There are some things you can’t “hack” your way to — better relationships, mental health, physical fitness, etc. Some things truly require the work. But there are a few simple things you can add in to your day-to-day routine that can improve your overall wellbeing.
Smell the skin of an orange for a natural mood booster.
The scent of oranges can increase alertness, mood and reduce anxiety. You can also purchase bottled oil, and dab a drop on your wrist for the same effect. Cool, right?
Practice the 20/20/20 rule.
Technology is rough on your eyes, so make sure you’re practicing the 20/20/20 rule. Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes, and let your eyes wander over to something 20 feet into the distance.
Sleep better with lavender.
Put a tissue with a few drops of lavender oil inside your pillowcase before bed. Aromatherapy will help you sleep peacefully all night long. This is an easy DIY project!
Take a water bottle with you everywhere you go.
Eat meals without distractions.
Mindful eating means sitting down at a table instead of in front of a screen. Chewing your food slowly instead of scarfing it down will also curb overeating. Cook and eat in a good mood, eat your favorite food last and drink more water. These little tricks will improve health over time, and you’ll notice results.
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This post was updated and adapted from this article originally written by Arin Kleinman and published on Glitter Guide in 2017.