12 Meaningful Habits To Adopt In 2023
Wondering what good habits to adopt in 2023? Well, here’s a list of 12 meaningful habits that’ll help you grow as a person in the days to come.
There’s no denial of the fact that the pandemic had taught us thinking about our health more than ever. And now that the new year is here, I’m sure that you have probably been giving some thought to resolutions or new habits to adopt in 2023.
How about putting in some true effort to feed your mind, body, and spirit?
To say the least, when you focus on the actions you take, you are more likely to stick to your new habits and feel motivated about taking care of your well-being.
While we all have our own set of “New Year’s Resolutions“, here are some healthy changes that we must all try to adopt in 2023, and take small actions every day to honor our mind, body, and overall wellness.
Habits To Adopt In 2023:
1. Drink enough water & stay hydrated.
Did you know that our body is made up of 60% water, and it is essential to drink enough water to stay hydrated?
Well, yeah! A well-hydrated body will not just function properly, but it’ll also show up on your skin, making it glow.
It also helps to flush out the toxins from the body, so make sure to set a goal to drink a certain amount per day and increase that amount in small increments.
2. Exercise regularly.
Let me tell you, I hate exercising! But there are various other ways to move your body while you enjoy doing it. I’ve tried out Zumba and it’s something I totally love. Moving our body for at least 30 mins a day is a must, and you can choose any form of exercise that suits you the best.
Regular exercise can improve your quality of life and help reduce your risk of certain health issues. It also makes you feel more energetic, boosts mood, maintains weight, and helps you sleep better!
3. Start maintaining a journal.
You might be thinking that writing isn’t your cup of tea, but there’s no right or wrong way to journal, and you don’t need to be an excellent writer for that. All you need is a pen and notebook to record your thoughts and pour your heart out.
You can just write a sentence, to start with. Make sure to keep a note of all the good things that are happening in life, and slowly you’ll cherish this activity.
And if you want to get creative, get a beautiful notebook with some stickers and fun markers to decorate it as you desire.
4. Make time for something that you love.
Hobbies are an essential part of our lives – yet we mostly ignore them, giving an excuse of not having enough time!
But it’s important to note that hobbies have health impacts in our lives, such as reducing stress, increasing our mood, and boosting cognitive patterns and health.
So no matter whether it’s reading or cooking, gardening, or playing a musical instrument – indulge in doing what you love and make it a habit.
5. Spend a little more time outside!
2020 has shown us what it means to be locked up within the four walls of our respective homes, but this year, make sure to spend some time soaking in the freshness.
Step out for at least half an hour, every day – whether it’s for jogging or just a brisk walk.
Spending time outdoors, especially around nature, will help to lessen stress and tension. Plus, spending time outside is a way to clear out brain fog!
6. Be mindful of what you eat.
We all love those cheesy burgers and french fries! Well, now it’s time to be a little mindful about what we consume and opt for healthy eating habits. (Having said that, you can always have a cheat meal, once or twice a month!)
Make sure to eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, reduce your consumption of carbohydrates and take more proteins instead.
When you make an effort to eat fresher, healthier foods, you will feel the difference and maybe even see a difference in your body & your energy levels will also multiply faster.
7. Get more sleep.
Getting a night of good sleep is immensely important for our well-being, and it’s the time when our body is hard at work undergoing deep restorative processes to ensure that we feel refreshed and ready for anything the next day.
When we don’t take the time to refuel with sleep, it impacts digestion, cognitive function, alertness, and even the decisions we make.
No matter how busy your schedule is, try to sleep at least for 8 hours a day and you’ll slowly realize the difference in your life.
8. Choose to be more positive in your thoughts.
As Rhonda Byrne mentions in ‘The Secret‘, “You become what you think about most.. But you also attract what you think about most.”
A positive mindset is essential for achieving your goals – and it requires even more training than working out does! Shifting your mindset can be challenging, but when you finally do it, it is so rewarding.
If you face a challenge, think that you’re strong enough to win over it and keep up hope. All we can do is believe in ourselves, and let nothing turn us down.
9. Reduce your tech time.
A significant part of our day is spent sitting with our laptop – all thanks to our work life! Other than that, we often end up scrolling through our social media feed or binge-watching series on Netflix.
However, it’s important that we reduce our tech time and inculcate the habit of digital detox, at least once a week.
Try to avoid looking at the screen half an hour before bedtime. Avoid looking at your phone as soon as you wake up. It’s time we disconnect from our gadgets to connect with ourselves and rediscover ourselves in a fresh way.
10. Get into the habit of reading.
And by reading, I mean reading a book and not Kindle! Reading improves our comprehension, vocabulary, concentration, memory, and critical thinking skills. It also helps us take a break from the digital world and can even improve our sleep!
Set a goal to read at least one book a month, ask your friends to join in this, and look out for recommendations. This will turn out to be a great activity and also encourage you to keep up with your reading habits.
11. Speak simply.
Simplifying your words can make you more approachable & acceptable. There are people who use sophisticated words to sound intelligent, but many a time, they end up confusing the listener.
Those who are incredibly successful in life often have in common that they are capable of explaining complex subjects in simple terms.
As you share your message in a simple and understandable manner, you’ll be more likely to convince others of your ideas.
12. Try to do something new, everyday!
Doing the same thing on a regular basis ofen brings about monotony in our lives. As humans, we are born creative and enthusiastic – and we should indulge in them as much as possible.
This year, make it a habit to try doing something new every day – whether it’s about learning how to make coffee in a different way, or a yoga pose. Bringing in new changes will make you feel happier.
While these habits would help you to grow as better human being and nurture you inside & out, let me tell you that they won’t be as easy they might sound. The earlier you start, the better it’ll be.
If you have a good habit that you’ve been nurturing for long, share it in the comments below and we’d love to add it to our existing list.
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