As restrictions begin to ease and spending the summer months with loved ones becomes a reality, many are looking at ways to break habits we have developed (even increased) over the past year. Here are just some of the common habits to try and kick this summer.
Not Drinking Enough Water
The most common habit that many of us suffer from, is not drinking enough water. The effects of not drinking enough water range from skin drying out, to overheating and causes us to experience headaches. With many of us trying to consume more water, there has been an unsurprising boom in the total of products available designed to help encourage us to drink more water. From bottles with times of the day on them, to encourage how much should have been consumed at what time to larger bottles that can hold two litres of water.
Cut Out The Cigarettes
One of the hardest habits that many struggles to quit is smoking cigarettes. Testing chewing gum and nicotine patches have been unsuccessful methods for years. However, disposable vapes have proven to be an effective way to help people stop smoking cigarettes.
Brands such as Podsalt offer some of the best vape juice in the UK, with their most popular products being their flavoured nicotine salts. One of the reasons why so many love nicotine salts are the fact that is absorbed into the bloodstream far quicker compared to smoking cigarettes. As a result, users spend less than time vaping, meaning they don’t use as many vaping liquids – which saves them money in the number of liquids they have to purchase.
Do Not Overwork Yourself
Whilst adding multiple jobs and tasks to complete might sound appealing, especially at the prospect of getting a considerable amount of work done, can have a negative impact. Trying to focus on completing multiple tasks might seem as though you are incredibly productive, however, it has the opposite effect. Instead, you will find yourself with numerous partially completed tasks. It might not seem like a big habit to kick and can be a difficult one to stop but you will be amazed by how easier it is to complete tasks, as well as how much you can get done.
Reduce Your Screen Time
Over the past year, many of us spent an increased amount of time glued to our phone screens as a form of entertainment or the popular term “doomscrolling”.
Spending a considerable amount of time looking at a screen will also impact your ability to sleep at night, cause eye strain and headaches, even cause bad posture when slouching over to look at your digital device. Reducing the time you spend or putting a limit on when you use your phone, you will begin to notice slight improvements in your health such as the ease of falling asleep at night.
Be Patient With The Results
Most of our unpleasant habits have been unbreakable for years, instead only getting worse over time. When it comes to breaking any of these habits, whether it is cutting out cigarettes or drinking more water, it won’t happen overnight. It will take time, so it is important to be patient, especially during the earlier stages. The longer you keep trying to prevent these habits, the easier it will be. Before you know it, some of these bad habits will be long forgotten about.
Meg is an author at Cinnamon Hollow. She writes on a variety of topics sharing tips and ideas for daily life.