This is the time of year when most people start saying that they’re going to “get healthy”. And sure, that’s a very admirable goal but there’s one mistake that a lot of people tend to make: they forget to really think about what “getting healthy” actually means for them. Let’s face it, we’re all very different and every person is going to have different standards and needs for health than anyone else. Because of that, if you really do want to become more healthy, you need to think about what that means in terms of your life and your body. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can start thinking about your health more carefully.
Be honest about your bad habits
One of the biggest issues that a lot of people have is that they decide they’re going to make big, sweeping changes to their lives without really looking at themselves with an honest eye. You need to be willing to look at your bad habits and be honest before you’re able to actually do something about it.
Are you a smoker? Do you drink too much? Do you rely on junk food far too often? Do you let yourself become incredibly stressed all the time? You need to be honest about these kinds of things if you really want to make a difference to your health. From CBD vape cartridges to healthier food alternatives to simple things like meditation, there are plenty of ways to move away from your bad habits. However, you’re not going to be able to do that until you admit that you have those habits in the first place.
Take responsibility for your health
The other thing you need to do in order to get healthy on your own terms is to take responsibility for it. This means that you need to acknowledge the unhealthy parts of your lifestyle and the impact that they could be having on your body. But it also means acknowledging where you’re putting too much pressure on yourself.
If you’re desperate to lose weight, is it because of your health, or because society has told you that you would have more value if you did? If you’re trying to really become more healthy, that’s great. But if you’re trying to diet and exercise simply because you’ve been made to feel bad about the way you look, then you would be much better off confronting that issue head on rather than trying to get around it with a new “healthy lifestyle”.
Sure, a one size-fits-all approach to health might seem comforting since it presents an image of something that everyone can do in order to better themselves but trying to live up to someone else’s standards of health is like trying to fit a square peg through a round hole. Not only that but it leads you to compare yourself to other people constantly in an unhealthy way. Focus on yourself and stop worrying so much about what everyone else around you is doing.