Happy September! It’s the beginning of a new month, which means it’s the perfect time to set some goals for a healthier you.
I know from experience that it can be tricky trying to fit everything you want to do into your week. Between work, hanging out with friends or going on dates, exploring your city or traveling abroad, working out and running errands…how do you even find time to clean your room? SOS!
Here are some healthy habits you can work on implementing in your life:
I’ve used an Erin Condren Life Planner for the last three years. I like being able to see the month at a glance and then also plan each day separately. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with having too much to do, but being super organized and planning my day-to-day activities at the beginning of the week helps me stay on top of everything I need to accomplish.
2. Go to bed at a reasonable hour
Nobody likes feeling tired. Get your beauty rest and you’ll be able to enjoy your day so much more! Aim to be screen-free (turn off your tv, phone, computer, etc.) by 10pm each night.
3. Early workout
Yes, it sucks to wake up early, but trust me – you’ll feel so much better about yourself during the day if you get up and work out before your brain knows what you’re doing! Your workout will be done first thing in the morning and you can go to work knowing that the evening is yours to do whatever else you want – go out with friends, grocery shopping, see a movie, etc!
4. Meal prep
Sunday evenings can be your time to get organized for the following week. Along with writing to-do lists in your planner, you can use this time to cook food in larger quantities and portion out your breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner for the week! You’ll save time and money by being well prepared. Not to mention, you’ll be making healthier choices by having your meals prepped and ready to go.
5. Drink more water!
Hydration is essential for fat loss, energy, and staying healthy. So drinking enough water throughout the day will make a huge difference in how you look and feel. You should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces each day. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, you should drink at least 75 oz. of water each day! But remember to drink more water if you’re exercising, so you don’t feel dehydrated.
I’ve read that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Challenge yourself to try one of these tips over the next 3 weeks and let me know how it goes!