Feeling a lack of energy? With many of us having quite stressful jobs and careers, it’s easy to start neglecting our bodies and our minds. If you want to take care of yourself more, check out these life hacks and tips to help you be more healthy in day to day life.
Cook with coconut oil
Coconut oil is appearing on supermarket shelves everywhere thanks to its health benefits. You can cook with it as a replacement for other oils and you can also use it for oil pulling, which is supposed to be good for your oral hygiene. Simply pop a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swill it around for 30 minutes – your teeth will feel squeaky clean and smooth and it will help prevent gum problems.
Drink ayurvedic tea
Addicted to caffeine? That cup of joe you drink every morning might make you feel more awake and wired but it can actually leave you feeling more anxious, irritable and ultimately more tired. Cutting caffeine completely can be difficult at first, particularly if you’re the type of person who likes to drink 4-5 cups per day, but once you’ve kicked the habit you’ll notice your energy levels feel much more even. As a replacement, try herbal Ayurvedic teas like Yogi Tea, which smell really fragrant and will leave you feeling like you’ve paid a visit to the spa.
Drink more water
One of the main causes of tiredness is simply dehydration and most of us don’t drink enough water. It’s easy to go through a whole bottle of wine with dinner but 2 litres of water? Seems impossible. There are ways you can make yourself like water, for example by adding cucumbers or lemons to it to make it taste of something. Apps like WaterMinder will send you notifications throughout the day to remind you when you need to drink.
Cut the alcohol
A glass of wine might might make you feel relaxed after a hard day at work but it can really disturb your sleep, meaning you don’t feel rested the following day. Try cutting your alcohol intake during the week and save it for weekends or special occasions. If you’re finding it difficult to kick the habit, there are lots of non-alcoholic wines being developed that actually taste almost like the real thing.
Practice mindfulness techniques
If you have a spare moment during the day, practice some mindfulness techniques, like journaling or meditating. Give yourself a mantra, like “I am happy and successful” and repeat it out loud as often as you can. The more you say these things, the happier you will become.