8 Easy Life Hacks To Boost Your Wellbeing

With all the many roles we play and plates we spin as Adventurous Modern Women, it can often be easy to neglect your own wellbeing and before you know it you’re heading towards burn out. So we’ve put together a list of 8 easy life hacks to boost your wellbeing. Even if you just give 1 or 2 a try, you’ll be doing a little extra for yourself each day.

From simple tasks such as drinking lemon water each morning to more dedicated daily practises such as meditation and journaling, we hope this list of life hacks to improve your health helps you to reignite a love for your life and head towards a better and healthier version of yourself.

Hot water and lemon each morning

A Travelista favourite, this is one of the most easy life hacks to boost your well-being that’s super simple but incredibly effective. Chop a lemon into individual slices then freeze overnight. Each morning add 1-2 slices to either a cold glass of water or drink with hot water with honey every morning. If you’re on the move straight away, add them to a water bottle instead.

There are so many benefits to doing this antioxidant practice, such as cleansing your palate, flushing out toxins, alkalising your body, giving you more energy, keeping your digestive system in working order and so much more!

Keep a daily gratitude journal

Another one of our top life hacks to improve your health and well-being is to practise daily gratitude journaling.

Start by writing just three things down every day that you’re grateful for. Even if you’ve had the worst day in the world and nothing has gone right, writing it all down in a journal and thinking about the things that you’re grateful for can really help to shift your mindset so that you begin to think more positively. You can always find something, even if it’s a warm bed to sleep in and a roof over your head. It will make you remember that not everyone has these things. 

Try it for one week and thank us later! We like to recommend The Five Minute Journal for beginners wanting to try journaling for the first time. 

Go screen-free for 30 minutes before you sleep

We all know just how important it is to reduce our screen time on our phones in general, but it’s especially important to try and go screen-free at least 30 minutes before bed so that your brain has enough time to wind down before you go to sleep.

We’re all guilty of scrolling through TikTok or Instagram into the small hours of the night, but this kind of stimulation isn’t good for our brains when we’re trying to sleep as it fills us with distractions that encourage poor sleep.

Attempt to reduce your screen time before you go to bed and perhaps even try sleeping with your phone in a different room so that you’re not tempted to scroll in the night or first thing in the morning.

Set reminders to encourage movement throughout the day

This is more relevant for those of you, lke us, with an office-based job where most of your day is spent at a desk. One of our most effective tips for boosting your wellbeing and overall health is to set reminders and timers throughout the day to encourage you to move your body. This could be as simple as be a 5 minute walk around the block or up and down a few flights of stairs in your place of work. It might even just mean moving to put the kettle on.

If you have a smartwatch such as a Fitbit, you can set automatic prompts to remind you to move every hour or to get a certain number of steps in each hour throughout the day. Alternatively, simply setting an alarm or reminders on your phone will also work well.

Any and all movement is good for the body, but it can be hard to remember to move when you’re busy at work all day, so these simple reminders will gently encourage you to move your body in any way you can.

Try using magnesium to help you sleep

We swear by Epsom Salts for a relaxing magnesium-filled salt bath at home. Add your salts, some bubbles and essential oils and feel your body totally relax. Epsom Salts are known to ease pain, relieve inflammation, relax sore muscles and even sulfur in Epsom Salts even helps flush out toxins and heavy metals from the body,

Not only do they contain magnesium which helps to soothe aching muscles and ease pain, but they also aid in helping your body and mind to relax overall, which in turn helps to reduce anxiety, insomnia and more.

After your Epsom Salt bath, use a body moisturiser that contains magnesium such as the NEOM Magnesium Body Butter to aid with your relaxation even further.

Prepare your lunches or lunch ingredients in advance

Meal prepping is often thrown around as a life hack and wellbeing buzzword but we swear by it to improve our daily lives and to make everything run much smoother. 

When our daily lives get too busy with work, family, kids and other commitments, it can be super easy to just grab the closest thing for lunch, which is rarely the healthiest option. Try preparing your lunches on a Sunday evening to set you up for the week. 

You’ll save a lot of money by preparing food at home rather than spending a small fortune on your lunch at the local cafe every day.

If you work from home, meal prep may not be as relevant, but having the ingredients in your fridge to prepare a healthy high-protien lunch that will keep you full all afternoon will make a huge difference. 

Take 5 minutes to stretch your body daily

Taking stretch breaks throughout the day helps to better your posture, energise your body and improve your focus.

It also ensures that you don’t get a bad back from sitting in the same position for too long and it’ll also help you to get a few extra steps in throughout the day if you do some stretches away from your desk or just on your daily commute to work. Try lying on a hard floor and stretching your hands above your head to make your body as long as possible, as though it feels someone is pulling your hands and feet. This one is always a winner and will immediately make you feel taller and lighter.

Practise gentle meditation

Meditation isn’t something for everyone, especially when it comes to yoga practises or daily pilates, but if you strip meditation right back to basics, it can actually be an incredibly beneficial thing for everyone.

We like to try and incorporate our daily meditation with writing our gratitude lists or when we’re journaling so that we can dedicate some time to our minds, which in turn helps our bodies to be more productive and efficient, improving our general well-being overall. 

There are hundreds of things you can do to boost your well-being, but starting with these 8 easy life hacks will have you on the right track in no time! Which one will you try today? Leave a comment to let us know.

Chloe is a published author and the full-time traveller, digital nomad and freelance writer behind imjustagirl16.co.uk. She's travelled to nearly 50 countries, covering destinations such as New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Croatia, the USA and many more. Her favourite city in the world is New York and has recently written the book; Date Night: New York City: 50 Creative, Budget-Friendly Dates for the City that Never Sleeps.

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