Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge, you won’t always get it right, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up. To boost your wellbeing today check out these unique ideas to take better care of yourself.
1. Improve your bedtime routine
Many of us are guilty of having an unhealthy bedtime routine, perhaps you’re still scrolling on your iPhone late at night? Maybe you struggle to wind down before going to sleep? Improving your bedtime routine is a great way to boost your health. There are plenty of ways that you can do this including:
- Practice relaxing activities before you go to sleep (you might try meditation, yoga, or reading).
- Listen to sleep stories to sleep you drift off (you can find these on apps like Better Sleep or Slumber).
- Practice aromatherapy, light candles, or inhale essential oils.
- Try breathing exercises to feel calm and clear your mind.
2. Learn delicious recipes
Taking better care of yourself is all about nourishing your body and mind. This year, why not challenge yourself to learn some delicious new recipes? Check out foodie blogs, podcasts, and cookery books. Experiment with healthy recipes and indulgent ones. A healthy diet is important but that doesn’t mean you can’t have treats too. Eating your favorite foods is a great way to boost your endorphin levels whether it’s pizza, ice cream, or homemade strawberry jelly.
3. Read new authors
Reading is an incredibly therapeutic activity, plus it’s a great way to learn new things. Research studies have shown that reading is a fantastic way to boost your mental health. Most of us get into the habit of reading the same genres and authors. If you’re keen to shake things up in 2022 try reading a few new authors.
If you’re not sure where to start check out magazines like Chicago Review Of Books, Book Forum, Bustle Books or Pank Magazine. Here you can get plenty of recommendations, reviews, and author interviews.
4. Visit art exhibitions
Being around art is a fantastic way to lift your spirits, open your mind and nourish your soul. Visiting art exhibitions can help you to unwind, explore and feel creative. If you’re looking for a new self-care activity in 2022, art shows are a great choice.
If you’re looking for exhibitions to explore, check out the SeeSaw app. Here you can find details about all the different shows in your neighborhood, the app covers the US, Paris, London, and Berlin.
5. Level up your fitness
Keen to level up your fitness this year? Why not give yourself a real challenge? Hitting the gym in Jan is fine, but there are so many other unique ways to keep fit. Here are a few neat ideas to give you inspiration:
- Try paddleboarding or bodyboarding.
- Check out a dance class whether it’s salsa or swing.
- Join a sports team.
- Find a wild swimming group.
There are so many other self-care activities that can help you to thrive. Hopefully, a few of these ideas will help you to improve your health in 2022.