Bad Habits to Kick in 2018!

While our minds may be focused on the end-of-year festivities right now, the new year is fast approaching and now is perhaps the best time for you start considering some new year’s resolutions. Too many resolutions are made in haste at the turning of midnight as we progress from 2017 to 2018. Because they haven’t been thought out thoroughly, people rarely stick to them. Either because they choose something that they’re not dedicated to, or because they don’t take the matter seriously, as little thought or sense of significance has been put into it. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, remember that new year’s resolutions are all about self-improvement and improving your quality of life. Here are a few areas to consider!

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Fast Food

Fast food is convenient. What’s more, it’s got addictive qualities about it. So it’s not surprising that more of us are turning in droves to fast food outlets rather than cooking a meal for ourselves. Sure, a burger and fries here and there are fine as a treat. But when you start consuming them on a daily basis, things can quickly become problematic. Not only are fast food and takeaway items stuffed with fat and artificial additives, but they have a scant nutritional basis in terms of vitamins and minerals. In short, they may provide a quick fill and be easy on your taste buds, but they’re not doing a whole lot of good for you regarding meeting your nutritional requirements. What’s more? You’re going to end up spending a whole lot more of your hard-earned cash on maintaining this kind of diet than if you were to cook up your own healthy meals at home. So, for the new year, why not consider giving fast food the boot and sticking with them as an occasional treat instead?

 

Smoking

Now, we all know how bad smoking is for our health. It yellows or skin, dulls or hair and eyes, and can encourage the development of potentially fatal diseases. Not only that, but it costs a small fortune too. Why would you pay to destroy your health and wellbeing? It’s time to kick smoking to the curb! Now, this is often easier said than done and you don’t have an easy road ahead of you. The nicotine present in cigarettes is extremely addictive, and you’re going to crave them for a while after stopping. However, there are alternatives out there that will help you along the way. Nicotine patches and gum replace the nicotine, allowing you to ween yourself off it while removing the other harmful aspects of smoking from your life. Then there’s vaping. This is a more modern alternative to smoking with fewer health hazards. Take a look at the options available to you at Vapor Vanity to find out more!

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Excessive Social Media Usage

Sure, social media can be put to good use. It’s a means of voicing your opinion, reading the news, and keeping up with your family and friends. But it can also be a means of procrastination that distracts us from things that our time would be better invested in. So, it’s time to pull back on the amount of time that you spend browsing your newsfeeds and looking at other people’s profiles. Use these smart apps to track your social media usage!

We all have bad habits, and there’s always room for self-improvement. So take the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement!

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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