Personal Development

7 Proactive Ways To Feel Better About Life

Trigger Warning – This post talks about weight loss.
This is a collaborative post.

Stress and emotional issues are something we all share. But rather than despair, it’s better to be proactive and take steps to help yourself feel better about your overall situation. From making delicious and healthy smoothies to socialising more, here are some ways to feel better about life, widely suggested by experts.

7 Proactive Ways To Feel Better About Life

1. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Let’s get the challenging one out of the way first. Maintaining a healthy weight comes very easy to some people and is a battle for others. Never feel bad about your weight. Instead, consider the benefits of having a healthy body mass index, including better health, more energy and reduced risks of severe issues. If you are overweight, weight loss medication is one option to consider. From there, you can develop a routine of healthy eating, exercise and emotional development.

2. Drink more Smoothies

The world of health drinks is a massive industry and we are sold all kinds of products. However, a lot of them taste pretty bad and contain harmful sugars and compounds. Yet there is a healthy alternative; smoothies! Even the word is fun. Smoothies are a great way to pack nutrients into a single drink which is why they are so popular. Today, almost 180 million people in the US alone drink smoothies every day. They’re also easy to make with a blender or smoothie maker.

3. Try Low-Calorie Meal Replacements

Almost all dieticians will not recommend skipping meals throughout the day. Although intermittent fasting is becoming a popular method of losing weight, some research still needs to be done. Instead, it is much healthier to consider low-calorie meal replacements to help with issues such as bloating, gas, and weight gain. These may also be a symptom of gluten intolerance. Healthy cooking blogs and YouTube have tons of content on this subject.

4. Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

A lack of just one vitamin or mineral can make you feel awful. The most common deficiency is vitamin D. However, getting all you need is easier than you think. Why not give these a try:

  • Eat a varied-coloured diet including fruit, vegetables, and leafy greens.
  • Spend more time outside for nourishment from the sun and vitamin D.
  • Reduce the amount of meat on your plate and add more fruit and vegetables.
  • Plan meals and snacks to include macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Top up your intake with vitamin and mineral supplements.

Switching your diet can be one of the hardest things to do, but it gets easier over time. In a couple of weeks, you won’t miss fatty burgers and sugary drinks. Cooking fresh is a powerful way to get what you need.

5. Make Time for Your Hobbies

When life and work take over, we all need some time to disconnect from the things that cause us the most stress. Hobbies are among the best ways to switch off and enjoy yourself, as well as travel and pampering days. Whether it’s painting with watercolours, playing a contact sport, or sitting down to some online co-op video gaming, you need your hobbies. Your stress levels will essentially melt away as you get to doing the things you enjoy the most.

6. Spend More Time with Others

Friends and family are important, and we can feel lonely if we don’t spend enough time with them. Furthermore, not everyone has the luxury of family or friends. Today, it is estimated that around 33% of people all over the world feel lonely. It can also be challenging to make friends as an adult, and some people are reluctant or fearful to talk to strangers. But that doesn’t mean you should be reclusive. Joining online groups, attending parties and being sociable at work will help.

Read more: How To Maintain Friendships As An Adult

7. Cut Out Bad Habits

Who can hold up their hands and say they don’t have bad habits? We all do things we shouldn’t. Many are passive and harmless, while others are actively working against your health. Drinking too much alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks is not good for you. Do we even need to mention smoking? Illicit drugs such as cocaine and opioids could kill you or, at the very least, destroy your life. Cutting these out of your life is hard but well worth it for your health.

Proactive Ways To Feel Better About Life: Summary

Keeping a healthy weight is one of the easiest and most proactive ways to feel better about life and stabilise your emotions. Getting the vitamins and minerals you need through cooking fresh and supplements will also help. But there are also harmful habits you could kick to ensure you stay as healthy as possible and reduce their negative or even deadly consequences.

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  1. Doing some of these in 2024! x

    1. Sophie says:

      Glad to hear it! Hope 2024 is a great year for you x

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