Say Goodbye to Your Bad Habits Before the New Year Begins!


The New Year is fast approaching and more and more people are starting to consider their New Year’s Resolutions. But every year the same thing tends to happen. We vow to make profound changes to our everyday lives and fall flat at the first hurdle. Why? Because simply saying that you’re making a change and the fact that it’s the first day of the year isn’t enough. You need to be dedicated to your cause and really focus on changing your ways. The good news? You don’t have to wait until the 1st January to start making positive changes in your life. In fact, you needn’t wait a single moment. Here are a few bad habits to kick to the curb before you welcome 2018 in.



Kick Addictions to the Curb

We can be addicted to many things, but one of the most common addictions is smoking. Cigarettes contain nicotine which is a highly addictive substance. It alters the balance of two chemicals in your brain: dopamine and noradrenaline. The result of this is a change in mood and concentration that many smokers find enjoyable. However, the nicotine present in cigarettes comes hand in hand with a whole host of other awful substances that are proven to have profoundly detrimental effects on your physical health. As we are all well aware, smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems, yellowing skin and eyes, premature ageing and various other health issues. Yet the nicotine keeps bringing people back time and time again! No matter how hard it may be to quit smoking, the health benefits associated with kicking the habit make it worth every effort. Why not consider trying out nicotine patches, mouth sprays, or even vapes? For more serious addictions, you may need a little professional help. Consider something more along the lines of Medically Supervised Drug Addiction at Serenity at Summit. You will undergo an official assessment which will allow a clinical and medical team to determine your best route of care and ideal level of support. Ensure that your programme offers a daily schedule that’s tailored especially to your personal needs.



Get Organized

Sure, the new year can bring a new calendar, new diaries, and new organizers. But that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until January 1st before bringing a little organization into your life. Even if you don’t want to purchase a 2017 diary so close to the end of the year, start making use of the calendar on your phone. Note down appointments, meetings, or social events that you’re planning on attending. You can even set reminders to ensure you don’t forget whatever it is that you’re meant to be doing! This tiny step makes such a huge difference to your overall organization. No more double booking, forgetting to meet people at certain times, or missing chores of your to do list. This is especially important for the upcoming month, when it’s likely that people will be celebrating the festivities with various meals, events, and celebrations. You want to make sure that you get into good habits and manage to attend as many things as possible while letting as few people down as you can. This will also help you to keep note of your working hours more easily too, meaning that you can easily opt in for any offered overtime or extra shifts if you find that you’re available and could do with the extra cash.



Go Veggie

So many people give up meat for the new year. But why wait until then? Every Christmas, hundreds of thousands of turkeys are slaughtered for Christmas meals and you can avoid contributing to this by cutting out the meat before the festive season begins. That’s not to mention all of the pigs that go into pigs in blankets and cows that create joints of beef for those who aren’t too fond of turkey. There are plenty of health benefits associated with going veggie and you’ll also help to protect the Earth. What more reason could you need to go green? This is also a brilliant time to try out some new veggie recipes, as you’re likely to have a little time off to really focus on your cooking, trying out meat substitutes and all vegetable based meals.


These are just a few things that you can change in your life. But these small differences will see you experience a whole load of benefits. So, why hesitate? Starting making changes as soon as possible to improve your overall health, happiness and wellbeing.


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