How To Take Care Of Your Mind, Body, And Soul In 2021 — Even When It Feels Hard

Positive habits are more important now than ever.

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Drink two cups of water when you first wake up.

This sounds lame, but it has truly changed both my body and mind immensely. With one cup of warm lemon water and a cup of water with two Nuun droplets, I feel unstoppable in the mornings–even before my coffee.

Chill out… with a cup of coffee.

Chill? With caffeine? That sounds counterproductive, I know, but I promise it’s a thing.

Read. Read. Read.

Before quarantine, I was a bookworm, always reading on subway rides and on cozy mornings in bed. Being stuck inside was a reason enough to keep reading the books on my list, but for whatever reason, I was struggling to. I just felt unmotivated. So I’m pushing myself to keep doing what I love to do. I’m pushing myself to get off of social media (I’m looking at you, Tik Tok) and to pick up the books I’ve been wanting to read.

Move your body.

At the end of every day, I make a point to exercise. Whether if it’s a 30-minute ab workout or a 10-minute yoga and meditation session, I try and move my body. Not only am I moving my body because I sit at my kitchen table working and writing all day, but because I have goals for myself, for how I want to look and feel after this ends.

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