This Diwali, light up your life by adopting these 5 healthy habits

Add a deeper meaning to your Diwali celebrations this year by adopting healthy habits to light up your life!
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Adopt these happy and healthy habits in your life. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Chandni Tugnait Published: 23 Oct 2022, 04:30 pm IST
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Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India, and it marks the beginning of a new year for many. This is the perfect time to pick up some new and healthy habits that can help to make your life even better. There are many things that we can all do to celebrate the holiday season in a positive and balanced way.

5 ways to stay happy and healthy during Diwali and beyond

1. Embrace mindfulness in all aspects of life

Mindfulness is a great way to improve your mood, reduce stress levels and enjoy the things in life more. Whether it is eating mindfully to savour each bite or focusing intently on work tasks with clear thoughts while producing excellent results, practicing mindfulness can benefit every moment of our lives! This Diwali, why not pick up this healthy habit? You might be surprised by how happy ‘being present’ makes you feel.

Mindfulness will help you stay sane! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Improved sleep habits

One of the other healthy habits to consider is improving your sleep habits. From turning off electronics before bedtime to avoiding caffeine late in the day, there are different ways for experiencing better quality of sleep every night. By prioritizing restful sleep during Diwali, you can help ensure that you are well-rested and energized for all the exciting events ahead!

3. Connecting with loved ones more often

This is a habit worth picking up! Try to strengthen your relationships with those around you – friends, family members, coworkers, etc. Rather than just sending quick text messages or making brief phone calls between obligations, set aside some dedicated time each week to connect meaningfully with these important people in your life. Building these deeper connections will bring you joy now and help you feel supported during difficult times.

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Being with loved ones is one of the healthy habits you should pursuit. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Gratitude journal

Often overlooked but hugely beneficial, gratitude journaling is an excellent habit to incorporate during Diwali and beyond. Simply taking time each day to write down what you are thankful for has been shown to increase happiness, reduce stress, and promote greater wellbeing overall. So, if you’re looking for ways to become more mindful or find joy throughout the festival season, this might be the perfect habit for you.

5. Exercise regularly with a healthy diet

Exercise has been shown to have incredible benefits for both physical health and mental well-being. So, set aside some time each day for physical activity – even if it’s just a quick walk or yoga session – and watch as your body and mind start feeling stronger and more energized. Also, make sure to eat nutritious foods which will help give you the energy boost you need to succeed both mentally and physically.

The last word

Diwali is a time for celebration and new beginnings, and what could be more fitting than starting off the year with some new, healthy habits? There are many great goals to set for yourself this festive season. And while you are at it, remember to have fun and enjoy the process.


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About the Author

Dr Chandni Tugnait, MD (Alternative Medicine), Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Business Coach, NLP Expert, Healer, Founder & Director - Gateway of Healing  ...Read More

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