Plant a small herb garden. Herbs are pretty fail-safe. It is hard to kill them once they are leaf barring. Make a ritual to water and don’t forget and you are on your way to nurturing something that will return its love trifold. Basil is the easiest plant to start with- it is almost impossible to kill it or over water it. Just remember once every few days and you are golden. Place in plenty of sunlight and you have some yummy, vitamin enriched additives coming your way. Basil will grow pretty rapidly after the first month or so and enjoys a being maintained and cut down. Keep the bush at about 1-2 feet high by cutting the branches down then they get too long. Cut in bunches and then remove and wash the leaves for culinary use. Eat the leaves plain, in your favorite mixed drink, or on the microwave pizza you are probably eating tonight. It will give you lots of vitamins and antioxidants to keep you healthy and tastes great in the process.
Meal prep. A major component to the cycle of unhappiness and unhealthiness is process, fatty, and easy food. Often we are victims to this gamut of running out to grab a quick burger and fries at lunch. Not only is this taking a toll on our organs but also our wallets. Prepare ahead of time. Whether you shop each day for that night’s meal or once a week. Think about your breakfast and dinner options. There are even less harmful easy meals in your grocer’s freezer then what you can find in a drive thru. Look at the ingredients and try to eat things in which you can pronounce all the ingredients listed. If not, move on to something else. By one thing from your outer perimeter each trip. Even if its milk or meat it is still healthier than what you are getting in the center aisles. Being prepared will help you avoid bad decisions and get you in the mindset of investing in you.
Take a walk. If all you do is walk around your living room for 10 or 15 minutes, it will be a greater accomplishment then sitting in your chair. Take the time out to enjoy small increments of exercising and building up your endurance and ability. No effort is ever wasted when committing and working towards a healthier and happier life.