Dark chocolate can increase your brain capacity, and getting a massage once a month can help you relax and reduce stress. Cultivating gratitude is one of the most effective habits for living a more content and fulfilled life. Being thankful for even the smallest aspects of your life can free you from the search for something more, and help you find joy and meaning in what you have. It can also make you less reliant on material possessions.
Did you know that, according to a Harvard University study, reducing your meat consumption, even just once a week, can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 19%? Eating a diet rich in red meat and other processed meats has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity and other health issues. Cutting down on meat consumption can also benefit the environment by decreasing the amount of fossil fuel and water used to raise livestock. Take some time to dedicate a day to fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, cereals and nuts. Wash them properly, hang and fold them instead of throwing them on the floor, and repair things if necessary.
Here's a basic guide with 101 tips for taking care of everything in your closet. It may seem obvious, but washing your hands is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick. According to Microbe World, we all have millions of microbes on our hands. When we forget to wash our hands or don't wash them properly, we can transmit these germs to other people or infect ourselves by touching our eyes, mouth, nose, or cuts on the body.
The best way to wash is with soap and water for about 15 seconds (or as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”).