One of my favorite sayings goes like this, “little by little, a little becomes a lot.”
The truth is that we often think of change as this huge project, when in fact it’s always the small stuff that shapes our lives, the daily decisions that become daily habits that soon become our destiny.
Here are six small changes you can implement in your life, changes that will have a bigger impact on your overall health and well-being than you might expect.
1. Eat a proper breakfast every morning.
Are you guilty of skipping breakfast?
Be honest now.
Most of us tend to neglect what is rightfully considered to be the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast is the meal that fuels the rest of the day. After having essentially fasted since dinner, you need to eat a healthy, nutritious meal… don’t skip it.
2. Daily home workouts.
Most of us spend 8 to 10 hours in front of our computers, hunched over, destroying our posture.
Most of us are too busy to go to the gym, or to go for a run.
But what about home workouts?
What about doing some pushups? Some crunches?
Body weight exercises are fantastic because you can do them pretty much anywhere at all.
20-30 minutes a day is all it takes to improve your posture, make you feel stronger, and enhance your mood.
10 minutes a day. It’s either this or risk ruining a business deal, or that promotion, or alienating a friend because you said or did something you shouldn’t have simply because you were stressed out.
Just 10 minutes every single day, and you’ll be amazed at how much more cool, calm, and collected you’ll be.
4. Be mentally active.
It is mental laziness (or the desire for it) that makes people watch TV for six hours a day, or scroll through Instagram and Facebook, or laugh at cat videos until they fall asleep…
Your brain is just like a muscle. Not only does it become stronger if you train it, but it will atrophy if you do not.
While exercise, especially cardio, is shown to grow certain areas of your brain, you must also learn something new.
I recommend trying to learn a new language, or develop a new skill.
I’ve been struggling to learn Italian for a year now. In the past, I’ve tried Russian. Also, I’m considering to take piano classes, because this is something I’ve always wanted to do.
5. Cut sugar out of your diet.
Trust me, I know it’s terrible.
I think my soulmate might be chocolate, which is a weird thing to say, but I can eat chocolate in such a way that no metaphor has yet been invented to explain it to you…
But sugar is bad for your health. It can cause spikes in blood glucose, obesity, metabolism issues. Contrary to popular belief, it can actually make you feel tired…
6. Stop eating bread.
Because bread can also spike blood glucose, is kind of low in nutrients, contains gluten (which is not that healthy to your body even if you’re not intolerant), and also raises cholesterol levels.
What are some other other small things that also have a tremendous impact on your health?