Improving your health has a lot to do with the habits we have, but we must also recognize the importance of structure. As humans, we are creatures of habit, and in order to have a healthy lifestyle, we must also recognize what it takes to structure our healthy habits.
Maintaining healthy habits may prove to be difficult, especially because of how busy modern life is! However, it’s vital to structure a healthy life. Here are a few suggestions:
1. (Regularly!) Schedule Your Appointments
The most important part of being a healthier individual is ensuring that you don’t skip your dentist or doctor’s appointments. Although it may seem silly, be sure to schedule your annual check-ups a year in advance, and if you are having quarterly appointments with a dentist, make sure they are all in the calendar first. It’s these big appointments that can help keep your health on track and ensure you move forward without any concerns.
2. Plan & Prep Your Meals
Diet is critical to overall health, and when it comes to the focus we need to maintain, we have to be intentional with our habits! When it comes to healthy eating, the best approach is to batch-cook meals, so you have lunch for the rest of the week or meals that you can easily reheat.
To get ahead of the game, you have to plan ahead, and this may mean prepping, gathering, and thinking about everything the night (or nights!) before.
3. Create A Sleep Routine
The most important part of structuring your life is giving yourself the freedom, rest, and energy to feel like completing tasks is possible.
Prioritizing your sleep is critical, but so many of us do not do this! We must go to bed and wake up at the same time every single day of the week. Once our circadian rhythm has been set in place, this means we can start to schedule our lives with less stress!
Honestly, we all need to structure our lives. Habits take time to embed (and reverse!), so it’s important to give everything time before feeling discouraged. But, rather than making massive changes, if you are looking to upgrade your life, ensure that you start one habit at a time, which won’t feel hard at all!