Just think about it.
How many times have you made a plan to start exercising from “tomorrow” and when the next morning comes you hit the snooze button without even thinking of getting up?
Then you snooze again promising yourself that tomorrow you will do it for sure, when you finally realize that you’re late, so you rush out of bed and head straight to work.
1. Intermittent fasting
Choose a time of day that suits you. Make sure you don’t take any food during this period, except for water or unsweetened herbal tea. And remember to have fun experimenting what works best for you until you find the perfect routine.
Be patient and give yourself time to get used to it. Take a two-week challenge and do it consistently every day so you can see the real health benefits and results.
2. Bowel Movement
Link your BM to another habit you do every morning, like taking a shower. So before you jump into the shower make sure you use the toilet. Do it at the same time every day until it becomes a regular pattern.
If you think you can, try having a similar habit in the evenings, before going to bed.
This of course means that your lifestyle will change including what you eat and how often you exercise. But with hard work and regular visits you will manage to regain control of your bowel patterns and feel lighter and happier during the day.
Start with proper breathing exercises or guided meditation for beginners. There are many free apps you can use to get started, and even five minutes a day initially will make a huge difference.
Here are a few things you can do:
Gratitude exercise. Take two minutes and write down everything you are grateful for. Don’t stop writing until the timer goes off. This will instantly lift your mood up and help you realize that there are so many things to be happy about in life.
For instant motivation and inspiration, start copying the text you want to remember from a book that you are reading into your notebook. Seeing the words that you write will make memorizing even more effective.
5. No phones or emails
A recent study shows that people spend on average over 90 minutes a day on their phones. That’s almost two hours of your precious time that you could be spending exercising or doing these seven steps.
So next time you think that you do not have time, just rethink your habits.
6. Morning run + 7 min exercise
Getting up early also means going to bed early. Find the best time that works for you and start practicing.
To wake up half an hour earlier than your usual time, make sure you go to bed early to get a good night’s sleep.
Put your alarm clock away from your bed so that when you hear it in the morning you’ll have to get out of your bed to switch it off.
Place your running gear somewhere visible so the moment you wake up you can get dressed.
After your morning run while you are still full of energy, do the simple exercises.
Drinking a glass of water should be the first thing you do when you get up. After all you’ve slept for 7-8 hours and your body is now dehydrated.
Rehydrating your body will help you feel refreshed and energized throughout the day.
Now imagine being the first one to greet the new day, watching the sunrise while having a chance to gather your thoughts in complete silence.
Remember, you are in charge of your life. You can influence how your day goes if you start it the right way. You have to put yourself first and be your own priority. The moment you start to change and grow, your life will start to change.
Be patient. This is a gradual a process and once you start the most important thing is to keep moving forward.
Tiny steps each day will bring huge results. Every day you become a bit better, wiser and fitter. When you give yourself the time that you need to think, invigorate your spirit, activate your body and be creative, you will become a calmer, happier, and fulfilled person.
You’re getting to where you want to be so enjoy every moment of it.