Stop Doing These 5 Things Today If You Want To Stay Happy And Healthy
Who doesn’t want to be happy and healthy? Health is wealth, and happiness may seem elusive to many, but it becomes more possible when you put a focus on your health. Health and happiness are intertwined. If you’re unhealthy, it’ll affect your mood, your energy levels, and therefore, how happy you are on a day-to-day basis. Plus, if you’re not doing the things that make you happy, no amount of water will stop you from feeling stressed. Stress can then make you physically ill and stop you from sleeping, among other things.
Here, we’re going to talk about what you should stop doing if you want to stay happy and healthy. Take a look and see what you need to remove from your current lifestyle to feel better:
Procrastinating can happen for many reasons, but it’s usually either because the person procrastinating really doesn’t want to do the work they have to do, or because they are such a perfectionist they are afraid to start in case they fail.
Perfectionism doesn’t exist, so aiming for perfection is futile. Accepting that you will make mistakes is a must. Getting started can be the hardest thing about any project, whether you want to get fit or do something else with your life. By taking a small step in the right direction, you’ll get the ball rolling. Break the goal down into tiny steps and see which of them you can do today. Aim to do at least one thing to move closer to your goal each day.
2. Stop Skipping Out On Your Health Appointments
Health appointments are so important, whether you’re going for a routine dental cleaning or having a cervical smear. Make sure you make a note of when your last appointment was and sign up for reminders if you can. Again, you may procrastinate, but it’s always better to go to these appointments as soon as you can. You’ll be able to spot any issues early on this way.
3. Stop Trying To Burn The Candle At Both Ends
Many people try to burn the candle at both ends. Perhaps you work hard, try to get a lot done at home, then end up going to bed late and getting up early. Eventually, it’s going to catch up with you. Your sleep should be a priority. Try to only have a small handful of tasks that are ‘essential’ each day. Anything else you get done is a bonus, but this way you can make sure you’re getting into a consistent sleep and wake routine.
4. Stop Saying Yes To Things You Don’t Want To Do
Getting out of your comfort zone can be good, but when your gut is screaming at you not to do something, you shouldn’t do it. Rather than blindly saying yes to things without first figuring out if you want to do them, give yourself a moment. Try to listen to your intuition. Be honest if you don’t want to do something. You’ll end up with only the best people for you still around you!
5. Stop Being Mean To Yourself
Being mean to yourself could mean comparing yourself to others or relentlessly criticizing yourself. Many people do both. It could mean drinking too much alcohol, being reckless with your health, not getting enough sleep, feeling guilty for things you can’t change, not changing things you do have the power to, and much more. Try to speak to yourself as you would a friend; perhaps looking into a dual diagnosis treatment center or sourcing other forms of support may help.