Green Lifestyle

Published on November 24th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney


7 Hacks to Keep your Day Fresh and Healthy

We all live in the fast lane and it is very hard to make changes in our daily routine. To make our lives a little easier and to give ourselves some self-care it’s very important as it will help us make it through the day in a fresh and energetic way. Here are some daily tips and hacks which will allow us to feel better and give us a boost.

Stretch Your Mornings

It may be a good idea by waking up early in the morning. If you allow yourself just 10 to 15 minutes of extra sleep, it will add some pressure in the day. When you wake up late, you scramble to get things ready and that makes you anxious. Skip the anxiety in the morning so that stomach acid isn’t the first thing you deal with. Instead just wake up a few minutes earlier so you can breathe and relax as you get ready for work.

Music to Your Ears

You should warm up your mind with some music while you are on your way to work. Many studies show that music will help you feel relaxed and also get you that extra energy. When you enjoy the music while driving or going to your office, it gives you a little extra boost.

Stay Hydrated

This is one of the basic things we all have learnt but there are chances that we do not drink enough water for the day. 8 glasses of water per day can help you stay hydrated and calm your body. By carrying a personal reusable water bottle to the office, you have the chance of keeping yourself hydrated and also make your body healthy.

Compliment Others!

Complimenting someone else can also help you as well as boost someone else’s energy for the day. A colleague who is funny or jokes a lot can cheer you up at any time of the day depending on the circumstances. Make sure you tell them how amazing they are and surely give him/her a compliment.

Self-Appreciation & Smile

Don’t forget to compliment yourself, too! Self-love is very important and you should always remind yourself that you are not less than anyone and should always be positive. Smiling releases endorphins. This makes you feel positive and better. So, even if you don’t feel like you want to, force it a little! Even if you just do this in the bathroom mirror for a few minutes, smiling will relieve stress and help you handle problems in the day. 

Sleep Enough

Make sure you get a reasonable amount of sleep every day. This will make you feel refreshed rather than being sluggish and tired the next morning. It will also help you feel better and help you stay focused throughout the day.

Get moving

You can improve your health and also your mood by doing some exercise. Take a walk outside, use stairs instead of the lift or escalators. If you have a hectic workload, take a short break and take a mini-walk in your office.

To lead a happy life it is imperative to stay healthy and in order to stay healthy, it is important to practice right habits. Above mentioned hacks will help you re-energize yourselves and live a better life. But if you are suffering from a medical condition that requires immediate attention the doctor must be consulted. Doctors at are highly experienced and carry out thorough diagnosis of the condition prior to offering treatment.

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About the Author

Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on

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