Falling into a position where you don’t quite feel your best is easy. After all, we’re all creatures of habit — and if those habits aren’t quite as good for you as they could or should be, then at some point, you’ll begin to feel a little mentally or physically damaged. The good news is that while it’s easy to fall into that position, it’s also pretty easy to climb out of it, too. All you need to do is to replace those bad habits with good habits! That can sound like a big ask, but if you need some encouragement, think of this: all you really need is a month of good habits, and you’ll feel much, much better. In this blog, we’ll run four actions for you to take on board. Give them a try for one month, and see how good you feel!
People who don’t exercise can have a low opinion of working up a sweat. They think that it’s all driven by an egotistical drive to look better. However, those that do exercise know that this isn’t the case. You actually will look better if you regularly visit the gym, but that’s not why people do it. They do it because it can have a tremendously positive impact on mental and physical well-being. You’ll have more energy and be happier, essentially.
Stretch it Out
There’s so much value in stretching. It can help to make your body feel how it is supposed to feel. We all spend more time sitting down and all-around crunched up than we should. Stretching helps to undo that damage, and it can have a long-lasting positive impact. If it’s been a while since you really stretched your body, look at following along with a YouTube channel, or you can use a service like iFlex Assisted Stretching if you have injuries or extreme tightness. You’ll likely feel better after your first stretching session, and the benefits will only begin to improve after that.
Give up Toxins
In many cases, it’s not what you do that matters. It’s what you don’t do. Things like alcohol are so normalized in our culture that people can easily fall into the habit of drinking every day. But that action can have a negative impact on your overall well-being, even if you only drink small amounts. If you’ve never done an alcohol detox, look at giving up for a month. You might be surprised by just how physically and mentally great you feel once you’re finished.
Go into Nature
Scientists are beginning to understand just how much of a positive impact nature can have on an individual. Studies have shown that spending two hours in nature each week — either all at once or in some intervals — can have a tremendously positive impact on a person’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Plus, it’s fun. If you’ve got some time to play with, look at taking a trip into the great outdoors. Chances are, you’ll feel fantastic once you’re back home.