With everything that is happening to the world, a lot of people are gifted with a lot of seriously unnecessary free time. Many may have missed their chance to work on their set goals and resolutions for 2020 but that doesn’t mean you can’t start working on them now. This pandemic has given us the opportunity to start taking care of your health and focus on what’s best for you. Now more than ever, everyone needs balance and stability in life.
If you’re looking for a push to work on renewing yourself, taking care of your health, and pursue your goals, now is the perfect time. Why not? Better make the most every available time you have and reinvent yourself the way you want to.
You can start by giving your life an entire detox and caring for your wellbeing with the tips below.
Asses Your Health
Your health is one of your greatest resources. Without a sound mind and body, it’ll be tough to realize your goals and live your life to the fullest. Thus, it’s only right to think of your health first.
As a start, evaluate your lifestyle and habits, and root out the aspects that don’t do your health any good. Ask yourself if you’re making good decisions for your well-being. Are you getting enough sleep? Do you exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes daily or 150 minutes weekly? What have you been eating?
Making sure your body and mind are in tip-top shape starts with taking care of your health. Remembering things like getting seven to nine hours of sleep at night, drinking enough water, staying active, and eating a nutritious diet. If you have bad habits like smoking, now’s the time to seriously consider quitting them.
Taking care of your health also means knowing when to slow down. When you’re stressed, do something fun or relaxing to release and relieve the pressure you’re feeling. If you haven’t exercised for too long, don’t push yourself too hard all at once.
Give your muscles time to rest and recover. You can even use kinesiology tape and other therapeutic items to help your muscles heal faster. You won’t be able to achieve much if you’re injured. Look after your body and mind because they’re the only ones you’ll have for the rest of your life.
Try to minimize or completely avoid habits that aren’t doing any good for both your physical and mental health. Being dependent on prohibited substances, for instance, won’t benefit anyone. So start this body and health overhaul by ridding your entire body of such elements.
Declutter Your Home
After taking care of your health matters the most, but the next step is to put your external affairs in order. You can start by decluttering your living space. A clean and organized home means a physically and mentally healthier environment for you.
Decluttering your home doesn’t happen overnight. It may take days to weeks to get your living space in order. To avoid getting overwhelmed, create a to-do list for this project, and tackle it one item at a time. Purging your closet is a good start, not too labor-intensive but impactful in terms of clearing your space.
You can also declutter your home the way you did your closet. Prepare at least three huge boxes to sort stuff to keep, donate, or throw. When sorting through your stuff, remember Marie Kondo’s advice: don’t keep items that no longer spark joy in you.
In the next few weeks, you can gradually work on the items in your to-do list. By the end of your decluttering project, your home will be an overall better place to live in.
You may also want to do your own decluttering in your office or desk at work.
Nowadays, it’s not just your physical space that needs decluttering but your digital space as well. They may not occupy physical space in your life, but you always feel the presence of pending emails and notifications in your mind. And they nag at you just like any other unresolved issue does.
Go through your digital devices, and start deleting and clearing your inboxes, folders, and galleries. There are many apps you can use to clean your devices. This will not only free up space for new files but also make your devices faster. Believe it or not, this is a big step in taking care of your health.
Evaluate Your Priorities
Every time a year ends, it’s important to look back and reflect on the happenings and changes that you went through and put things into perspective. To detox your life effectively, you need to know which aspects of it need to be cut, altered, or kept as they are.
Take this time to evaluate your priorities and determine what’s truly important to you. If you’ve lost sight of your goals and motivations, you need to stop and reflect on your life and decisions. Mindful Ambition provides a guide for a 20-minute life checkup to get your priorities in order.
Losing sight of your priorities and goals can lead to making bad decisions with effects that will cascade in all aspects of your life—your health, relationships, career, and finances. Thus, you should always set some time for meditation, reflection, and healing. By doing so, you’re always reminded of the things that truly matter and have taking care of your health be a priority.