With the holiday break a distant memory many of us are falling into a normal routine. Shopping for food on Sundays, heading to work on the same bus every morning and watching the same TV programs. But the problem is that many of fall into unhealthy routines. Why not change the smaller aspects of your life to create a new lifestyle.
Waking up late and getting that little bit of extra sleep can sometimes make you feel better. But the chances are that the extra half an hour in bed won’t compensate for the lack of breakfast.
No one really knows if breakfast is the most important part of the day. But what we do know is that it can fuel your engine for the first few hours. Not only will this make it easy to cope with the morning commute, it will also get you in gear to start working the right way.
If you find yourself needing the extra sleep and are rushed in the mornings then vitamin supplements are a quick and easy solution. Making toast can take time, but a simple drink and a pill only takes a few seconds.
The right supplement for you depends on your health. Some people will need omega 3 supplements, such as krill oil, where others will need a D complex. Either way, taking a supplement in the morning is a great way to start the day.
A lot of people don’t have the privilege of living close to work, or even a subway stop, so alternative modes of transport are needed. Despite that, the chances are that the main way of getting to work is the method with the least effort.
Instead of taking the bus to the subway why not try a walk? Of course, the times it takes to get there will need to be taken into account. But if it’s under half an hour, the exercise will help with waking you up and making you feel better.
The Smaller Things
There are also the small alternatives we ignore from time to time. They’re always challenging to find but when you make the change it feels like there was never an alternative.
For example, instead of using an escalator try taking the stairs. Not only is this the healthier option but it will usually be quicker. Most people will choose the lazy option and the chances are that a blockage will occur. By taking the stairs you can go at your own pace and might even catch the train while other people are left behind a crowd of commuters.
Another smaller detail is the activities for sitting on a long journey. It can far too easy to keep looking at our Facebook page, refreshing every few minutes hoping that a friend posts an update. The reality is that nothing changes and we find ourselves wasting time. Instead, try reading a book or catching up on the news. It’s great for you mental health and there’s still plenty of time to read Facebook when you get home.
Despite a couple of small activities to complete, every journey is different. Try to think of new ways to improve your daily routine by making it healthier and more satisfying. When you find your new routine becoming stale, there’s no reason why you can’t change it again. By creating a better daily routine we create a better way of life.
Author BioSandra Goldstein is an Outreach Manager and health expert at Everest Nutrition. She has written a number of articles on using supplements to promote a healthy lifestyle and highlights http://krilloil.com/ as being her favourite. In her spare time Sandra likes to read, watch bad reality TV and annoy her cat.