Fix Bad Habits When It Comes to Your Lifestyle

Fix Bad Habits When It Comes to Your Lifestyle

The following contribution is from another author.

We can all find that we fall into the trap of bad choices when it comes to our health. We have all been there and sometimes habits can develop without us even realizing, which means making changes or perhaps giving up certain vices harder than you once thought. At this time of year, we can all start to think about some of the bad habits we have developed and try and find ways to kick them for good. It can from part of a lifestyle change that you embark on or you simply want to get rid of specific things in your life. Now is as good a time as any to start thinking about setting goals to kick some of your bad habits, but which ones could be affecting you the most? With that in mind, here are some quick fixes you can make to some of the common bad lifestyle choices everyone can make. 

Reaching for an alcoholic drink

Sometimes an alcoholic drink at the end of the evening or a night out can be a great way to relax and be sociable. But what you might find is that you reach for this more than you don’t which could indicate that a bad habit has formed. It is by no means suggesting you are reliant on alcohol or struggling with alcoholism, but it can mean that you are on that path if you feel like you need that drink. A quick fix is to get rid of the temptation, don’t keep it in your home. If you are out try and choose a non alcoholic drink, or limit yourself to one before heading home. It may feel difficult at first, but it will soon help you to develop new habits and feel better and healthier for it. 

Trying to give up smoking 

Smoking is definitely one of those habits that can be hard to kick, and so as you can imagine there are a number of ways you can do it. Many of us are fully aware of the health issues surrounding smoking and the long term damage it can do, so that can often be incentive enough to make some changes. However, it is an addiction that many people struggle to overcome. You could also speak to your doctor about giving up for good, and they can advise different programs to try. It could really help your health by making that quick fix for change. 

Not exercising enough and having a bad diet

It isn’t a good lifestyle choice to make if you are not being active in your life or taking care of what you are putting into your body. We get out of our body what we invest into it, which means a healthy and balanced diet and regular exercise will have us keeping fit and healthy for longer. But it isn’t easy to start new habits like this, especially exercise when you may not have done anything for a while. If being more active is on the cards this year then why not help yourself out with a smartwatch that could help you track exercise, your steps and workouts. There are some excellent reviews on websites like Ravingtrends.com to give you an idea of what you can get. The best method is just to start and keep yourself motivated with small goals and targets to achieve. This can be the same for a diet. Try and not diet specifically but instead focus on a goal of a healthy balanced diet which helps you to get all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to function. 

Burning the candle at both ends 

Finally, you might be guilty of burning the candle at both ends when it comes to your lifestyle. Staying out late with friends or your partner, pushing yourself mentally with deadlines and your workload, or generally having too much on your plate. This can cause you to avoid sleep and rest, and taking good care of yourself. A quick fix would be to analyze your day to day routine and really streamline your time. Time management can help you stay on track of what you have to do and give you time for some of the other important things such as self care. It might also be a good idea to get rid of unnecessary things that you don’t need to waste your time with, prioritize your day to get the most out of it. 

Let’s hope that his has made you think of some of the bad habits you may have developed and how you can implement some quick fixes for getting back on track. 

 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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