New Year’s Resolutions have been given the boot. The new trend? Listing your “In’s and Out’s” for the year ahead. The idea behind the trend is to make a more manageable list of lifestyle changes that will eventually improve your overall quality of life.
We have compiled our list of in’s and out’s for 2023, take a look below:
- Regular physical activity: Regular exercise has been shown to not only improve physical health, but mental health and wellbeing as well. It can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost self-esteem. Aim to incorporate a minimum of 30-minutes per day into your routine and see how your mood improves.
- Intuitive and educated eating habits: Eating a balanced, nutritious diet can provide the body with the nutrients it needs to function properly, which can help improve overall health and wellbeing. This year, stay away from fads and quick fixes, and learn what your body needs to function. Eating a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help to improve energy levels and reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
- Quality sleep: Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Lack of sleep can contribute to a range of health problems and can have a negative impact on mood, cognitive function, and productivity.
- Adopting sustainable clothing habits: The fast fashion industry is a significant contributor to environmental pollution, resource depletion and the use of toxic chemicals. By choosing to buy fewer clothes and instead investing in higher-quality, sustainably made items, individuals can reduce their environmental impact while also promoting a more mindful and ethical approach to consumption. Additionally, instead of constantly buying new clothes, consider repairing and upcycling the clothes you already own, supporting second-hand and vintage clothing shops, or renting clothes as an alternative.
- Connect with others: Strong social connections have been linked to better health outcomes, and people who have strong social support tend to be happier and more resilient in the face of stress and adversity.
- Purposeful procrastination: Putting things off can lead to stress, anxiety and guilt. It can also lead to poor time management, and affect productivity and self-esteem. Create a plan for getting things done and stick to it!
- Negative self-talk: Negative self-talk is a common problem and it can cause self-doubt, fear, and low self-esteem. By becoming more aware of negative thoughts and learning to reframe them in a more positive light, you can improve your mental wellbeing and boost your self-esteem.
- Too much multitasking: Multitasking can have a negative impact on your overall wellbeing, as it can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed and contribute to stress, anxiety and fatigue. Research has shown that when we multitask, we are unable to fully focus on any one task, which can lead to lower quality work, more mistakes and greater difficulty in completing projects.
- Social media overuse: Spending too much time on social media can lead to feelings of social isolation, anxiety and depression. It can also disrupt sleep, affect attention span and contribute to negative body image. Spend less time scrolling and more time on achieving your goals or bettering your mental wellbeing.
Making these small changes to your lifestyle throughout the year can be an effective way to improve overall wellbeing, as it can help to promote physical and mental health and reduce the risk of chronic health conditions. What does this mean for you? You’ll be well on your way to achieving a Rich Life in no time!