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Staying healthy has become necessary and there’s a focus on prioritizing our physical and mental health. Only with a strong mind and body can we be strong enough to meet our goals in real estate, family and life in general. Wellness has become a buzzword in the past few years and people have started to pay more attention to staying fit and looking out for healthy lifestyle tips. If you are looking to get healthy so that you can have a healthy and productive year ahead, then here are some useful suggestions.
1. Get Adequate Sleep – While there is a lot of emphasis on eating healthy and exercising regularly, not enough importance is given to getting the necessary sleep. Getting adequate sleep is needed to be able to function well. During the lockdown when people were working from home, sleep cycles were badly impacted. Regular schedules were changed, and work and other commitments took a toll on everyone’s personal time. In such a scenario, it’s necessary that you have a healthy sleep schedule and get the necessary eight hours of sleep. According to WebMD, having a good night’s sleep impacts your mind and mood. During this time, the brain processes emotions, recognizes them and sends signals to react the right way. This means that with a good night’s sleep, you will be more able to carry out tasks and react better to negativity.
2. Practice Mindfulness – Forbes magazine recently shared a list of health tips for 2023 and one among them was “brain healthy habits”. Mental health is getting a lot of recognition in the past few years with a growing emphasis on a better work-life balance, people are seeking help for anxiety and depression and there’s an overall emphasis on staying mentally fit. Practicing mindfulness is among the best ways in which you can keep your mind healthy and active. It has a positive impact on your overall well-being, helps in managing stress and allows you to focus better. Given that we are surrounded by numerous distractions, making mindfulness a part of our daily practice is needed to live a healthy life.
3. Tackle Stress at Early Stages – Stress has inadvertently become an accepted part of life which harms our health. Most stress-related issues like minor aches, mind fog, constant procrastination or even burnouts are neglected till the time they turn into something chronic. It’s important to recognize the signs of stress early on and take adequate measures to de-stress and get the necessary rest. Instead of turning to an unhealthy coping mechanism like drinking excessive coffee, smoking, or even drinking, turn to healthier means of stress management. Take out much needed ‘me time’ every day and focus on yourself, avoid all electronic gadgets like phones and laptops during this time. You can also maintain a journal, create a list of priority tasks, and ask for help if the workload gets too much. Other excellent ways are going for a walk, being in nature, engaging in a fun activity like aerobics, painting or more and spending time with loved ones.
4. Learn Something New – Exercising regularly keeps the body healthy and makes you more athletic and can even make you look younger. Similarly, keeping the brain engaged helps in sharpening the mind muscle. Just like your physical and emotional health, you must also focus on cognitive health. The best way to do this is by learning something new as that helps in maximizing your brain’s potential and allows you to build your skills. With the growth that we’re currently seeing in tech tools, it is even more important to upskill and stay updated with changes in the tech landscape. By enrolling in a program and acquiring new skills, you will get to exercise your mind muscle and become more prepared for suitable job roles in today’s market.
Feel free to share your own health tips that you find incredibly helpful we would love to hear from you! I personally made some 2023 health decisions to prioritize my health this year and have already seen the benefits from taking better care of my own mental, physical, and emotional health and encourage you to do the same! Here’s to a better you in 2023. If it’s meant to be then it’s up to me!
“I am committed to serve, impact and improve the lives of real estate agents and leaders creating a stress free lifestyle while having as much fun as possible along the way.” ~ Wade Webb ~