15 Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Have

by Sreethu Sajeev

You are the sum of your habits. What you do every day becomes the life you live. Sadly, most of us forget this simple fact. If, at any point, you find yourself struggling to get your life together, remember to begin with your habits. The rest will naturally fall into place.

In that spirit, we have curated a list of the best habits to develop. Some of these are so easy to pick up and cost less than your morning coffee. Let’s see what they are.

1. Eat Breakfast

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Because we lead such busy lives, skipping breakfast is a common practice among women. When you skip breakfast, you are depriving your body of the energy it requires to go about the day. As a result, you might feel light-headed, dull, or drowsy. What we have for breakfast is equally important. Make sure you include cereals, fresh fruits, and vegetables in your breakfast menu.

2. Breathe Deeply

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Ancient wisdom suggests that breath is the bridge between the mind and the body. During the times when you feel stressed or frustrated, remember to take a deep breath. But breathing deeply should not be reserved for such occasions. Deep breaths will give you more control and better peace of mind to go about your task for the day.

3. Eat More Veggies

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Eating more vegetables will give you nutrients that your usual takeaway food does not usually contain. If you do not have the time to prepare all your healthy meals, include more veggies in the ones you do cook. Snack on vegetables and fruits more often.

4. Meditate For 10 Minutes

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It becomes hard to focus when we are so inundated by information from all directions. The electronic devices that we always carry around might be the culprits here. Take a moment to appreciate your being. You will start seeing things more clearly as you start looking within, just with a short period of ten minutes every day.

5. Take Care Of Yourself

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Managing career and relationships along with everything else can get a little overwhelming. At the same time, neglecting your personal health and well-being will cost you much in the longer run. Taking some downtime to do what your body and mind need will help you stay on track. To choose yourself is a call you have to make every day.

6. Tidy Up

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Zen Buddhism talks about how your home reflects how you feel. Gradually, it starts to work the other way around when your surroundings start to influence your emotions. That is why you have to take the time to keep your surroundings neat and tidy. Devote an hour every week to putting things in order. Same goes for your workplace.

7. Drink Lemon Water Everyday

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How you start your day has a lot to do with how your day goes. Lemon water with a few drops of honey can do wonders for your health. It will cleanse your digestive system, boost immunity, and also improve skin health.

8. Practice Self-acceptance.

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Accepting oneself is a challenge for many these days. When the media flood us with images of good-looking, successful strangers, we can’t stop comparing ourselves with them. The sense of inadequacy that we feel as a result is a malignancy that needs to be addressed. Radical self-acceptance is the solution to this feeling that can leave you feeling frustrated and queasy.

9. Talk To Your Loved Ones

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There is always the option of leaning on your loved ones if you are having a hard time. It is on you to reach out to them. Apart from this, take the time every now and then, if not every day to have a good, personal chat with the people closest to you.

10. Get Some Physical Exercise

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Work out can be the best way to vent some of the bad energies from our system. Breaking a good sweat is not only refreshing, but it will also energize you throughout the day. A good 45-minute workout, with proper warm-up and cool-down exercises will do wonders to your health. You can choose any fun physical activity like cycling or badminton, which are also recreational.

11. Get Adequate Rest

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The body needs rest as much as it needs nutrition. Lack of sleep will take a toll on your physical and mental health as well as your appearance. It will eventually start to affect your relationships and your performance at work. There is no replacement for proper kind of rest for the right amount of time.

12. Be Kind

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The mantra of the new times is that kindness never goes out of style. Being kind to one another will not only strengthen our existing relationships, it will also help us forge good, brand new friendships. Also, remember that kindness begets kindness.

13. Practice Motional Hygiene

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It is easy in our fast-paced lives to get caught up in emotional mayhems. Emotions are like toddlers in the fact that they are difficult to deal with. What it requires is a knack which we have to develop for ourselves. One has to actively choose to not indulge in negative thinking, and that calls for a certain level of emotional discipline.

14. Be Mindful

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One of the ways to achieve emotional discipline is to be present. Be aware of what goes on in your head and around you. Watch how your mind and body react to those. You can feel that it brings a calm presence to your entire being.

15. Practice Gratitude

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A happy person is very often a grateful person. The connection between gratitude and happiness has to be tried and experienced personally. Start by expressing gratitude for the most precious things in your life and slowly move on to the small things that we take for granted. 

Each one of us is different from the other and this is exactly why we all take care of our well-being in different ways. Do you have a secret habit that keeps you going? Share with us!

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