5 Tiny Habits That Make a Huge Difference

Good habits are hard to make and bad habits, hard to break (how unfair). However, when you focus your efforts on tiny habits, you’ll soon find the benefits of health and wellness add up.

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Check out these 5 tiny habits that seem insignificant, but make a world of difference. Try them out and watch how wellbeing flourishes today!

5 Tiny Habits That Make a Huge Difference

Here are 5 tiny habits that boost health and wellbeing greatly! You can try to add one to your day at a time and go from there. Remember that small changes become habits that fuel you or harm you. Make good choices so you benefit in the long run.

1. Drink a Glass of Water When You Wake

Water is life. Our bodies are made up of about 70% water. We need water to live and perform almost every biological process that keeps us going and healthy. This is why hydration is key to health. 

While 8 glasses of water a day is proven to be a myth, we should never ignore thirst and always remember to keep a drink nearby. One way to boost hydration easily is to drink a small glass of water as soon as we wake up. We wake up slightly dehydrated as the body undergoes important rest and repairs at night.

The body needs water to thrive. The smallest amount of dehydration poses a problem for physical and mental health, as shown here. Dehydration decreases mental capability, and physical performance, and makes it hard to go through the day.

2. Mind Your Posture

Your posture is the way you stand and go through life. Proper posture can mean the difference between feeling good and energized or feeling tired and achy. 

Practice proper posture to start engaging the right muscles to prevent injury, increase mobility, and extend the range of motion. Simply practicing proper posture helps every body part be in the right place, which makes life much easier.

Keep your head up, at eye level, or a bit above. Take a breath and loosen the jaw, roll the shoulders up, back, and down, and tuck the tailbone in slightly. Make sure you are able to take deep breaths from the posture.

3. Journaling Daily

Journaling, depending on how you use it, can be a way to work through your emotions, keep track of ideas, plan out your day, or work towards future goals.

Start journaling daily! Here are 5 brilliant ways to journal, and a guide on my favorite form of journaling, the commonplace book. 

Commonplace books allow you to keep track of ideas, quotes, feelings, poetry, song lyrics, and anything else under the sun that is important to you! From mathematicians like Isaac Newton to Roman rulers like Marcus Aurelius, commonplace books are an amazing way to go through life with the things that matter to you. 

4. Moving Your Body

Moving your body is essential for mental, emotional, and physical wellness. Along with benefits to the body like lowering blood pressure, increasing strength, and improving mobility, exercise can increase happiness chemicals, making you feel better.

Moving can be as simple as stretching from the comfort of your bed or parking far from the grocery store to get some extra steps in. It can be as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing some quick morning yoga

Make moving a part of your daily routine with these tiny steps, and watch how you start to feel better!

5. Trying a Cold Shower

It’s not for everyone, I get it! While I prefer a cup of coffee in the morning, some studies suggest that we should switch out that cup of joe for a cold shower.

Cold showers can boost alertness, increase focus, boost circulation, and help increase happiness chemicals. Cons: cold showers suck.

Enjoy them if you can, but don’t suffer through them if you can’t! Try them out and see what you think. Do the pros outweigh the cons for you?

The Takeaway

Practice does not make perfect, practice makes habit. Therefore, if we start practicing tiny habits that help us, we start adding up the beneficial effects of each. Try out any of these 5 habits and watch how your life improves, bit by bit!

Know that health comes from within, so eat well, consume nutrient-dense food, move your body, exercise when you can, and take care of your mental health, always. Good habits are the building blocks needed for emotional, mental, and physical health. Remember to take care of your gut health too! Learn everything you need to know about gut microbiota today for free here.

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