Smalls tweaks you can make for a happier 2020

Here we are on the brink of a new decade and we are SO excited we could burst.www.pexels.com

2020 holds so much promise, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the year ahead holds.

The thing is, we know that with all the best intentions in the world, we can soon go back to bad habits and nothing changes, so we have some small tweaks you can make to your life that could make a big difference to how you live it.

Drink water
This old chestnut again, but yes. If you drink around two litres of water a day you will look, and fee better, better for it. This will hydrate your body and skin and if you keep a glass on your desk and a bottle (reusable) in your bag, you will meet your quota with ease. Add lemon, mint or cucumber as well as ice to add flavour and if you fancy it, have herbal teas to warm up and keep on track.

Move it
Dance, run, skip, cycle or jump but whatever you do, move in the new year. Exercise might seem like a pain, but not only will it boost your mood and help reduce your waistline, it gives you time out each day just for you and you will never regret getting up and going for it.

Don’t count calories
We can all get a little obsessed with how many calories we eat, but this doesn’t really help you to be healthier. Eating a balanced diet, with lots of goodness, fibre and colour is a way to move away from calories. Peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, berries, spinach and sweet potatoes are all packed with goodness and will light up your plate as well as your life.

Wash your hands
Yes, we know this sounds obvious but washing your hands can get forgotten but those germs can make you poorly, zapping your energy and setting you back before the decade has even kicked off. When you go to the loo, handle a trolley in the supermarket, stroke a dog or visit a school or surgery, wash your hands to keep those winter lurgies away. to be on the safe side, keep a small bottle of hand gel in your bag and use this if you can’t wash your hands.

Meditate
We do suggest looking into this. You don’t have to go to a class or download an app, unless you want to, but you may well find that taking ten minutes out of your day, sitting and focusing on the here and now, will give you time to calm down, regroup and get a grip on what is troubling you. Find a quiet place to sit, close your eyes, breath in and out and just feel at peace as the world goes on without you.

Make a list
If you find that you can’t make headway, make a list. Writing down what you need to do at work or at home and then ticking things off can help create a sense of achievement and you will feel like you have done something, if not everything.

Go screen free
An hour a day, a day a week or at the weekend – it doesn’t really matter when you take screens out of your life, but try to do this on a regular basis. We know that the digital age makes it hard for us to go off grid, but missing a like on Facebook or a DM on Twitter isn’t the end of the world. After a rest from the glare of a screen, you’ll find you are recharged to exchange comments and you might get time to fit in that all-important exercise when you put your phone down.

Smile
Life is short and you don’t know what is around the corner, so take each day as it comes and be thankful for who you are and what you have.

Happy New Year.

Team Pure Beauty

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