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Have you been going through a phase of stagnancy? Perhaps your mid-life or quarter-life crisis is just hitting. Either way, sometimes we just need a little push towards betterment and improvement. At Teton Women’s Health Center we believe that small habits amount to significant change. In the guide below, we share essential transformative practices that will help you improve your life and level up your wellness in a big way. Let’s get into it.
Level up Your Sleep
Yes, everyone knows that sleep is critical to improving your life. But this one has been touted for centuries because it really works! The Sleep Foundation recommends that women get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night, which is an excellent place to start. Once you’ve started getting enough sleep, why not improve your sleep experience too? If you’ve been using an old hand-me-down mattress or cheap bedding, splurging on well-formulated sleep essentials will be the way to go. Soft sheets, fluffy pillows, and a well-made bed can make all the difference too. Bonus: add a night-time routine to induce better quality sleep. Have a long shower, light a candle, meditate, read a book - all these pre-bedtime activities can reduce the chances of insomnia and induce a deeper sleep.
Level up on Social Media
You know what they say - comparison is the thief of joy. While social media is vital for keeping in touch with friends and news, it can also negatively affect our well-being. The ‘doomscrolling’ symptom is common amongst women especially - where the urge to keep scrolling leads to comparison and negativity. Try to implement social media hygiene into your life - for example, not browsing before bed or after you wake or limiting usage to just an hour or so every day. While it may feel weird not to pick up your phone and look through social media every couple of minutes, you’ll find your mind clearer and more mindful in the long run.
Level up by Making Lists
List-making has been proven to help with organization and mental health. If you find yourself all over the place, forgetting things, and feeling scatter-brained: this activity is the one for you. Just open your notes app and list things down - from groceries and to-dos to solutions for problems and things you can do while bored. Making lists is an excellent way to gain back control of your life and seize ownership over everyday experiences.
Level up by Getting Regular Checks
EverydayHealth writes that medical tests such as mammograms, cholesterol screenings, and pap smears are essential to every woman’s health. Be sure also to visit a clinic like Teton’s Women Health Center for regular obstetrical and gynecologic checks and healthcare. By investing in your health, you’re committing to feeling good and improving your life from the inside out.
Level up Your Career
Education is the ideal way to boost your career prospects and earning potential. But if you’re a lady on the go, you likely don’t have time to commute to school and commit to classes every day. Earning a degree online is the perfect alternative, as you’ll be able to continue working or tending to family obligations - all while improving your educational qualifications! And you’ll have the opportunity to make a career switch too. For example, a degree in information technology will foster learning in networks, IT foundations, cloud foundations, and more, which you can apply in a wide range of industries. When looking for an online school, ensure it is accredited and offers competitive tuition rates.
At the end of the day, living a better life is all about change. To achieve growth and self-improvement, you will have to adopt a fresh mindset, positive attitude, and helpful habits. The good news is that by doing so, you’re setting yourself up for a drastically improved quality of life! So get out there and level up on your life today.
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