The start of the year has come and gone, and so has the excitement of keeping in touch with all your resolutions. If you were never serious, you must be back to your poor habits and unhealthy decisions. However, these 10 things are something that you cannot skimp on if you want to be better this year. Keep on reading to find out!
Social Media Break
In the age of social media, there are times when you need to take a break. A social media detox is just what you need to get a better handle on your mental and physical health. Social media apps are addicting enough that people can go hours, usually while scrolling, taking in harmful content. You end up wasting time and drain your mental health too.
Much of the content isn’t always appealing. Lately, on many social media apps, being extremely skinny has come back into trend and can be psychologically harmful to men and women of all ages.
Drinking enough water is a habit that barely anyone focuses on anymore. You’re aware of climate change and the impact the excessive heat has had on the earth, and what you don’t realize is its impact on you. As winter is about to end and spring or summer reappears, remember to carry your water bottle, and stay hydrated!
Your mental health is more important now than ever. Many businesses worldwide are laying off people, and it could be due to technological innovations or a struggling economy. Either way, losing your means of income is bound to be a great stress, and during a tough time, you must make sure you’re taking care of yourself and talking to someone.
Do you get scared of saying no? That’s your sign you haven’t properly set your boundaries with people. It would help if you learned to say no to others and yourself once you can’t handle something or don’t want to do it. It applies both in your personal and private life.
Many skincare or makeup products have been tested on animals and are a huge source of pain and discomfort. Many of these animals end up dying. Even though you might not be directly impacted by it, knowing that you’re boycotting something unethical will provide you with some mental piece. Switch to cruelty-free products instead.
Reach for The Weights
Yes, getting more exercise must have been part of your new year’s resolution. But you don’t realize that you gain more by strength training than cardio. Ditch the idea of losing weight and reach for the weight to get stronger.
Did you know ozone gas can treat many uncurable illnesses such as arthritis? Research the different types of ozone therapy to find new ways to build your immunity!
It’s time you realize how much sun tanning can harm you. Yes, you should completely boycott tanning beds because they are known to cause skin cancer but also try to stop sun tanning as much as possible. Getting too many harmful UV rays, especially with the deteriorating climate, is too much of a risk.
When was the last time you went to a doctor’s appointment/to get your regular health checkup to ensure everything works as it should?
With rising inflation, you must ensure you are properly budgeting your income. Whether taking out a notepad or downloading a budgeting app, try to start budgeting to make financially smarter decisions.
Benefits of Taking Care of Your Health
Improved Mental Health
Mental health is now at an all-time low, and taking care of it is the most important priority. You will live a comparatively stress-free day when you stay away from social media influences and learn to say no when you’ve had enough.
Every reason mentioned above is there to help you be healthier mentally and physically. Start taking care of yourself to become physically stronger. The pandemic left many of you physically weak, and it’s time to regain your health!
Quality of Life
Both mental and physical wellness is bound to increase your quality of life, giving you time to spend with your loved ones!
Things to Leave Behind in 2022
Smoking is slowly becoming a craze, especially with vapes among young people. Please know nothing good comes from a nicotine addiction; all you need are poor lungs and a high chance of lung cancer, which is severely fatal.
It’s time to take care of your liver and quit your drinking habits. Yes, recreational drinking harms so much, but it’s about taking small steps to a longer life.
Have you noticed how everyone believes the new resolution is to stretch yourself to the maximum in your career life? Get out of the mindset. Yes, hustling and making money are important, but what is more important is your physical and mental health. Don’t get stuck in this toxic cycle.
Health should always be your priority; it is okay if you need a new year to realize that priority. No matter what reason, what matters is that you’re taking the correct steps toward a healthier future.