Daily Reminders We Often Forget About Until We Read or Hear About Them
Perfect reminders to transition into 2015
1) Drink more water. We all know this age-old advice but we often forget, missing out on major benefits. When you drink up, it helps clear blemishes and shave years off your face like it did for this gal. She conducted a four-week experiment of drinking three liters of water every single day and wrote about her results on the Daily Mail. To get an idea of how much water you should be drinking daily, try this hydration calculator.
2) Stay motivated and bring back your mojo with an inspirational quote on the wall near your desk or the wallpaper of your phone, tablet or laptop. Change it up often so that it doesn’t just become decoration. And learn a thing or two from these two famous billionaires.
3) Avoid canned foods and drinks, especially if it’s part of your daily consumption. A new study published in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association, shows that BPA found in cans and plastic bottles are linked to a quick rise in blood pressure. Read the article at environment.harvard.edu.
4) Make it a point to exercise and just do it. If you hate going to the gym or don’t have time, do a few squats before you sleep and stretch in the morning. Or better yet, try this 7-minute workout.
5) Sit up straight and don’t slouch. If you have a hard time remembering, turn it into a habit by the help of phone alerts throughout the day. And try these strengthening exercises.
6) Learn to drive in the rain. Californians are slightly notorious for not knowing how to drive in the rain. Remember to always have good tire treads and read these driving tips.
7) Wash off the bird droppings on your car. Remember to wipe it off as soon as possible since it can ruin the exterior due to the paint expanding once sunlight hits the excrement. While we’re at it, read about the many other ways to ruin your paint without knowing it.
8) “Life is fragile—handle with care.” The poem by Jean Dament sums it up nicely. Remember not to take time for granted but wisely invest in it because you never know what will happen today or tomorrow.
9) Be grateful. It’s a simple statement, but more often than not we might not think of it as part of our daily thought process. Recollect your blessings, not your problems; and learn to appreciate instead of criticize. Read Forbe’s 7 scientifically proven benefits of gratitude.
10) Learn to smile and make it sincere.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”