The only way to make the world more sustainable is by making yourself sustainable, which entails taking care of your physical well-being. With that being said, here are a few tips on how you can better take care of your physical health in a more sustainable way.
Exercise has many benefits, and the trick to making exercise a part of your everyday routine is to choose what you enjoy and opt for something sustainable. You can't run 10 miles a day, but you can go on a 30-minute walk every day during your lunch break, or you can make yoga a regular weekend activity.
Most people believe exercise and taking care of their bodies is hard—it's not. Being sick is hard; not being able to go up the stairs is hard. Exercise is a powerful way to take care of your body and your mind.
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Mindfulness meditation has a host of benefits, from increased focus to reduced stress and better physical health; it's also a fantastic way to incorporate deep relaxation and rejuvenation into your everyday life.
In addition, mindfulness can enhance the awareness of self-nature interconnectedness as well as allow you to acknowledge how our actions have a direct effect on the environment and ecosystem.
If you're new to meditation, try setting your alarm 5 minutes earlier every morning and practice laying in complete and utter silence during those few minutes. Don't check your phone, don't think about what needs to get done that day; simply focus on being in the present moment.
Prioritize Your Sleep
Sleep is an essential resource that many individuals have become adept at abusing or pushing off, as well as bypassing its benefits.
Getting good quality restorative sleep is vital to our overall well-being. The Mental Health Foundation shares tips on how to get a good night's sleep, for example, creating a night routine avoiding your phone at bedtime, as well as keeping your bedroom temperature cool.
When you learn to prioritize sleep, and you focus on the quality of it rather than the quantity, you'll sustain your health and live fully during your waking hours. In addition, your internal environment will function better.