As modern humans, we barely spend time outside, and spend most of our lives being as passive as possible. With the advent of technology, we’re paid to work at desks, spending multiple hours of our day sitting, and by the time we get home, all we want to do is relax by watching some TV…
If we’re trying, we might spend two or three hours on our feet, but only half of that is spent exercising, and that’s if we’re trying! Do yourself a favor and stand up whenever you can.
Sleeping in on Weekends
We're all guilty of indulging in this seemingly wholesome habit in an attempt to catch up on a sleep deficit we accrued in the week.
But this isn't doing you any good and may ruin your sleep schedule. As self-indulgent as it feels to allow a few extra hours of sleep on weekends, it can derail your internal clock and upset your circadian rhythm.
Carrying a Bag on the Same Shoulder
It all started in school when we carried our favorite backpacks over one shoulder, not knowing or even caring how it might impact our posture.
As the years went by, our bags become heavier and we might start feeling the effects they warned us about. These effects include leaning to one side to offset the extra weight, which can take our spine out of alignment.
Not Drying Our Hands After Washing
Drying your hands right after washing is critical because, as science would say, damp hands spread around ten times more bacteria than dry hands!
On the other hand, jet air or warm air dryers can spurt germs all over your hands and then also into the air we breathe. Whenever possible, opt for paper or (regularly washed) fabric towels.
Making Impulse or Emotional Purchases
While online shopping or a spontaneous spree at Target may make you as pleased as punch, it is fleeting, and squandering your hard-worked for funds will have detrimental results in the longer term, eventually leaving you with debt.
So learn to manage your finances and create your own budget. Tidying up your finances — and spending within your means — will definitely have a positive impact on your life satisfaction.