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Making Day to Day Life a Little Easier for Yourself

2020 was a difficult year for many of us. We faced countless problems – not only the ones we might usually face, but problems implemented by a worldwide pandemic – and for many of us, it generally wasn’t the best year we’ve had so far. Now that we’ve stepped into 2021, many of us are looking for ways to brighten our days in spite of the pandemic. When life is already difficult, we’re actively seeking ways to make our day to day existence a little easier and more straightforward wherever we can. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to achieve this. Some are a whole lot easier than you may think! So, to help you, here are some suggestions that could significantly improve your daily experience!

Tackle Issues That Are Bothering You

Often, you’ll find that you don’t have a great day if there are things that are bothering you that are left unaddressed. This applies to multiple areas of your life. Let’s start with relationships. If someone has done something or is doing something that is bothering you, it’s generally best to confront them about it in a calm way to discuss, overcome and resolve the issue. This can let you put things to rest and stop worrying about them. Now, let’s consider physical elements of your life. If there’s something in your home that’s bothering you – a leaky tap, a broken wire to an appliance you regularly use, a chip in your car’s windscreen- do something about it. Call a plumber, use Custom Cable Assemblies, bring in a glazier. The sooner you tackle an issue, the sooner it will stop bothering you.

Get Organized

Often, people have difficulty in day to day life through a lack of organisation. Being unorganised can result in stress through lateness, missed deadlines and other issues that could otherwise be easily avoided. If you find it difficult to organise, yourself, there are some techniques you can use to get better at this. Use calendars and diaries – whether on your phone, wall calendars or a personal diary that you carry around. Set alarms to remind you to do certain things. Create to do lists at the start of each day. Doing these things can really help you!

Get Enough Sleep

This may sound pretty straightforward, but all too many people neglect the facts – getting enough sleep is absolutely essential to leading a happy, healthy and productive life. It’s recommended that the average adult gets eight hours’ worth of sleep each and every night. Failing to do so can result in chronic sleep deprivation, causing you to feel tired, tense, emotionally on edge or simply down on a day to day basis. Now, if you’re struggling to sleep, there are a number of tips that can help you to nod off each evening.

  • Avoid Drinking Caffeine – caffeine is a stimulant that is likely to keep you up at night. Sure, a cup in the morning should be fine. This will help you to perk up and should be out of your system by the evening. However, cut it out from the early afternoon onwards. There are plenty of decaf tea and coffee options on the market.
  • Put your Phone Down – phones, tablets, laptops and other devices emit a blue light that can trick your body into thinking that it’s day time while you are using them. When you start winding down for bed, put these devices to one side.
  • Make Sure You Have a Comfortable Bed – your bed, mattress and bedding can all make a significant difference to your sleep. The more comfortable your sleeping environment, the more likely it is that you’re going to get some good rest.

If you continue to experience issues with sleep in spite of your best efforts, you should reach out to your doctor. They’ll be able to diagnose any underlying issues that could be causing your sleeping difficulties.

Eat Healthily

Eating unhealthily can also make you feel sluggish. Excess sugars can cause crashes in energy, while eating other junk food can mean your body isn’t getting the right energy that it needs to operate at its full potential. You really would be surprised at the difference that healthy eating can make to your daily sense of wellbeing. But how should you go about eating healthily. Well, first and foremost, ensure that you’re consuming the right calorie count for yourself as an individual. This will vary from person to person, so use the information below as guidance.

  • Children aged 2 to 8 – 1000 to 1400 calories
  • Girls aged 9 to 13 – 1400 to 1600 calories
  • Boys aged 9 to 13 – 1600 to 2000 calories
  • Active women aged 14 to 30 – 2400 calories
  • Sedentary women aged 14 to 30 – 1800 to 2000 calories
  • Active men aged 14 to 30 – 2800 to 3200 calories
  • Sedentary men aged 14 to 30 – 2000 to 2600 calories
  • Active adults over 30 – 2000 to 3000 calories
  • Sedentary adults over 30 – 1600 to 2400 calories

You don’t have to be ridiculously strict with these figures. They are simply a recommendation. But try to stay around the recommended calorie count and, if in doubt, reach out to your doctor or nutritionist for further individual recommendations. Next, you need to make sure that you split your calorie consumption into proportionate food groups. Getting all of the food groups into your diet will help to maximize the number of nutrients and the energy that your body gets.

As you can see, making day to day life easier will largely depend on looking after yourself. There are always going to be stressors out there, so what’s important is that you are ready to tackle them and that you ensure your body is ready to tackle them too! Self care really should take priority this year, so start implementing some of the above steps right now!