We’re still in New Year’s Resolutions territory and if you’re interested in knowing my own personal goals for 2021 then I have a whole post dedicated to that. I think we can all agree that 2020 was definitely the year that we had a bit more time on our hands to look after ourselves or do something that we wanted to try. I know that in 2021 I would like to adopt some healthier habits that I’ve been using throughout both lockdowns and I’d love to carry them through to this year as well. So if you’re looking for some easy and simple healthy habits to start adopting in 2021 then look no further!
Drink a Glass of Water in the Morning
As I’ve mentioned a few times before on this blog, I am terrible at drinking water so this year I’m really going to try. I say this every year but I have started to get better at keeping myself hydrated so I’m hoping to keep this up as things start to return to normal (hopefully). By drinking a glass of water soon after waking up I find it helps to boost my energy levels and helps rehydrate myself. I’m so bad at drinking enough but I know it makes me feel so much better in myself. It’s also such a simple and healthy habit to start doing and if you’re not a big water fan you can also add some flavour to help increase your water intake.
Do a 10-minute Posture Video
My posture is terrible (she says as she types this post slumped in bed at 10pm at night) especially after spending so much time in front of a laptop screen doing online university and blogging. Sometimes I can spend an entire day hunched up at a desk and my back does not thank me for it. I really need to start doing more stretching and posture exercises to stop me from turning into a hunchback. YouTube has so many quick and simple videos you can follow along with and they barely take up any time in the day. It’s such an easy thing to start doing, and if you find yourself sat at a desk all day long, then it’s something really beneficial to start implementing in 2021.
Walk Up and Down your Stairs
Again, if you’re someone who is sat down or at a desk for the best part of the day then you might feel as though you don’t move enough during the day. Especially during the winter months getting enough movement during the day can be really difficult and the weather is not helpful in motivating me to go for a walk. For that reason, I’m going to try to go up and down the stairs at random intervals during the day or to go up and down twice whenever I’m using them to try and give myself a bit more movement during the day and get my heart-rate up slightly. I think this is such an easy way to start moving about more, especially if it’s cold and damp outside or you don’t have the time for a walk – it’s a simple way to get more steps in and to get yourself moving without the effort of having to leave the house if you don’t want to.
Have a Sleep Routine
I normally have a pretty good sleep routine and I tend to wake up and sleep at similar times most days. If you’re struggling to get to sleep then I also have a whole host of tips for you to start getting a better night’s sleep coming soon so keep your eyes open for that! It’s so important to have a decent sleep routine and to ensure you are having enough sleep as it will help you feel more awake, energised and be able to get more stuff done during the day too!
Ditch the Technology for a Book or Podcast
I think we are all guilty of spending too much time on our phone at various points during the day so I’m really going to try to ditch the technology more often in favour of reading a book or listening to a podcast. I’ve never actually listened to a podcast but I know lots of people who do so it’s something I’d like to get into in 2021 – if you have any podcast recommendations then please leave them below too! I have a whole post on some of my favourite books if you’re looking for any new recommendations. I want to spend more time doing something more worthwhile with my time rather than just mindlessly scrolling on social media so I’m going to really try to put down my phone and laptop at various points during the day and spend more time doing something a bit more stimulating for my brain!
Those are some simple and easy healthy habits to start implementing in 2021! I really want to try to become all-around a little bit healthier in 2021 so I’m hoping that by continuing with these small habits I’ll be able to feel some benefits. These are such simple ways to start taking a bit more care of yourself without spending hours in a gym or going on a diet. I’m much more likely to stick to something as it doesn’t feel like a mammoth and unattainable task. If you’re looking to get that little bit healthier in 2021 then I hope these tips help you!
Are you trying to get healthier in 2021? Do you have any easy healthy living habits that you do already?