14 Things You Can Do Today For a More Balanced Tomorrow

Here are some life hacks that you can implement today for a better tomorrow.

1.) Wake up at the same time everyday (even on weekends). People that sleep in longer on Saturday and/or Sunday morning are more likely to suffer from hypertension, sluggishness and fatigue during the week.

2.) Candy crush is cool, but try downloading this top brain-training app, Elevate. This app offers daily cognitive training challenges that exercise your mind!There is an advantage of pre-bed showers.

3.) You can ease your way into sleep with a warm shower before bed. The water dilates blood vessels, relaxes muscles and removes toxins from the skin. A sweet life hack to stay positive!

4.) According to psychologist Martin Seligman, at the end of the day you should take ten minutes to write down three good things that happened to you and how they made you feel.A sweet life hack to stick to your goals. Set them as your password. Let's say you want to stay sober in 2020. Make your password "Sober 2020"

5.) Do you smell that? An Orange?! According to a 2013 study conducted by Brazilian scientists, people who sniffed sweet orange essential oil before performing a stressful test were less anxious and had an increased sense of well-being.

6.) I bet you're looking at a computer or phone screen right now... In fact, I'm positive. When you are doing so, be aware of your posture. You shouldn't have to angle your head or body to see the computer screen or your phone. Don't worry, we have your back :)

7.) Seinfeld has some advice, and this is no joke. Seinfeld once revealed the secret he used to become a better comic. Every day he wrote new material, he would make a satisfying red “X” on the calendar. After a while, the chain of Xs was something he felt compelled to continue. You can use this for goals, your sobriety, and so much more!

8.) Dining at your desk or skipping lunch all together may make you feel more productive, but it just ain't so. Taking a break outside - AKA "nature therapy" - can reduce stress, boost performance and increase your happiness.

9.) Try to avoid hitting the gym at its busiest times when everyone else is using your favorite machines and weights. Exercising during off-peak hours means less waiting, less traffic, and a more efficient workout.

10.) Your meal is begging for your undivided attention, and you should give it that. Watching TV (and movies or TV shows on your computer) while eating is associated with overeating and poorer food choices. So step away, and focus on your meal when you can.

11.) It’s incredible how much research supports meditation’s health benefits. It’s super simple to start meditating with popular apps like Headspace and Calm.com.

12.) A cup of Joe could be used for major health benefits. Many people use cinnamon instead of sugar in their coffee and it's been proven that smelling your morning coffee can also help lower stress.

13.) You're on a screen right now, and we hope it's not too late! The blue light from your screen suppresses the release of melatonin and makes it harder to fall asleep. Rest assured (pun intended), You can use a program like f.lux to change your computer’s harsh glow, or you can plan a time in the evening to put your cell phone to bed.

14.) You may want to skip the snooze button. Hitting the snooze button disrupts REM sleep and essentially makes the extra 10 minutes of snoozing counter productive

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