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Need new ways to be happier in 2020? Then do read on. This week my gorgeous other half claimed that he has the secret to being calmer, less stressed and having more energy.
Then all you need to do is follow this 8 point plan.
Be Happier In 2020 – With This 8 Point Plan
Stop Watching The News
My OH has totally deleted his News Apps, and refuses to watch any news channels or programmes. He hasn’t actually seen any news for over a month.
And he feels much happier because of it!
Now, I have been giving him little snippets, as I do still have the apps (and Twitter). But even I agree that the majority of the news is quite depressing to read. And it often makes me angry. So I can understand his stance.
Stay Away From Social Media
Similarly, my OH has deleted his Twitter app, and doesn’t use Facebook or Instagram. That way he does not see any news.
Now, I need social media for my blog and promotion, so I do rely on it daily. But I can totally understand how it can wind people up and get them annoyed. Staying away from it can really help you to be happier.
Stop Drinking Alcohol
Now I cannot say whether this will continue for me but I have been doing ‘Dry January‘.
Who knew January was such a long month LOL?
But I begrudgingly admit that stopping the alcohol has helped with my energy and sleep levels. Plus, quitting the booze has helped me kick start my weight loss once more.
Drink More Water
This has also been a tough one for me, but drinking more water does increase your energy levels. By drinking at least 2 litres a day it really does make a difference to my energy levels. Maybe it is flushing out all the toxins. But – there is a caveat…
Stop Drinking Water After 6pm
My gorgeous OH has made this a rule of his being happier as he was always having to get up through the night to use the loo.
Even if you have a strong bladder, drinking water after a certain time may cause you to wake more. So you may wish to follow this rule.
And this goes hand in hand with most of the other points in this post. If you
- drink less alcohol,
- exercise more,
- eat better and drink more water and
- are less stressed because you are not listening to all the bad news in the world,
then you are far more likely to sleep better.
However, we also got a new mattress this month, which has helped improve my back pain tremendously (along with the yoga and some physiology exercises I have been doing).
I have resolved to do a lot more walking in 2020, and up my steps to try and reach 10,000 a day. Even though the days have been dark in January, we have tried to get out as a family more too. We even got out for a walk onto Ilkley moor, and walked around the grounds of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Now, I hate doing all the cardio and the lifting etc. But we have added some gentle stretching and yoga into our routine too this month and it really has helped with my pain levels and energy.
3-4 times a week we do 15 minutes of yoga poses. And we suck, it is hilarious. But it is still doing something. And it really does release endorphins.
Believe It Works
Yes, finally – the placebo effect of thinking its working will actually help. The brain is a powerful tool for belief. If you believe something works, then it usually helps.
And there you have it. Our 8 point plan to be happier in 2020. Do you think that you could implement some of these into your daily routines? Do you think that you would see a difference? I’d love to hear your results. Comment below or contact me over on my social media.
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