We’ve all got a little extra time on our hands these days and we can use this time to create massive change in our lives. It’s important now more than ever that we learn how to truly care for our mind, body and spirit so we can keep ourselves healthy and strong! It can be beyond easy to fall into the trap of sitting in front of a screen all day, wether your scrolling instagram or watching the news filling your mind with world events and left wondering why you feel drained of energy! But if you’re looking to use this time to grow, heres 5 things you can start doing today that will help you transform your life for the better starting right now.
1. Cook a Healthy Meal
Cooking a healthy meal can do more for you than just nourishing your body and making you feel like your doing something good. It can completely transform your mood! Did you know that cooking is basically therapy? It gets your creative juices flowing and allows you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper way. It feels good to cook something up that the whole family can enjoy and while you’re doing it, you can turn up your favourite music and jam out in the kitchen! I promise it’ll change your day! So what’s a recipe that you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t got around to it? Now is the time to test it out!
2. Meditate and Get Quiet
We’re not used to the quiet. We live such busy lives that when we get quiet, it can get uncomfortable. But now more than ever is a great time to turn inward and start to ask yourself the bigger questions. Is there anything in your life that you’ve been meaning to do but have put off for years? How can you use this time to grow as a human? If your looking for mental clarity, stress relief and relaxation.. look no further then meditation! If your just starting out with meditation try doing just 5 minutes of it, now!
3. Read a New Book
Reading not only grows our minds and opens up our lives, but it also helps us sleep better, reduces stress and helps you gain new insights you would have never thought of before! If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn about, now is the time to pick up that book and start diving into new knowledge, insights and wisdom. Reading a book is like diving into someone else’s world and getting access to their own insights and wisdom that can change your entire life forever! Three books I would highly recommend are: The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo and The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein. These books will transform the way you see life, immediately!
4. Start That Thing You Never Had Time For
You know that thing you told yourself you’ve always wanted to do? Well now’s the time to do it! Whether its picking back up on an old hobby like dancing or painting or trying something completely new, just start. Do something now that’s going to bring you joy! Realize how much of a blessing it is to now have the time to do the things that you truly love!
5. Get Outside And Start Walking
There has never been a better time to start getting active outside of gym doors. Since gyms are all closed, were left with the beautiful option of taking our workouts outside! For one week, set a time daily that you will take a walk and see how it transforms your mindset, your life, and your health. As if that doesn’t sound good enough here’s a few more benefits of walking outside in nature that are worth mentioning: it improves your immunity and memory, it teaches our brains how to relax and get present, and it pretty much makes us way happier humans!
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So now I want to hear from you! Which of these 5 things will you try today? Which one of these brings you the most joy? Let me know in the comments below!