It is officially 2020, and tons of people are setting their resolutions and looking into how to make wellness a priority this year. If you’ve struggled with focusing on your own happiness and wellbeing in the past, now is a great time to change that: we’re at the very start of a brand new decade, and if that isn’t a fresh start then what is?!
Keep reading to see my best tips on how to make wellness a priority this year and have your best year ever!
Find A Hobby That Actually Makes You Happy
We live in a very tech oriented society and it’s now possible to make money in so many different ways that were never really an option before (like making money online!)
But with that comes pressure and this “hustle culture” mentality that everything in life needs to be a side hustle, your main hustle, or something that contributes to your wallet and making money in some way.
If we think like that all the time, then it takes the fun out of life because we’re no longer doing things just for the pure enjoyment of doing them.
So in order to make wellness a priority in your life, write down some things and make a list of what you really actually love doing just for fun and think about how you can turn those things into a hobby.
For example, if spending time outside makes you happy then would it be a great option to start going for a 20 minute walk every day, or could you take up hiking where you live?
The first reason is that you personally will feel better. Once you cut out meat and dairy, you will have so much more energy since those things take forever for the body to digest and as a result make you extremely sluggish.
Animal products are also the most fat and calorie dense foods that there are.
I’m not saying to cut out meat and dairy and just replace them with a bunch of vegan junk food and you’ll be set. But truly eat more plant based as in increase your intake of fruits and veggies and especially greens!
You will notice improvements in everything from your energy levels to how your hair, skin, and nails look from doing this.
Another reason eating more plant based vegan food and less animal products will improve your wellness is because by doing so you’re doing something great for the planet and impacting the world in a positive way.
By now we all know how animal agriculture is one of the leading polluters and contributors to climate change.
So by doing good things for others and for the planet, you’re going to be more fulfilled and happy because you’re living in better alignment with your values and ethics!
For me and for many other people out there, being in a place that has too much clutter is very distracting and causes so much unnecessary anxiety.
Going into this new year and new decade, a decluttering project could help you clear up a bunch of mental space and put you at ease with things in your life!
Decluttering is the first step in getting more organized and taking greater control over your life. It’s also a great step to take if you want to make wellness a priority in your life.
So go through your closet, bathroom, office, kitchen, storage areas, etc, and give away/sell/recycle anything you can that you don’t want anymore, and throw the rest out.
You will honestly be so much more at peace and calm from doing this – try it out one Sunday!
Find A New Podcast to Motivate You
So over the last two years podcasts have really blown up and now they’re everyone’s new favorite thing! You can find podcasts on literally almost any topic you want: how to get organized, how to start a business, how to calm anxiety, etc!
One thing that I’ve started implementing is instead of listening to the radio in my car while I’m driving, I just plug my phone into my car and listen to a motivational podcast instead.
That way instead of just listening to songs that I’ve heard 72496 times I’m actually absorbing knowledge and information that is going to help me better my life in the long run.
So get your phone and go into the podcast app to look for one that sounds appealing to you!
Put Your Phone Away At Least 45 Minutes Before Bed
I’m definitely guilty of this, but using your phone right up until you go to sleep is the worst because the blue light will interfere with your ability to achieve the best quality deep sleep.
I have seen this tip time and time again and I’m going to tell you honestly that most of us as millennials are addicted to our phones, and you might have the best intentions of shutting it off a decent amount of time before bed but it just never happens.
This has also been the case for me in the past, and the thing that is really going to make you actually do this and stick to it is implementing a night time routine and filling in that time that you would normally spend scrolling on your phone with something that you look forward to doing that doesn’t involve your phone.
This could be doing some light yoga or stretching before bed, it could be journalling, it could be listening to calming music, or whatever you want.
A good example of how to fill that time without your phone would be to read a book. Reading is very calming and is the perfect activity to do to wind down before bed and ensure that you get a great sleep.
There are tons of other things you could do to replace looking at your phone at night – just pick one and get into the routine of doing it and soon it’ll be habit!
Thank you so much for reading my best tips on how to make wellness a priority in your life in 2020! What tips do you try to follow that I didn’t mention here? Let me know in the comments below, and if you liked this post please share it on Pinterest! 🙂
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