The following is a collaboration piece sent in to me that shares some great ways to view your health.
Being healthy is a natural state of your body. Being healthy demands efforts, motivation, and control. For those who struggle with a life-threatening health condition, the battle is real, and they understand exactly what it means to invest in their health. They can’t afford not to; otherwise, they put themselves at risk of complications.
But for anyone else, being healthy is a given. As a result, we often forget that if we don’t look after it, we can’t maintain our health. It’s a challenge to create a health care routine, and the challenge begins with your mind. Indeed, being naturally in good health means that you are less likely to be aware of the dangers lurking in your lifestyle choices. But, now or later, you might have to pay for poor decisions. So, making your health a priority means that you can establish an automatic routine that protects you from everyday woes.
Pick a comfortable skincare routine, and you’ll stick to it forever
It’s the simple gestures that are the most difficult to learn. For many busy adults, the list of excuses is long.
I’ve got no time for that.
I only do it once in a while.
Does it really matter?
And so on, and so on.
Something as straightforward as skincare, which should take only a few minutes in your day, feels like an insurmountable mountain. Relax, there is a way to make your skincare routine feels like a breeze. If you’ve been relying on beauty magazines for guidance, you might have a cabinet filled with products you never use or never remember how to use. The secret to make it work is to keep your routine sweet and short, such as with a natural skincare solution that helps your skin without adding any artificial product. Why you should pick a natural solution? Because they’re quick to apply and light on your skin. Besides, they’re perfect for the whole family; a shared routine is a routine you can’t forget.
No more excuse: Get your healthy subscription
Do you sometimes struggle to keep track of what you need or when you need to buy new products? Ultimately, in our hectic lives, some things can naturally fall off the priority list. When you’ve got a lot to think about, it’s easy to drag the less critical items a little longer. But you can rely on subscription accounts to do all the thinking for you. Using a manual toothbrush subscription, for instance, ensures that you get to change your toothbrush regularly. It should be every three months according to specialists, but most people replace their toothbrushes once or twice a year away. Failure to stay on top of your schedule can lead to issues – if you brush your teeth every day with an old toothbrush you will leave harmful bacteria in your mouth.
Avoid temptations: Just don’t buy into it
The problem with making your health an automatism is that you need to eliminate temptations from the start. If you want to focus your energy to develop a healthy lifestyle, you are more likely to stick to your objectives if you don’t buy unhealthy products. As a rule of the thumb, you shouldn’t buy any food you see advertised on TV. Indeed, it’s likely that organic food producers don’t have the budget to promote their produce. While, on the other hand, you can expect chocolate bars and other junk food manufacturers to have a dedicated marketing budget.
Oops, I forgot!
Do you find yourself failing to learn new habits because you can’t remember them? For instance, if you’ve decided to drink at least 8 glasses of water during the day, you can find that your mind forgets when you’re already engaged in another activity. The easy solution is to create a reminder on your phone for each positive habit you want to learn. While it might feel a little irritating at first, within a few weeks, you won’t need most of the reminders anymore. The only way to make something automatic is to repeat the action regularly!
Make yourself accountable
Last, but not least, you have to be honest with yourself. Set a goal and make yourself accountable when you don’t stick to your schedule. When you don’t, you are more likely to develop a form of leniency and gradually ignore your objectives altogether. Be honest with your, and more importantly ask yourself why you didn’t follow your plan. As you do, you learn to live to the highest expectations, yours.
Being healthy is not a given, it’s the result of your lifestyle, genetics, and hard work. What this means is that as you get older, your body grows weak and develops issues. But if you make your health routine an automatic extension of your lifestyle, you can avoid health scares and troubles for longer.