6 Habits that will make you mentally and physically stronger in 2019.

Creating Habits for 2019

Creating Habits for 2019

6 Habits that will make you mentally and physically stronger in 2019.

I choose this photo because it reminds me that there is so much we can do. This post is about creating habits and I am gonig to give you examples of 6 great habits, yet I am well aware that you can pick your own and use the idea of making it into a habit… So much to choose from.

As we come to the end of the Year we are all thinkng about the year ahead. We all have ideas and we will go into the year in full swing.

What is a habit?

Habits are routine behaviours done on a regular basis. They are recurrent and often unconscious patterns of behaviour and are acquired through frequent repetition. Many of these are unconscious as we don’t even realise we are doing them.

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines habits as:

1.    an acquired mode of behaviour that has become nearly or completely involuntary
2.    the prevailing disposition or character of a person’s thoughts and feelings
3.    a settled tendency or usual manner of behaviour
4.    a behaviour pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance

So we can see that habits define our character, our thoughts and feelings and our ‘usual’ behaviours.

So maybe its worth giving some thought to the habits you want to have or work on creating going into 2019

  1. Drink 3 litres of water daily -

    Water is the fuel that your body runs on. It is necessary to keep your body functioning well. Drinking enough water can help you detoxify, boost digestion, improve the quality of your skin and hair and help you feel well-balanced. Three litres of water is the minimum intake, but aim for more depending on your lifestyle.

  2. Smile at everyone you meet -

    Because when you smile, the world smiles with you.

    And because smiling will put you in a good mood. Recent neurobiological studies have shown that the physical act of smiling, stimulates endorphins. Worth a try for sure.

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3. Practice Yoga for 10 minutes daily -

There are so many benefits to practicing yoga especially daily. So many people don’t have a regular practice because they feel like they don’t have enough time. They have fallen into the trap of. I can only practice if I have an hour to practice, therefore they don’t end up doing any yoga.

I believe that 10 minutes makes all the difference to creating a regular practice. Just do any poses that you can remember. Breathe, Sun Salutations, Relaxation pose, anything you can put together. You can access the Yoga app here which has lots of short practices for all levels.

4. Get a good nights sleep -

We’ve all heard how important sleep is for just about everything in life. And it’s true—getting consistently good rest will improve everything from your immune system to your mood. We need a minimum of 7/8 hours sleep a night. Skipping hours of sleep can take a big toll on your health. Most of us know that, and we know that we need 7/8 hours sleep a night to rejuvenate our body and mind, yet 85% of people dont actually get the recommended sleep that they need.

5. Learn something New -

Its always good to keep learning. Successful people make the commitment to dedicate their spare time in the pursuit of learning (instead of vegging out in front of the television.) And they stick to their promise of learning. So why not thinking of things that you would like to learn. Maybe learn to draw, to do mosaic. Maybe become an expert at de-cluttering, or how to play an instrument.

There really is so much to learn.

6. Mindfulness-

If I could only recommend one habit to bolster your mental health, it might be mindfulness. Mindfulness can help you feel better and reduce stress. Researchers are also studying mindfulness and related techniques such as relaxation to see if they can help treat various physical and mental health conditions.

What is Mindfulness - Mindfulness is paying full attention to what is going on in you and outside you, moment by moment, and without judging. It means you observe your thoughts, feelings, and the sensations of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound. You are also fully aware of your surroundings.


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Hi Im Amber and the founder of Health and Yoga with Amber.

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