2021 is finally here, who is rejoicing in their seat right now? There’s no point beating around the bush, it’s been a really hard year for a huge amount of people, and 2021 has given us a glimmer of hope in a very dark time.
It’s been a bit of a bumpy start so far, but there are plenty of things to look forward to this year, and most importantly we now have a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, so we can begin to figure back and get our health more on track.
A Healthier Option
New Year is a time when most people will begin to make healthy resolutions for the coming twelve months, but this year feels like it’s important, not least because being healthier, in general, will improve your chances of surviving the Coronavirus should you be unfortunate enough to catch it.
Here are five things you can do to improve your overall health in 2021 and set yourself up for a healthier future going forward.
A strange thing to put right at the top of a health list, right? Actually, most people could do with some therapy in their lives, even if they’re not struggling to with anything in particular.
Therapy helps us to organize our past and sort out our future in a way that means we’re better equipped to cope with the world going forward. Improve your mental wellbeing with therapy, and you’ll be stronger and much more able to cope with anything that comes your way.
Eating well is great for your body, but it’s also great for your mental health. The folks over at edentreatment.com see many patients who have a bad relationship with food, which can deteriorate into a bad relationship with life.
Kick start your healthy eating regimen by including whole grains, lots of fruit and veg, and unprocessed foods into your diet this year.
Exercise is great for the mind and the body, and it releases endorphins that make you feel stronger, happier, and more confident. Many people get a slight hit of euphoria after a good workout, which can mean you’re much more likely to give it a go again!
Start small but work out every day to see the benefits in your life.
Make Time for Mindfulness
Being healthy isn’t all about eating well and exercising; you need to make time for your mental health too.
Every day set aside some time for mindfulness in whatever way works for you. This might be in meditating, doing a gratitude journal, or even taking a walk in nature without your earphones on! Making time for mindfulness will give you the few minutes you need every day to relax and enjoy your life.
Do A Spring Clean
Did you know that a pairing clean can be really good for your health? That old adage “a change is as good as a rest” really does mean that cleaning up and tidying out the old will benefit you mentally!