alarm clock, will help you with this. Count what time you need to lie down to sleep for about 8 hours and get up, for example, at 6:30. Set your alarm clock for that time. Take into account that it will take 15-20 minutes to get ready for bed and the process of falling asleep.
2. Set the alarm clock to "gradual".
There is such a function in modern phones as "gradual increase in volume. It will help the brain to accept the waking up process as natural as possible. This is useful, and the temptation to fall asleep again will not be as great (it will be anyway).
3. set up a morning routine.
Every morning after waking up, do some specific thing in some specific order. For example, drink a glass of water right after waking up and then do exercise.
A habit that is good for your health and for losing weight is to drink a lot of water.
Drinking a lot of water is a very important habit. It ensures your vital processes. It also helps to cleanse your body. It also stabilizes your metabolism. And the main thing is that it helps you to lose weight. In general, I advise you to drink 8 glasses of water a day - and you will notice all its useful properties.
Sports habit: Plank for 1 minute a day
This is a habit from the category of "hack the system". Why? Yes because the body needs sports and exercise to be toned. And many people are too lazy to go to the gym, go for a jog or do strength training every day. Therefore, there is a smarthack - every day do the exercise "plank". It pumps almost all the muscles of the body in just one minute.