Creating and then staying on a planned schedule of any type is difficult for most people, especially if the proposed schedule goes against the things one normally does throughout the day. Of course, no one schedule, routine, or habit will work for every single person. Everyone has different wants, needs, goals, body types, work schedules, and personal things that make it impossible for one schedule to work for everyone. Because of this, you have to customize your healthy schedule to work with the rest of your life and with your body’s needs just like ordering your own custom pedestal or custom dessert, you need to custom make your own healthy routine to fit your own wants, needs, and goals.
There are, however, a few pieces of advice that have been found to work for many people and have been proven to be healthy scheduling tips, some of those tips and advice include:
- Early to bed, early to rise
It is true that some people are more prone to being night owls, however, it is said by many that even when you try to go against your natural clock, it has a way of catching up to you. According to science.education.nih.gov “The biological clock that times and controls a person’s sleep/wake cycle will attempt to function according to a normal day/night schedule even when that person tries to change it.” It is important to go to bed early enough if you plan on waking up earlier. Try to plan according to what you have found works for you in terms of the number of hours of sleep you need each night.
- Amount of Sleep
For adults, the recommended amount of sleep is 7 to 8 hours. This amount works for many but there are some people who can go with less sleep and others who need a little bit more. Go with your own biological needs, if you wake up feeling tired, maybe you need a little more time for sleep and should consider going to be earlier.
The age-old saying, “you are what you eat,” is not necessarily true, you won’t become French fries and hamburgers if you eat them, but the saying does have some merit. If you stuff your diet with fatty foods and caffeinated beverages you feel heavier and more tired compared to when you eat healthier and lighter foods.
These are just a few of the healthy eating and scheduling tips that will really help you to get onto and stay on a healthier schedule.