10 Healthy Habits For A Better Lifestyle 


The greatest wealth is health” I am a huge believer of this quote and for me positivity and happiness will only come to you if you decide to make changes for a better lifestyle! These changes might take long to adjust to and get used to, or some may be more easier than others. However in the long run they are definitely going to benefit your health and wellbeing in a positive way which is always the most important point!! In this post I will be sharing with you my top 10 healthy habits for a better lifestyle! 

1. DRINK WATER : The first and most obvious one is to drink water. The human body needs about 8 glasses of water on a daily basis which totals up to 2 litres. Water is an important essential for the human body to help function normally, think of it as if it’s a type of nutrient or a meal of the day! Drinking water not only helps with dehydration but is SOO good in many other ways such as, digestion, clearer skin, helps control calories, fights infection, stops headaches and many other helpful benefits to the human body! Drinking a glass of water when you wake up before breakfast is said to help digestion and reduce bloating throughout the day! Some people find it difficult to consume up to 2 litres everyday but trying different ways such as fruit infused water or carrying a bottle with you when your out and about can really drive you to drink regularly! Water is just the best and healthiest drink!!                      


2. READ DAILY : Taking at least 30 minutes out of your day to sit down and read can really help with the way your mind works and function! Reading can help wind down and relax too which can lead onto the mind to think positively! This can be any type of book such as a novel, poetry, biography or even a diary! I would recommend reading an actual physical book rather than on a kindle/digital screen as your most likely looking at a screen majority of the time anyway for work/social media so taking the time out and reading a physical book will really keep the mind relaxed! 

3. GET IT DONE DAY : Having one day of the week as the ‘get it done day’ can really help keep organised and ready for the upcoming week! For me this day would be Sunday, however it doesn’t apply for me every week as some times I have more of a chilled one rather than a go go go week! During this day, you can clean your house/apartment, plan your week ahead, schedule any important dates and most importantly have some me time! This can include having a bath, doing a hair/face mask, skincare and take some time out to reflect on yourself! In my opinion it’s very important to have one of these days at least once every two weeks to keep organised and planned! 

4. MEDITATE/YOGA : Meditating is known as a brain exercise to relax, wind down from the busy day to day lifestyle! Doing some meditation and/or yoga for at least 10 minutes every morning would really help aid think positive throughout the day as well as starting the day of without looking at a phone screen and taking some time out from the digital world to de-stress! Meditation can help eliminate negative thoughts, anxiety and worry, any aspects that can prevent you from being happy! 

5. GET ACTIVE : Following on from the previous point, getting active is a really great way to keep healthy even if this is just taking a half am hour brisk walk! It is recommended to do at least 5000 steps during the day in order to stay active and healthy. Also this doesn’t mean starting a workout plan and trying to force yourself to do it everyday because let’s be honest 2 days later you will give up! Forcing yourself to get moving is not that way to go about it. This is something that will initially deep down come from you and the more your workout/be active the more you crave it! This is the way th brain works, if you do it once and enjoy it, you would naturally want to do it again and again and therefore this will lead onto a more active lifestyle! 

6. MEAL PREP : Meal prepping is so important as it will prevent ordering food and eating takeaways multiple times! By meal prepping you are able to plan what ingredients you need for each meal and this way you don’t waste any food and you will know for sure what meal you will have at what day and time! This is another way to keep organised and can save you loads of time as you wouldn’t have to sit and decided what to cook for dinner/lunch etc! 

7. MORNING THOUGHTS : Writing out any thoughts or feelings you have in the morning can really help the mind to reflect on those moments! This can be any dream you had throughout the night or random thoughts you had when falling asleep! This way you refreshen up your mind and get the brain working ready for the day! 

8. PLAN YOUR DAY : Using to do lists can be very useful when planning out your day as it’s a technique that is very neat and has every thing you have to get done all spread out and in one place! If to do lists isn’t your cup of tea, then journaling may work too, such as planning out hourly what you will be doing and writing out that most imporant topics that needs to get done quickly, this way you know what is your priority! 

9. INTERACT WITH NATURE: Interacting with nature can really lift your mood and lead onto a positive mindset! Getting out and spending some time within nature can really radiate your mood and make you feel zen and relaxed! This can easily get so boring if you have nothing to do, however you can take that book outside and read it there, do some drawing, write a diary/poem, do some planning/blogging ANYTHING! Whenever I spend couple hours out within nature I instantly feel my mood uplifted and radiant! 

10. EDUCATE YOURSELF : Last but definitely not least is to educate yourself! By this I do not mean go to school/university but simply reading up about topics which interest you such as how the human mind works/science/universe or just tha past history! Anything that you can do at home by yourself! You could always go out and buy educational reading books or if reading isn’t your thing, there is tonnes of YouTube videos out there and podcasts such as Tedtalks which will definitely come in handy at some point in your life! Educating yourself is very important as KNOWLEDGE EQUALS POWER!!! 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and let me know if these types of advice related posts are your fave types of posts to read! 
Ayse Merve! 


73 responses to “10 Healthy Habits For A Better Lifestyle ”

  1. I am SO bookmarking this post omg. I love this post so, so much and will read it again and again. I love that quote too! Such truthful words! And reading is so good I love it! x

    Sami // samiyah.co.uk

  2. Great post! Such good tips here and totally agree. Meal planning is defo one for us!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  3. SaarBlogs says:

    I’m already trying to implement most of these, but it’s always a good thing to get a reminder, you know? The morning thoughts I hadn’t thought of before, though, I’ll have to give that a try 🙂

  4. These are great tips! I read a lot so covered from that front. However, i really need to drink more water! xx corinne

  5. Robyn says:

    I need to do all of these more! I really want to make a better effort to live a healthy lifestyle so will definitely be following these tips!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk

  6. I just absolutely fell in love with this post. Most of these tips are more or less easy to do and don’t take up a lot of time – therefore I will for sure try them out (it also kinda made me feel good about myself that there’s some tips in this that I already do, haha). The tip I love the most is number 9 – connecting with nature (because it reminded me of the time i ran around in a thunderstorm without an umbrella and loved it more than anything).

    you have done some bautiful, beautiful work on this post – words and photography wise.

    xx solange | creativepineapples.blogspot.com

  7. Drinking water is such a big thing for me – it has now become the only thing I do drink.


  8. Fab post 🙂
    I’m a big believer in reading for self-care/enjoyment and an added bonus is that you’ll probably learn something too!
    Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

  9. I think this post was so helpful!
    Keep going girl!


  10. Postivfworld says:

    Great post! Today was my get it done day and I honestly feel cleansed!!! 💪🏽

  11. Sarabi says:

    These tips are simple yet important. I’ve been working on adding these habits to my life but it seems the only thing that sticks is the reading haha.

  12. Brilliant post!!! These are great ideas – for me I really struggle to stick to drinking enough water!

    hayley // hayleyxmartin.com

  13. I love this post! Wonderful!

  14. Amy says:

    What a great post! Very interesting to read, will definitely follow some of these tips. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy x

  15. Struggle so much with drinking water though, need to put in more effort and I constantly put things off, think it’s time I did that haha.
    With Love Yossy x

  16. These are great tips! I need to start keeping better track of my thoughts — right now my journal routine is sort of haphazard. And I love the idea of a day to get it all done!


  17. Kayleigh Zara says:

    These are definitely some amazing tips! I totally agree with especially drinking more water x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  18. SaarBlogs says:

    You had me at “better lifestyle” – these are some great tips, thanks for sharing!

  19. ” get it done day ” omg that’s so cute , i love that idea . i’m definitely adopting that into my lifestyle ! thank you so much , i found this post inspiring 💖 Xx

  20. jolipapier says:

    Wow great post! Love the photos; very simple but beautiful.

  21. Great post, I love all of these tips – they’re really useful!
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  22. Julia says:

    Gotta get better at getting my 2L in a day, I used to be awesome at drinking water but lately I haven’t been so great- especially because it’s winter so I barely ever feel thirsty for water!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  23. I love your photos and I agree with all of these points. Since being ‘healthy’, I have to meal prep, otherwise I end up eating junk. I am in the process though of teaching myself different, nutritional meals that I can make quite quick.

  24. indistilling says:

    Love this post! I am really trying to start a healthier lifestyle for myself so this is so useful! x


  25. phoebe livvy says:

    Love this post, your pictures are lovely 😻

  26. tamsinsview says:

    Friggin loved this post!:)

  27. Zora_M_ says:

    I think all of these are my favorite and I do them. Water, workout, yoga, planning week, nature all <3. You sound great. Going to follow you because I want to hear more from you.

  28. Love this post! I just started planning out my days and having a ‘getting stuff done’ day myself and it’s amazing the difference it makes in your life! I feel like I am so much less stressed now!

  29. I LOVE this post, why didn’t I read this post earlier?! So many brilliant ways to help get that healthy lifestyle. I’m definitely going to try some if not all of these! I feel like it will help calm me down and organise myself now being back at university! Thanks for a great post Ayse!

    Tabitha 🐡🐡 http://www.whattabithaloves.co.uk/

  30. seemajha24 says:

    what a great post! Love it!

  31. Kim says:

    ‘Get It Done’ days are always so rewarding. Great post!

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  33. M says:

    Great post! I love planning out my days and reading. I’m starting to drink more water as well. Good information! Keep up the good work!

    Please check out my blog sometime!

  34. These are great habits! I need to drink more water and spend more time outside. I plan on walking again so I can start running and lose some of this weight I’ve gained. I love being outside in nature but I need to read outside more.

  35. perrinevautour says:

    Drinking (a lot of) water, reading, getting things done and getting active are on my daily to-do list. They make so much difference 🙂


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