Check out this step-by-step guide to a healthy and happy day!

Check out this step-by-step guide to a healthy and happy day!

Here at The Happiness Institute we try to make living a healthy and happy life as easy as possible…

…we've sometimes been accused of oversimplifying things, and that's possibly true on occasions, but overall, we'd rather keep things simple and have more people try to live better lives than overcomplicate matters and contribute to the feelings of confusion and hopelessness and helplessness so many feel in so many parts of their lives. 

Which is why we love this step-by-step guide to health and happiness recently published on the MindBodyGreen website…

To become the happiest and healthiest version of yourself, there are a number of small things you can do on a daily basis that will completely transform your health. Here are 11 things that will change your life AND your health.

(5:40am) Meditate.

Yeah, I know, if you're doing the right thing and getting up at 6 am now, you might grumble about getting up a little earlier. Yes, it’ll feel uncomfortable for a week … but you’ll survive. For me, I now gladly get up at 4:30 — because my morning meditation is the most important thing for my health.

(6:15am) Train.

If you can, start the day with your training. It won't just wake you up; it’ll also have you more alert and productive for work. If you're one of those people who don’t LOVE training, it’s a good thing to get it out of the way first thing in the morning instead of procrastinating about it and dreading it all day.

(7:30am) Eat SERIOUS protein.

Yep, at the moment there is a lot of talk going around about Intermittent Fasting and not eating breakfast — for some people it works, for some people it doesn’t. For sustained energy, mental clarity, and focus, though, I still think breakfast is a key ingredient.

(8:30am) Get hydrated.

In order to make sure you remember to have enough daily water, the best thing you can do is get a 1-liter bottle and fill it up with water as soon as you get to work, and keep refilling it when it’s empty. The reason I’m big on 1-liter bottles is that they’re an easy way for you to monitor how much you drink.

(10:30am) Have a snack attack.

A small snack mid-morning can give you the little boost in energy you need to help you refocus. I’m big on veggie sticks as the easiest form of snacks to organize — and you can have them with nuts or something like hummus if you don’t like them on their own.

(11:30) Take a break.

I’ll be honest, I struggle to focus. So I set myself targets: I work hard for 45 minutes and then take 15 minutes to move around, answer emails, make phone calls, etc. And then I get back into it and refocus. Taking these short breaks helps my productivity massively…

…obviously, things don't end here. Keep reading the full article and the compelte guide to your great day HERE