10 Hacks For Living a Healthier Life (2)

5. Try A Cleanse
No matter what health level you’re at, a full-body cleanse is a great way to kick start a new health regime (or revamp a tired one, if you’re already in a routine.) That being said, be CAREFUL of the fad-diet craze. Anything that leaves you irritable or light-headed, especially when you’re not feeling any healthier, should be avoided (looking at you, Arden’s Gardens). The 7-day, clean eating cleanse is easy, even for those of us who are the least dedicated because it leaves you feeling full. I’ve successfully done this, myself, and highly recommend it. Click here for full instructions.


4. Make a ‘Chillax Playlist’
Norman Vincent Peale said “change your thoughts and you change your world”. Music is one of the fastest ways to draw upon emotions or memories, and it’s perfect for changing your attitude. Some tunes on my ‘Chillax’ playlist include Dave Matthews, Zac Brown Band, and Jason Mraz. Find the full list here and use it as inspiration to make your own.

Fresh Prince

3. Get Enough Sleep
This is obvious. The average person needs 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Sleeping should be done in accordance with your body’s Circadian Rhythm, which runs in 90-minute cycles; this is why you might feel less groggy after 6 hours of sleep than after 7. So, put the phone down, turn off Netflix, and go the fuck to bed.


2. Stop Being Friends with Negative People
I don’t care how long you’ve known each other, if they don’t make your world brighter and they’re not supportive of your life, then they don’t need to be in it. Friend break-ups are a real, necessary, thing. Or, if you can’t put them completely out of your life, you should have a serious conversation about what kind of behaviors are okay if you’re going to maintain your friendship.


1. Pray
Whether you believe in God, in luck, in a connection with earth, or literally anything else, spend some time talking to your creator. Or, if you don’t talk with them, spend some time meditating or learning from their teachings. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, not just for the sake of finding peace, but to broaden your own understanding of the world. You’ll thank yourself later.


Jena Stephens

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