2022 is nearly upon us and it’s time for the phrase ‘new year, new you' to be thrown around. But what if it really was your year to make changes? We’ve put together a list of tips to increase your physical and mental wellbeing so you can finally achieve that glow-up you’ve always wanted at a level you never had dreamed possible.
Invest In Your Physical Health
Your body is a wonder, it keeps you moving, functioning, and all-around living. Look after it because sometimes damage can be irreversible, so keeping your physical wellbeing in the best health possible will keep you feeling great.
Make sure you eat well and incorporate as many fruits and veggies into your diet as possible. Nutrients, vitamins, and minerals will ensure your body is running on the best fuel.
As well as eating right, exercise will help your body stay in great condition. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week. As well as being good for your health, working out releases endorphins which make you feel happy and have more energy. If you’re not a fanatic gym bunny, then check out Pacgym.com for some great home workouts or find a form of exercise that you enjoy. Hiking, swimming, and team sports are all fun ways to get fit without feeling like a slave to the treadmill.
Fall In Love With Therapy (And Yourself)
You don’t have to spend hours in a therapist’s chair, or thousands of dollars on a psychologist to have therapy. There are a ton of mindfulness websites, apps, and books that offer fantastic tips from qualified therapists that can help you work through day-to-day issues. the deeper understanding you have of yourself, the more you can understand your triggers, learn how to calm yourself, and live a happier, less stressed life.
Journaling is a great way to keep track of your feelings and offers a great outlet for frustration and overwhelming emotions.
Drink More Water
Water is obviously a necessity but did you know how beneficial it really is to your mind and body? Upping your intake to eight glasses a day will help aid your digestion (helping you lose some pounds), regulate your blood pressure, flush out toxins and improve your skin’s condition. If you’re not a bit fan of plain old water, add some low-sugar squash to make it a little more flavourful.
Look After Your Skin
Your skin is your physical armor so taking care of it should be high on your list of priorities. You don’t have to have a fancy 10-step skincare routine, just ensure that you are wearing plenty of sunscreen every time you leave the house, and incorporate a gentle, non-stripping face wash to remove it each night. Top up your moisture with a nourishing night cream and you be putting your best face forward the next morning.
Are you planning on having the glow-up of a lifetime in 2022? Share your steps for success in the comments to help and inspire others.