Posted on May 17th, 2023
You already know that your health is your greatest gift. But if you neglect it, it may not shine quite as brightly. Today, we take a quick look at smart moves to make when you want to protect your most precious possession. From watching what you eat to moving your body and checking your relationships, today’s tips shared by Claybrooks Cultural Health Care Consulting Services (CCHCCS), LLC can help you enjoy the best of this and every year.
Watch What You Eat
To maintain your health, first, start with watching your plate. Whole plant foods are a great option, which is the best place to begin when you are ready to reboot your lifestyle. Eating whole foods provides you with nutrition and energy without the additives found on the interior aisles of the grocery store.
Create Positivity At Home
Happiness is homemade, but it is also a conscious decision. Take steps at home to improve your living environment, which will, in turn, give your wellness endeavors a boost. Declutter, add plants and open the windows for more natural light, all of which help banish negativity and improve the atmosphere.
Eliminate Negative Influences
It’s also time to banish negativity outside of the home. If you’re not happy with your job, for example, find somewhere else to clock in each day. Have friends that make you miserable? They don’t belong in your life. Not sure how to spot toxic people? The Science Of People outlines seven of the worst, including narcissists and liars.
Get Off The Couch
It’s not easy to resist a cozy day on the sofa with your loved ones. But these should not be every day. Make a point to move your body for at least 30 to 60 minutes each day. Queensland Health shares ideas here, including dance parties, hiking, and rock climbing.
Don’t Dwell On The Past
Many of us are still a bit skittish to get past the blur of life we called 2020 and 2021. Fortunately, most experts agree that the worst of our shared global crisis is over. The pandemic left many of us afraid to move forward with plans for fear of being away from our loved ones, down flights, and closed businesses. Move into 2023 with hope for the future, not fear of the past.
Focus On Sustainability
Like happiness, sustainability is a conscious decision. You can choose to invest in things for your life and home that do Mother Nature good, or you can choose to continue adding to the problem. Consider your candles, for example. A beautiful and stylish coconut candle is a more sustainable option than one found in a glass pillar. Another smart move here: downsize your possessions. When you have fewer things, you create less waste and you spend less money.
Evaluate Your Relationship (Or Lack Of)
Our romantic relationships are supposed to make us happy. If they don’t (or if you’re perpetually single), plan to make improvements to your love life in 2023. Rekindle your feelings for your current partner, start dating to find a new one, or exit a relationship that makes you feel bad about yourself so that you can get to know who you are and what you want out of life in general.
All of the above tips can help you reduce stress, improve your self-esteem, and build your resilience, all important aspects of happiness. By prioritizing your wellness with simple steps, such as ousting negativity at home and prioritizing sustainability in your life, you lay a solid foundation for your best year yet. Remember, 2023 is yours, and there’s no reason to move forward with fear or negativity.