• Emma Eggleston

Five Habits to Start While You're Young

Begin today and with consistency, you'll see long-term benefits.

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1. Get a Good Night's Sleep

According to WebMd, getting more sleep can help boost your mood, improve your immune system, and even help you maintain a healthy weight. Aim to sleep for eight hours each night. Establish the habit of sleeping well now, and you'll see the benefits throughout your entire life!

2. Eat a Balanced Diet

I probably don't have to explain to you why eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is a good choice. However, did you know studies have shown that people tend to carry their dietary habits from their childhood and young adult years into their adult life? This means that if you are in the habit of eating healthy now it will be easier for you to eat healthy later in life. On the other hand, if you have poor eating habits it will be harder for you to change those habits the more you age. Set the foundation for a long, healthy life now by choosing to eat a balanced diet.

3. Exercise

Sometimes it can become difficult to find the motivation to exercise, but if integrate exercise into your daily life it will simply become part of your routine. If you need some creative exercise ideas, check out Fifteen Ways to Get Moving and Burn Calories.

4. Spend Time with Your Family

If you want to family to be a priority later you should start by making it a priority now. Learn to invest time into the family you have right now, and that will make you a better wife and mother later on.

5. Set Aside Time For Yourself

Alone-time is extremely important for everyone's mental health. Set aside twenty or thirty minutes to be alone each day without the distractions of your electronic devices. Use this time to recharge and think about things you haven't had time to think on. You could spend this time doing art, playing a musical instrument, or just taking a much-needed nap.

Thanks for reading this list of five habits you should start while you're young. The truth is our habits really are what make us who we are. We strongly encourage you to start building healthy habits today!

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