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How to Feel At Your Best

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

How nice it would be if we could wake up and know that it’s going to be a great day, because we’re feeling at our best, feeling on top of the world? While there are days when this just happens, there are also the days when the opposite is true, when we feel very far from the top of the world. But what if we could push the chances of a great day in our favor? Below, we take a look at a few tried and tested methods for looking at your best. Incorporate the below, and you’ll never be too far from feeling fantastic!

How to Feel At Your Best

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Working Up a Sweat

The idea of putting on your gym clothes and working up a sweat might not sound appealing when you’re lazing on the couch, but take our word for it: it will be worth it. Not only do we feel much better when we know we’re at our healthiest best, but exercise has also been shown to have other benefits, too — it makes us feel better. So be sure to override the side of your brain that wants you to binge-watch television, and hit the gym. You’ll be glowing for the rest of the day once you’re finished. 

Stretch It Out

Did you know that in 1900, only a small percentage of people brushed their teeth each day? Today’s equivalent could be yoga. While it’s popular, the vast majority of people don’t practice it. But there are a lot of good reasons why you might want to consider it. For one, it’ll make your body feel as it was supposed to feel. You probably spend more time than you realize sitting down or in an otherwise “tight” position. Yoga stretches you out, and gets rid of all the tension. After a good yoga class, you’ll be walking on clouds. 

Common Issues

There are some issues that are a product of our lifestyles, such as feeling stiff, while there are others that lie deeper within us. Alas, these common medical issues do have the power to disrupt the quality of your life. You could be hitting it out of the park in virtually all areas of your life, but if you have to contend with an annoying issue that affects your body, then you’ll find it difficult to live your best life. It’s important to remember, however, that there are always things you can do to relieve your pain. If you have ringing in your ears, then you can look at tinnitus relief solutions. If you have back pain that stops you from being as mobile as you’d like, then you can look at specific stretches and exercises to manage the pain. While issues related to your body can feel deeply personal, they might be more common than you think, which means there are remedies available.

Calming the Mind

If you’re going to feel at your best, then it’s important to dedicate some time towards ensuring that your mind is calm, peaceful, and stress-free. It’s impossible to live life to the fullest if you’re feeling the strain. Even the positive moments in your life can lose their magic if your mind isn’t quite right. It’s as important as your physical health! We’ve gotten pretty good at understanding what we need to be at our best. If you have meditation, exercise, and healthy eating as integral parts of your schedule, then you’ll be on the right path. It’s also good to practice how to communicate your feelings, especially for when things aren’t going well. You’ll learn that just talking through your problems can often reduce the impact they have on your life.

A Good Night’s Rest

You probably already know how much more you enjoy life when you’re well-rested. If you’re running on virtually an empty tank, then everything is more difficult — and it’s not fun. If you find that it’s difficult to hit the hay each night, then look at making some changes. Setting up a bedroom that’s cozy, comfortable, and quiet will be a good start, as will calming your mind in the hour leading up to bed. Look at meditating and reading , rather than using your smartphone.

Limiting the Bad Things 

Finally, be sure to reduce the bad influences that can compromise your enjoyment of life! It can be nice to have a few drinks with friends, but if you’re consuming too much alcohol, then you’ll begin to feel it in your body. Take a break, and life will seem a lot brighter. 

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