hello old friend,
i am currently on school holidays- and it is the night before school. i have decided to adopt a few new “healthy habits” into my life, as i have been feeling unmotivated and sluggish, and i will come back to this post as a reinforcement.
- calculate my sleep
i have been using an app called SleepCycle. it not only calculates and displays the times in which you slept deeply, lightly or were awake, it also wakes you up in the ideal time between a half hour period. i love this, and it helps start my day off right
2. open a window
This is a bit random, but i’ve been loving opening my window and pulling up the blinds of a morning recently. i love the natural light that floods my room, and the Autumn air is so fresh and crisp. love it.
3. eat breakfast!
Eatig breakfast always helps me curve eating junk, as well as improving my overall concentration at school. let the studies speak for themselves, too!
4. pack my own lunch
my school canteen has a very limited amount of vegan options- juice, overpriced fruit, chips and sketchy sushi. so, i am going to start packing: something a bit junk-y, fruit, carbs (a sandwhitch, roll, wrap or homemade sushi) and a drink of some description- wheather it’s kombucha, juice or even just water; which leads me to…
5. DRINK MORE WATER!
water is one of the most important things- we are made up of it! not only does it do the basics like decrease viscosity of blood to reduce heart attack, it helps my skin to glow, and help me concentrate. today, i bought a 1.5L water bottle so I can have about 400mL in every class (I KNOW THAT’S A BIT OVER 1.5 I CAN DO MATH OKI)
6. don’t go straight on my phone after school
this is one of my worst habits, and i recently found out that it breaks the productive mindset we posses at school. this may be one of the hardest ones, but possibly the most helpful
7. go for a walk after study/homework
this will hopefully help to clear my head. while being productive for the whole afternoon is ideal, this tends to make me overwhelmed, and stressed. walking is, for me, a transition from productivity to chill time.
8. have “me-time”
weather that is doing yoga, reading, thinking, doing a face-mask or whatever else, this is one of the most important things! staying away from my phone and other similar distractions is so beneficial for your mental headspace.
9. utilise tea
i love tea. i think that there is a tea for everything, so
morning: Byron Bay Energy Tea
while studying: matcha (increases concentration)
after dinner: peppermint tea (improves digestion)
before bed: chamomile
i am currently in LOVE with my DUSK Indian Masala Chai candle. i bought a 2-wick and a 3-wick because i love it so much! it is so relaxing and tranquilizing.
that’s my post! i will probably add to this list and do a follow-up, because i can tell that i have missed so much.
have a beautiful day/night,