10 healthy lifestyle tips for a better you

 Well hello to you my reader chums! I've spent a lot of time this past year working on myself, cutting out negative energy and learning to love all of me - and I've also learnt a lot of healthy tips, mentally and physically to do in order to improve myself and live a happier life.

10  healthy lifestyle tips for a better you

The new year can be about change and trying new things and if you're looking to live a healthier lifestyle, here are 10 tips for a better you.

Spend time focusing on you and your goals

Focusing on you and your goals isn't selfish. For the longest time, I spent my time helping other people, socialising and trying to keep busy with others, rather than focusing on my own goals and working on myself. I thought by being around others, I could distract myself from the things I've been avoiding and that scared me, and it would make me happy and it did, but it also meant I swayed away from what I really wanted to achieve.

A habit I've put into play the past few months is learning to love my own time and making sure I have that time to focus on me, my healing, and working on my goals. Learning to be alone is really important as you can't always rely on someone else to boost you up and offer advice, you need to be your own hype girl.

Cut out people who don't bring you joy

Anyone who brings toxic or negative energy into your life isn't worth your time. You don't need to surround yourself with unecessary drama or unecessary pain caused by toxic people. If people close to you are acting this way, slowly cut yourself away from them or limit contact and surround yourself more with those who radiate love and support - they're the ones who will boost you up and help you out. It's not about the number of people around you, it's about the quality and knowing they've always got your best interests at heart.

Try and get out and about more

Exercise and fresh air are so important for your physical and mental state. I'm not saying to go run a marathon but getting out and about every day for a short walk can really help in so many ways. Try and implement it as much as you can into your routine.

Take active breaks from your phone

I'll happily admit I have a huge phone addiction but I am at my happiest when I'm not scrolling or on my phone unnecessarily. Being away from your phone and technology is so important for your mental wellbeing, especially if you spend the most amount of time on social media. Try and take active breaks away from your phone - put it on do not disturb, switch it off when socialising and take allocated breaks, it can really help.

Actively be kind to everyone around you

Kindess is the most important trait anyone can have and it costs nothing to be kind. Not only is it important to spread love wherever you go, it can benefit people more than you realise - and it can also benefit you too. Doing good for others can make you feel good. But even though it's important to be kind to everyone, don't leave yourself out. Be kind to yourself as much as you would your family and friends - speak to yourself like you would your best pal.

Practice affirmations each morning

I've fallen in love with affirmations this past year as they really set my day out on a good foot. They can be the same affirmation or a series of a few that you repeat several times. It'll give you something to focus on first thing in the morning but also a sense of assurance too. 

Thinking about how you eat

The diet industry is something that I really don't like as it teaches people that losing weight and counting calories is the healthiest way to go about things - and that's not right, and can cause a negative relationship with food. Good nutrition is what should be valued when you choose what you eat and how you eat. It's not about cutting things out, it's about listening intuitvely to your body to what you want to eat and not restricting yourself. Food is such a beautiful part of life and as long as predominately of the time you make better choices on how you eat then you can still enjoy treats, and eat healthily.

Set boundaries 

I could talk about boundaries all day. Boundaries are so important to set in every different instance in your life, including relationships, friendships, career, and even your day to day life. You need to learn to say yes to what feels right and no if it's not for you. Taking control will give you back the power into your life.

Take mental health days

I would never be one to do this and in turn that made my mental health worse and I'd feel unwell for longer. However, this past year, I began listening to my body more and on the days I didn't feel great with my mental health, I would take the time to actually relax and do nothing - rather than force myself to do something. Mental health is incredibly important and if you're not feeling well, take the time off work, spend longer in bed, and do what works for you to feel better.

Stop people-pleasing so much

I think a lot of us a people pleasers as we want to make everyone around us happy. However, as soon as pleasing people is starting to make you unhappy, that's when you need to make the decision to stop trying to please those people - and focus on what makes you truly happy.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What tips do you have?

Thank you for reading <3


75 comments

  1. Taking a mental health day is so important, and I'm beyond thankful that jobs are starting to accept more that people need them every so often!

    For me getting myself moving by either doing a workout, going for a walk, or just doing a yoga/stretch really helps me get myself in the right mindset!

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    1. It really is and I'm so thankful too! That sounds like the best way to get into the right mindset xx

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  2. Hey dear! Thanks for the tips! <3

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  3. These are great tips! You’ve included several which really look after your physical, mental and emotional well-being! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These was such a great read! You're completely right from start to finish Della! Working on yourself and taking time to take care of yourself is not selfish and stop people pleasing! Still have loads to learn, but we will get there. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked all the tips xx

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  5. This is such a great post. This year I am going to try and focus on me more and take some time away from my phone but also take time away from people who don't bring me joy.

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  6. These are some really helpful tips. Towards the end of last year, I started taking days off from social media and found that it made such a difference to my mood. Its definitely something I'm going to continue doing.

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  7. These tips are amazing. I've been taking regular breaks from my phone and it makes such a difference!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  8. All of these are so important and a much needed reminder for me to set aside time to reflect and pause for a while. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. These are lovely tips! I need to get out more during the lockdowns, I work full time so sometimes I don't leave the house Monday - Friday! I definitely need to make more an effort to go for a walk, even if it's only 10 mins x

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    1. Thank you lovely! A small walk makes a world of difference xx

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  10. My goal for this year is to be firm with my boundaries and put myself first. It’s good to be good to people but I’m not going to do that to my own detriment anymore.

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  11. Great advice. I couldn't recommend cutting people out more. Maybe not cutting them out but distancing. It really does make you feel so much better.

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  12. A lot of great advice! Most of it seems like common sense but I think until you read it in one place like this it gets lost in the chaos of our busy lives.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I completely agree with you and it's not something we all think to do or implement xx

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  13. Lovely tips, I really enjoyed reading this. I love the idea of morning affirmations, that's a great habit to get into and one I might try. Mental health days are a must too!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  14. I've been taking long, active breaks from my phone since January the first and it has already made such a difference. I've put books all over my house to pick up when I need a minute away from work. This is where I'd usually just scroll mindlessly.

    Some lovely tips in this post!

    Rosie

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    1. I love that, well done you! It's something I still need to master - thank you xx

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  15. What amazing tips! I especially love the first one. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in helping and pleasing everyone else. When it's important to focus on your own goals xx

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  16. Such great tips! I started going on daily early morning walks and it's helped me so much with my motivation / just feeling better in general xx

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  17. These are some great tips you have suggested. I am wanting to focus on my physical and mental health this year so my personal goals are focused around them. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren

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  18. These are great tips. Every morning I practice meditation and that really helps me.

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  19. These are amazing tips Della, I write daily affirmations everyday and that really does help my mindset! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  20. Oooh love all of these great tips for a better life. I agree with cutting out the toxic people. I am big on taking care of yourself however you can. Sometimes you need to make the hard decisions for your own good :)

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  21. Thanks for sharing, these tips :) Taking a day to look after yourself is so important :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  22. These tips are so true! Taking time for yourself is super important - and I completely agree with you about putting your phone away. It's not healthy to be glued to it all the time. And also walking! That's been such a great help for me - perks of having dogs is that I have to go out haha! But it just helps clear my mind. Great post x

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  23. Such important advice, I try and keep days completely detached from work, especially since it seems to bleed into every moment right now - thanks for sharing!

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  24. Great post! Definitely agree with taking mental health days, has been beneficial to me. Also cutting out those people in my life that doesn't give me joy, only stress lol.

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  25. Great list! I need to start the practice affirmation because I can see how it's so helpful to refuel and get mentally stronger. Thank you for sharing!

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  26. These are some great tips and I completely agree about cutting certain people out of your life. This applies to people you follow on social media too.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  27. Such great tips some of us overlook ! thank you for the reminder! Xx

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  28. Great tips! I think the most important for a lot of people during this time is to try to go outside and take breaks from our phones. It's hard with online school and lockdown, but we all can use a break from our screens !

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    1. Thank you! Yes, exactly that - too much screen time isn't good x

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  29. These are such good suggestions, especially the ones about not trying to please people and cutting people out. I honestly think it’s so important to spend time with people that are good for your mental health!

    Lauren / https://www.wooloftheking.com/

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  30. Great tips! I think cutting people out no matter how close you are with them have helped me alot to get rid of so much negativity! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that has worked for you xx

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  31. These are some wonderful tips here! Taking time for yourself sure makes a huge difference.

    Mel 🌙 | Moonlight Mel

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  32. I totally agree with these ten tips. Especially spending time away from your phone! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. These are all fantastic tips. I find affirmations really help me stay happy and positive xx

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  34. Great tips to think about. I definitely want to be more present this year, as I've been in lockdown since March and that has taken a toll on friendships.

    Lindifique

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  35. Excellent and not difficult tips! Thank you for sharing
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  36. Some fab tips here girl! People pleasing is a biggggg one for me and something I need to work on my with coach because it runs quite deep but I know I'll be happier for it when I work through it! x

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  37. Learning not to people please was such a big one for me, especially with time. I used to agree to so many things I had zero interest in just to make other people happy, such a waste of time. I think we all need phone/ screen breaks. Especially after 2020! x

    Sophie
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  38. Cutting out the people who don't bring you joy... YESSSS!

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  39. I really like this post. Everyone is striving to do and become better and these are really helpful tips.

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