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  • Writer's pictureBon Blossman

Mind Blown: These 5 Life Hacks Backed by Science Will Revolutionize Your Daily Routine!

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Are you ready to revolutionize your life? Brace yourselves, because we'll dive into five shocking and scientifically proven life hacks that promise to transform your daily routine, enhance your productivity, and unleash your full potential!

Woman on top of the world.
Everything I do, including taking good care of myself, is calculated to get back to an amusement park

Power Napping Unleashes Creativity: Studies have consistently shown that a quick 20-minute power nap can significantly improve alertness, mood, and creativity. Research published in the journal Sleep confirms that a short nap can boost your brain power, unlocking enhanced problem-solving and learning abilities [1]. This is my struggle, as I have ADHD and my mind doesn't like to turn off. I vow to work on power naps - somehow.

Woman sleeping on a pink couch, copping a power nap.
Take a power nap like a princess!

Cold Showers for Enhanced Alertness: Ditching the comfort of warm water might sound chilling, but taking a cold shower has numerous benefits. Research from the Journal of Circumpolar Health has found that cold showers can improve circulation, boost mood, and increase alertness, setting a tone of vitality for your day [2]. After a warm soak, I do a cool down with cool water, which has definitely made a difference in how I feel.

Two-Minute Rule for Productivity: Feel overwhelmed by endless to-do lists? The two-minute rule can change the game. According to productivity expert David Allen, if a task takes less than two minutes, do it immediately. This simple hack, featured in his book Getting Things Done, has been widely acknowledged for improving efficiency and reducing procrastination [3]. This is helpful, as those less than two-minute tasks can pile up and feel overwhelming. Since implementing this change, my to-do list is far more manageable, and I feel a sense of accomplishment getting to cross the task off my list.

Nature Walks Boost Mental Well-being: A breath of fresh air can do wonders for your mind! Studies, including one published in PNAS, have found that walking in nature can reduce rumination and stress while increasing attention and mental well-being [4]. If the Texas heat wasn't so hellish and stifling, we could do this year-round, but if you live in a location where you can get out in nature, even for a few minutes, it does help your stress levels. Mother nature is so nurturing.

Getting one with nature transforms the body, mind, and soul.
Take a nature hike - it's magical.

Gratitude Journals Elevate Happiness: Want to elevate your happiness levels? Keeping a gratitude journal can make a significant difference. A study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology found that regularly jotting down things you're thankful for can increase well-being and life satisfaction [5].

Conclusion: Armed with these scientifically-backed life hacks, you’re on the path to revolutionizing your daily routine and enhancing your life. Remember, the journey to self-improvement is an ongoing process, and these hacks are your stepping stones to achieving your highest potential!


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