If you spend a lot of time on social media, whether it’s consuming thought leadership tips on LinkedIn or peeking into the lives of celebs on Instagram, you’ll probably know all about those extreme regimes for transforming your life.
For instance, there are so many business gurus espousing cold showers and 5 am starts that they could easily start their own early-bird cold water cult, and so many movie stars recommending detox diets wilderness breaks that its surprising directors can find them for filming!
Thankfully, there are other, more gentle and realistic ways to change your life.
We’ve known for a long time that diets don’t work, but on the flip side, it’s hard to fit a healthy food relationship into a busy life. However, TV personality Davinia Taylor might have the answer in her ‘It’s Not a Diet’ book. If you want to learn about the ways that stress causes weight gain and how biohacking techniques like ancestral eating can reprogramme your body, this sounds like a fascinating guide.
Physical activity goes hand in hand with diet in a holistic health programme and if you can find a workout that you enjoy, which also fits easily into your lifestyle, you’re more likely to maintain it.
Kettlebells are worth trying, they’re reasonably inexpensive, don’t require a huge amount of space and allow you to keep fit with just a few 15-20 minutes high-intensity sessions a week.
Despite the preponderance of Hollywood rom-coms, the pressures of modern life make it increasingly tough for romantic relationships to stand the test of time.
However, by dispensing with as much ego as possible and applying more emotional intelligence, you’ll give you and your partner a great shot at lasting happiness. As a first step, why not take a virtual class on making love last with The School of Life?
It’s just as important to take care of your mental health as your physical health and by making time for activities like mindfulness, you can learn how to cope better with the slings and arrows of life.
Expensive therapy isn’t always necessary either, a meditation app like Insight Timer on your phone or a brain teaser like solitaire that allows you to complete short exercises that ramp up your resilience and reduce stress.
Topping up your education can be a rewarding exercise in itself, but it might also lead to you finding a new career and nowadays it’s much easier to learn in a way that suits a busy lifestyle. For instance, with ARU Distance Learning, you can study anything from Digital Marketing to Psychology at times that fit around your commitments and earn a transformational qualification that takes you in new directions.
These five subtle self-improvement tips can be integrated calmly into your life and before you know it you’ll be moving in a more positive direction!