The first thing that pops in our minds when we think about our next birthday is the fact that we are definitely growing older. We probably made all these plans and goals we wanted to achieve and make this the best year of our lives. However, these were probably forgotten quickly. But it’s never too late to decide to make changes for the better and here are 5 lifestyle upgrades perfect to uphold to before your next birthday.
1. Take care of your skin
Every decade of your life carries certain skin routines that you have to respect in order to keep it fresh and healthy. Remember, it’s always a good time to start your skin care even if you didn’t respect it by the letter until now since some things apply for all ages. Firstly, always wear sunscreen since UV rays will damage your skin and make your wrinkles show sooner.
Make sure to remove your makeup before you go to bed and hydrate your skin on a daily basis in the morning and incorporate Aroma Essentials Vitamin C Night Serum into your nighttime routine. Drink at least eight glasses of water and get a good night’s sleep to regenerate your body. Use skin products that are appropriate for your skin and exfoliate with AHA/BHA cleansers to remove dead cells.
2. Exercise, exercise, exercise
Exercise includes many forms of physical activity that will keep your body and mind healthy. From yoga, hiking, cycling and even dancing, there is a myriad of activities you can choose from. People who regularly exercise better deal with stress, anxiety and depression, as well as improve their sleep pattern.
Other benefits of exercise are weight loss and muscle toning which will help with your self-esteem and confidence. From health aspects, regular workout plays an important role in your musculoskeletal system which is something people need to maintain as they age. Those who frequently feel tired and exhausted will actually get more energized after a good workout, and it can also reduce the risks of chronic diseases.
3. Don’t Google the symptoms – go to your doctor
If you experience any health problem, don’t Google it but rather consult your doctor. Regular visits to your physician and ophthalmologist are the basic examinations anyone should do at least once a year. As we get older, we don’t move enough due to the sedentary lives we lead and so we are more prone to physical injuries.
That is why we should deal with that issue in time before it becomes more serious and painful. For example, Australians are known to take care of their health and in case of injury use sports physiotherapy in Northern Beaches. Physiotherapy is one of the most efficient methods to heal your injuries and take care of the problems permanently or at least ease them.
4. Improve your cooking skills
Improving your cooking skills is useful when you want to eat healthy unprocessed meals, lose weight, save money or simply entertain guests. But most importantly, it will allow you to control what you eat and thus maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether you decide to improve your skills with online tutorials, cookbooks or enrol in cooking classes, you will be able to make tasty and healthy meals.
Be mindful of the ingredients you plan on using and where you get them from, since that will make all the difference in the nutritional value. Check with a dietician what is recommended for your body type and lifestyle. Respect the cooking methods for optimum healthy meals and don’t be afraid to try new recipes and combine unusual tastes.
5. Learn how to say “No”
Learning to say “No” may be one of the most important life lessons, but also one of the hardest ones as well. You may believe that turning down offers and requests may put you in an unfavourable position but it’s actually the other way around. If you accept everything that is asked of you, it will pile up responsibilities that will exhaust you and won’t leave time for yourself.
People with low self-esteem often feel compelled to say “Yes” since they don’t want to antagonize others. So start practising saying “No” immediately by understanding that it’s your right to turn down something and anyone reasonable will understand that. Listen to yourself and try to find a compromise that will fit well with your schedule, but otherwise don’t be afraid to say “No.”
In the end
Taking care of yourself is important for the mind and body, so that should be your big resolution for the upcoming birthday. Lifestyle upgrades can do a lot for a person and even change your life for the better. Therefore, start thinking proactively and allow yourself to feel great in the years to come.
* Guest post
About the author:
Mianna is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She is a strong believer that both mental and physical fitness go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other. And like any other girl, she is guilty of falling in love, over and over again, with premium makeup, fashion and champagne
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