Holistic Hacks to Improve Everyday Life
In today’s world, we all get to benefit from a wide range of modern inventions and luxuries that can dramatically enhance our quality of life and well-being, compared to even our recent ancestors.
At the same time, however, the modern world also brings with it unique challenges that people living in the recent past were not confronted by in the same way.
Between concerns over water and air pollution, disrupted sleep cycles due to perpetual electric lighting, and myriad other things, maintaining a good degree of balance in everyday life generally requires finding some holistic hacks to put things back into proper alignment.
Here are a few holistic hacks to improve your everyday life from a visiting writer.
Use a water purifier and metal water bottles, and stay well hydrated
If you are one of the many people who find that their energy level flags dramatically and unexpectedly throughout the day, one of the potential culprits for this can be mild (or not-so-mild) dehydration.
In order for our bodies to function as smoothly and effectively as possible, we need to remain adequately hydrated so that nutrients can be properly transported around the body and absorbed – and even so that we can maintain proper cognitive function. The brain, after all, consists mostly of water.
These days, more and more is becoming known about the potential dangers of chemicals, additives, and compounds that leach into our drinking water – and potential consequences can range from hormonal dysregulation, to a potentially increased risk of certain types of cancer.
Start using a water purifier in your home, and keep a metal water bottle by your side, so that you can remain well hydrated throughout the day without consuming excessive micro-plastics among other things.
Wind down at the end of each day with an essential oil diffuser
Essential oils have a huge range of purported health benefits, with some helping to tackle harmful microbes, and others helping to open up the airways.
One thing that always has the ability to disrupt your sense of well-being is excessive stress, and the sensation that your mind is racing furiously at all times. Not only is the sensation frequently unpleasant in general, but it can really disrupt our ability to wind down and get restful sleep at night.
Consider winding down each day with a routine that involves diffusing some pleasantly scented and well-being-promoting essential oils into the air.
Beginning each day with bright light and a stroll outside
Pioneering modern researchers, including Dr Satchin Panda, have been discovering more and more in recent years that our circadian rhythms appear to play a major role in our overall health and well-being, at various different levels.
Unfortunately, these days, severe circadian rhythm disruption is exceptionally common – even among people who have a fairly regular sleep schedule.
Part of the issue is exposure to blue spectrum light at night, and a lack of sufficient bright light exposure first thing in the morning.
Get into the habit of beginning each day with some bright light exposure first thing in the morning, and preferably a strong outside as well, and you may well find that the benefits to your energy level and sense of well-being are profound.