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Now that 2018 is here, it’s about time to start thinking about how you are going to improve yourself in the new year. After all, if the year finishes but you’re in the same place you were before, then is the year not essentially a wasted one? If all you did was go to work, and do nothing memorable, then the year might as well not have happened, but as long as you get something out of it, regardless of how small it might’ve been, then the year has not been a complete waste of time. Of course, not everyone made insane progress, and not everyone is expected to do so. Not everyone makes exclusively amazing decisions like investing in bitcoin seven years ago, but we are living in the now, so it’s time to focus on what you can do right to introduce some self-improvement into your life. Don’t dwell on the past, hindsight is always 20-20, so start introducing some positive changes into your life starting right now, and what better place to start, than your own wellbeing?
Healthier sleeping habits
We’ve all been there, working late nights, no matter if you’re working from home or the office, everyone’s done some long hours before to catch up or to meet upcoming deadlines. It’s to be expected, no one is perfect, and a lot of people either delay their work until the very last moment due to procrastination or bad organising skills, and it often reflects badly on your sleeping habits. Of course, if your current sleeping schedule includes going to sleep at 5AM, chances are that you will need a few days to adjust, but fixing a sleeping schedule in itself is nowhere near as difficult as some people may make it out to be. After all, all it really takes is going to sleep at a reasonable time, which then results in you naturally being able to wake up at an equally reasonable time. The real tricky part is keeping that schedule, and not messing it up with spontaneous late night endeavours which result in you waking up at 1 pm the next day. The amount of sleep needed for an adult varies per person, some people claim they feel perfectly fine after 5 hours, some say they need twice as much, and you can never really give an objectively correct answer. However, the recommended sleeping hours for the average adult are from 7-9 hours, with possibly appropriate times stretching from 6 hours to even 11 hours.
Back to basics
Remember all those things your parents used to tell you when you were a kid and how they would help you stay healthy? The same things you just brushed them off because your parents were just talking about everything all the time, so you developed a filter for most things they said? Well they weren’t kidding when they were saying those things, someone told them those things too, and things as basic as eating your greens really do go a long way. An alkaline-heavy diet is greatly beneficial for you, and most of it just so happens to consist of green veggies. Staying hydrated is such a basic things, but just as important. The best part is that you do not even need to particularly go out of your way do it, just carry around a bottle of Mineral water with you whenever you’re out or at work, and keep sipping. Cutting down on junk food is another thing which may seem banal, but despite it becoming more of a mantra that’s said to children nowadays rather than an actual piece of advice. Despite that, cutting down on sugars and salt-heavy foods is bound to bring about a very noticeable improvement to your health.
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