Being happy and healthy are the two most important aspects of everyone’s life. Everything else becomes so much easier when you are in the best health and are taking care of your own wellbeing. Therefore, in order to truly enjoy your life, it’s important to know how to make yourself as happy and healthy as possible. If you can do this, you can essentially do anything. Here are some great tips to make sure you’re doing exactly that and being both happy and healthy.

Sleep

It may sound strange to tell an adult that they must go to sleep because, after all, we go when we’re tired. That’s part of being an adult; there are no bedtimes. Yet this is the problem. Not having a set bedtime means that we can often lose too much sleep (or even get too much of it, which can be just as problematic).

It’s interesting to note that although we have supposed freedom as adults, we also seem to think we should always be doing something and working hard, and that losing some sleep to accomplish this is not a problem. Unfortunately, it is a problem. Lack of sleep leads to a variety of health issues in the long term, and in the short term it causes irritability and lower productivity. Without enough good sleep, you won’t be either happy or healthy, and it’s such an easy thing to fix. Organize your own bedtime schedule and stick to it, and you’ll soon feel – and perhaps see – the difference.

Detox

When toxins accumulate in our bodies, it can be difficult to feel completely happy and healthy. Even if you switch to a better diet or get a good night’s sleep, it can still be a problem. For this reason, engaging in a deliberate detox is a good idea. You can do this in different ways, depending on your budget and preferences. Saunas are a great way to detoxify; sitting in the warmth will remove toxins from your body. Other options include drinking green tea, eating raw vegetables, drinking plenty of water, and sweating toxins  through yoga and similar exercise. If you know you have an addiction to a substance such as alcohol or drugs, then you’ll need additional help, and calling on the services of an interventionist might be the best thing you can do. Do what you’re comfortable with, but make sure you do something.

Reduce Screen Time

Technology is great, and you can thank it for making communication easier, finding jobs faster, and learning more about the world with just a few taps. However, overuse of smartphones and tablets can have a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

Social media might be fun at first, for example, but it can soon become hugely problematic. Your own happiness might be undermined when you see how well others are doing (even though this may well not be the whole truth – people often exaggerate on social media), or you might come across a ‘troll’ who offends you. Plus, it’s easy to get addicted to social media and technology in general. When this happens, you might neglect your health and hobbies, which is bad for you.

Fix The Problem

The best way to be happy and healthy is to take a step back and objectively look at what is bothering you. Determining if you can do anything about it is your first job. If you can, you need to do whatever it is, such as visiting an audiologist because you have noticed hearing loss and want to learn more about your own health and what to do about it.

However, it’s always best to ask friends and family for help and advice, or contact an expert for information. No matter what is causing the problem, find a solution and take action. That way, you will soon feel healthy and happy.