How To Feel Better
Learn how to feel better and improve your life. When you feel better, you're able to accomplish more and have a generally more positive outlook on life. There are a number of things you can do to improve your life and feel better and you only need to try a few of them to notice a difference. Fortunately, most of the changes you need to make to feel better are small and simple enough to do.
- Get enough sleep each night. If you're feeling fatigue or as if your brain isn't working properly, it's most likely because you aren't sleeping enough. If you are sleeping, it may be poor quality sleep due to stress. Aim for at least eight hours a night, set a regular bedtime and wake up time for yourself to help get on a sleep schedule. Make your bedroom a place for sleeping by moving the television and laptop out of the room. When you associate the bedroom with sleep and not entertainment, your body will make the adjustment to sleep better in the night. Spend a half hour before bedtime each night relaxing. Take a bath, read a book or simply rest to get your body ready for sleep.
- Move around a lot more. Exercise boosts your mood. Even if you don't have time to spend working out at the gym everyday or even just three times a week, you can make small changes to your lifestyle to work in more movement and feel better. Take the stairs at work or in your apartment building. Park a bit further away from your destination than you have to or, if you take the bus or train, get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way. Use your time at the store to your advantage and wander around the aisles to get more movement in your life. When you move or exercise, not only will you feel better generally, you'll sleep better and may even notice a boost in your sex drive.
- Improve your diet to feel better. Take a look at what you eat everyday. If your afternoons frequently include a stop at the vending machine for candy or chips, try trading that unhealthy snack for a good-for-you one, such as yogurt or carrots. Add more greens to your diet by eating a salad at lunch and dinner or by adding a side dish of broccoli or spinach to your meals. Sneak in the healthy food if you have to by eating a sandwich with extra salad greens on it or pizza with broccoli. A better diet can lead to more energy and even weight loss.
- Trade other drinks for water. Soda and sugary juices can give you a sugar-high, but then zap your energy. Water keeps you hydrated, improves the appearance of your skin and doesn't lead to weight gain.