So far, 2020 has been the year of some lifestyle changes for me, and it all starts with taking baby steps. It is important to cut out bad habits and incorporate good habits into your life, but it is up to you to take that initial step.
Sleeping in lateGiphy
I am, and will always be known as, the queen of naps. Everyone that knows me personally knows that I would choose sleeping over doing literally anything else in the world 99.9% of the time. Recently, however, I've turned into more of a morning person and you'll be sure to see me bright and early at 9 am everyday at the gym. Getting an early start makes me feel more productive, energetic, and just more "adulty."
My life completely changed when I cut soda out of my diet. I'm sure everyone, including myself, has made the excuse that water just "tases boring," or it has no taste, and I lived by that belief for a long time. You can say I may have had a slight addiction. I'm proud to say that I have switched over to the "only water" club and I've never felt better. Of course I'll have the occasional sip of soda for a special occasion, but my day to day beverage of choice is the good, all natural, H2O.
Not asking questions in classGiphy
This has absolutely changed the game for me. I used to be too shy to ask any questions during class, especially in the 400+ people lecture halls because I didn't want to be "that annoying girl." But now, most of my professors know me by name because of how many times I speak up in class and ask for clarification when I don't understand something. Not only does asking question keep me engaged, but it makes it easier to learn certain topics because the information gets more ingrained in my head. Don't be shy to ask questions, it can make a world of a difference.
Wearing makeup everydayGiphy
This is something that I have stopped doing since Freshmen year of college, and it is still something I stand by. In high school, most of the time I wouldn't even feel comfortable leaving the house to get a slice of pizza without putting makeup on my face. Now, I make sure that I give my skin a break at least 2-3 times a week, and sometimes even more. My skin has gotten so much clearer since then and I have more confidence in myself to show off my fresh clean face. Makeup is still a fun hobby and passion of mine, and there absolutely nothing wrong with doing whatever you want to your body, but I think it is important to let your skin breathe every once in a while.
Eating the same thing every dayGiphy
I was an extremely picky eater as a kid (and by kid I mean birth up until 18 years of age), so my diet mainly consisted of chicken nuggets and French fries. Now I try to make it a point to eat at a different place every day and never eat the same thing two days in a row. I get bored of things way too easily, and so it is nice having something new to look forward to everyday.