The pandemic has made us re-evaluate many lifestyle habits and 2022 is the perfect time to re-shape your wellness routine and revivify your life, especially as 2021 made promises that were mostly never fulfilled.
Rather than attempting sweeping life changes like quitting social media or losing weight, focus on the small things. That way, you’ll work towards your larger goals without feeling overwhelmed, and learn something new about yourself during a less-stressful process. It’s truly a win-win situation.
See habits you can adopt for 2022:
- Drink 2-3 litres of water every day
- Better sleep schedule!
- Vegetables are the real deal
- Engage in 30 minutes activity of your choice
- Do one thing you enjoy in your day or week
- Avoid using any gadgets or devices 30 minutes before bedtime
- Each day, spend some time de-stressing
Drink 2-3 litres of water every day
This is not new to anyone, really. The anthem to drink more water, especially during this pandemic, has been sung more times than anyone can remember. Water is the most essential ingredient for perfect mental and physical wellbeing. Mild dehydration can affect you mentally and physically. Staying hydrated is the key to maintaining energy, reducing headaches and so much more. you could use reminders on your phone so you finish your set target for the day.
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Better sleep schedule!
We may have to start begging millennials and Gen Z to prioritise sleep in their daily schedule – maybe we will use town criers. Let 2022 be the year that you finally take control of your sleep schedule. Getting proper sleep affects your appetite, mood, hormones and general wellbeing. Once you start prioritising sleep, there’s less chance of you being irritable, stressed or inclined to snack at improper times of the day.
Vegetables are the real deal
Including vegetables in your meals every day is not negotiable. Vegetables have nutrients and antioxidants which help you stay healthy and prevent disease, as well as help you lose weight due to their low-calorie content. 2 cups of vegetables are advised to be consumed every day. This can be difficult for some of you, but pertinent for good health.
Engage in 30 minutes activity of your choice
Physical movement helps
It’s no secret that moving more helps us to be fitter and healthier. Research shows that as little as 30 minutes of activity per day can offer multiple benefits for cardiovascular health, hormonal health and so much more. You may choose to dance, practice, or go for a walk if you can’t get in a workout. After 30 days you should see improvements in your muscular strength, endurance, and balance.
Do one thing you enjoy in your day or week
It could be as simple as a dance class, a new hobby or skill or joining a book club – something that makes you feel happy. Or even start with something smaller. Maybe some time with yourself drinking your tea or coffee. Have you tried taking up an online course?
Avoid using any gadgets or devices 30 minutes before bedtime
The routine usually is to hop into the pyjamas, flip the lights off, crawl into bed and then reach for your mobile phone. We’re all guilty of it. And hey, you may even find yourself guilty of it right now while reading this article. But since you’re here… drop that gadget and go to bed! Studies have shown these devices can interfere with sleep by suppressing the production of melatonin, a natural hormone released in.
Each day, spend some time de-stressing
If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even 10 minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. Start by using a simple free app at a time convenient to you.