5 habits to develop this year
Every New Year brings the opportunity to further better yourself and make better decisions about your wellbeing. Got into some habits you’re not proud of last year? Don’t worry, what counts is that you’re willing to make a change. Here are 5 habits you’ll be happy you develop this year.
1. Spend quality time with yourself
As much as you like to spend time with others, learn to also reserve time for yourself to do things that make you feel good. Go on a solo movie & dinner date, spend a quiet evening at home in your own company, take a lengthy walk to the park, or even try meditation. The point of this is to allow you to reconnect with yourself, release anything that might be weighing you down so you can feel loads lighter.
2. Prioritise your health
Turn looking after yourself into a routine that you take pride in and can enjoy. A good start could be simply eating better than you did last year and it doesn’t have to be expensive, choma. You’ll find that a simple change like choosing mostly fresh, whole veggies over processed, unhealthy foods can work out to be easier on your pocket if you shop smart. The added benefit is that you’ll save a bit more cash to use for things like doctor’s visits as well as making sure you finally cross HIV & STI tests off that to-do list that you’ve been putting off for a while now.
3. Find learning in everything
It’s been said that in life, we never truly stop learning, but it all comes down to a choice you make with every situation you face. It’s easy to keep a pessimistic mind about things that happen, but the way to make sure you can stay hopeful is to find something new to learn from whatever comes your way. Dwelling negatively on things that are out of your control or things that are in the past will only build up your stress levels, so take a deep breath and live as you learn.
4. Focus on what you can change
Spending endless hours worrying about things that are out of your control isn’t healthy. Sometimes we tend to believe that we must be able to fix every single situation that comes our way, which is quite impossible. Rather focus your energy and mind power on the things you can solve, then celebrate yourself when you have figured things out.
5. Realise that you’re enough
The biggest contribution to lack of self-esteem is the idea that you, as you are, are not enough. This year, you should learn to appreciate yourself and find yourself entirely worthy of all the love you get from people around you, as well the love you should be giving to yourself. You are beautiful and loved beyond measure and you have to know this, each and every day.
Making a change only boils down to make the decision to do so. Once you have, and you know that it’s for the best, it will be easy to stay committed to your new habits. Remember choma, whether you live a positive, healthy life is always up to you.
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