Four Bad Habits to Kick in 2020
There’s no two ways about it: bad habits hold us back. They keep us from reaching our goals and being as happy, healthy, and as successful as we otherwise could be. The problem, of course, is that once you start a bad habit it can be very difficult to break. Thankfully, the start of a new year (and a new decade) affords the perfect opportunity for self reflection and growth. With all that in mind, here are four bad habits that you’ll be glad to be rid of in 2020:
Quality sleep is essential to long-term health and happiness. The bad news is that an estimated 68% of Americans struggle to get good sleep at least once every week. Not only can a bad night’s sleep affect your mood, but it can also be a detriment to your productivity and wellness. One way to break this bad habit is to set a hard bedtime and stick to it consistently. Also, turn off all electronic devices before bed! Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
Working After Hours
The average American employee works more than 47 hours per week. While it’s perfectly okay to be passionate about your job, you shouldn’t have to grind out long hours every day just to make ends meet. Working outside of traditional hours can cause stress and limit your ability to pursue other interests as well. It’s important to be able to step away from your professional commitments and relax as needed.
Everyone is guilty of entertaining negative thoughts from time to time; that’s just a part of human nature. However, it’s crucial to not let negative thoughts affect your choices and goals. If you allow negative thinking to become a habit, you’ll always struggle to try new things and achieve meaningful progress in any venture. The next time you find yourself heading into a negative stream of thought, stop yourself and focus on the positive for a change. You’ll be amazed what a difference this can make!
Living with Pain
Millions of Americans are reticent to go to the doctor –– even if they experience pain or discomfort. Some may feel that an issue “isn’t that serious,” that they can’t afford to visit a doctor, or that their doctor won’t be able to help them anyway. Yet, there’s no reason to put up with back, neck, knee, or joint pain. Doctors have access to a wide variety of treatment methods –– from a spinal disc regeneration injection to new stretching routines –– that can help cure habitual aches and pains. Remember, there’s no good reason to put off a trip to the doctor.
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