When you are young, you feel that the whole world is yours. You feel you can do anything — drink every night, eat junk food, and sleep until noon. Actually, you can, but that also has its side-effects. Maybe these won’t be visible instantly, but in your early thirties, they’ll rear their ugly heads.
Learn how to invest wisely in the future by creating healthy habits. Your body will certainly be grateful to you. You are responsible for every action you take in life. Even when terrible things happen to you, you’re the only one who can decide how to react. This sounds harsh, but it’s true. Every decision, good or bad, is your responsibility. You cannot avoid this. Still, if you learn from discomfort, you can minimize it in the future. Taking care of yourself — physically, mentally, and emotionally — can help you become a man who is healthy, satisfied, and fulfilled!
In that spirit, we bring you a list of bad habits you should get rid of before they start to bother you.
Drinking Too Much Alcohol
After a hard day at work or a fight with your girlfriend, there’s nothing nicer than a can or two of beer, right? How about a couple of beers during a match with the guys? That’s all lovely, but drinking alcohol can easily become a habit.
The list of side-effects of drinking too much is huge, but let us mention a few of them. Recent research indicates that too much alcohol can damage your sperm. Scientists were able to conclude that tests that reveal the health of sperm were much worse in those who consumed alcohol every week.
It’s okay to go out and have a drink or two sometimes but not too often. Research shows that large amounts of alcohol in youth can lead to brain damage and cancer in both men and women. Should we even mention a false sense of security during driving? And besides, who likes to hang out with a thirty-something alcoholic?
Eating Unhealthy Food
A lack of time is hardly an excuse. If you’re one of those men who will go to the kitchen only when they want a can of cold beer from the fridge, at least try to include one healthy meal a day. We understand — a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger sounds perfect, but it’s not.
The truth is that we do not pay enough attention to what we eat and in what quantity. An apple is a great substitute for a bar of chocolate at work, but not everyone will choose this option. Obesity is just one of the consequences of excessive and frequent consumption of fast food. Unhealthy eating habits can double your risk of diabetes, arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, etc. So to conclude — it is okay to cheat sometimes but try to introduce variety in your diet. Your body will appreciate it, especially when you get older.
Beating Yourself Up
Our life changes direction every second of every day. If you have fixed ideas about how it is supposed to be and how you’re supposed to handle things, you will take all the wrong steps. It is more likely you will become stressed as well as disappointed. Stop crying over spilled milk.
Our life is exactly as we make it. The responsibility is on us! Get rid of bad relationships, toxic people, and unnecessary habits. Failures are difficult, but they are a normal and common part of the learning process. Don’t be afraid of failure and more importantly, don’t let it discourage you. Get together and move on. Failure is just another life lesson. One of the good habits for men is being able to move on and learn from any experience.
Not Saving Money
If you don’t have a habit of saving money, now’s a great time to start creating it. It’s true that people and experiences make us happy — not money. However, money enables you to enjoy new things and life in general without worries. Any bucketlist for men will remain fantasy if you don’t have the means to make it real.
The smartest financial move you can make is to start saving, or more precisely, to leave some money aside every month. With it, you will get what you want — security and freedom. When you save a certain amount every month, you’re investing in your own peace of mind in the future. Life has a way of surprising us, and we should be ready to tackle anything it throws our way.
Being In Bed Too Much
You should use your youth in the best possible way. Healthy habits should be adopted, and one of those is certainly getting up early. Of course, no one says you should never allow yourself to sleep in, but staying in bed all day and wasting time can turn into a bad habit. Lying around and staring at the screen for hours on end is detrimental to your physical and mental wellbeing. Lying for ten minutes before getting up is okay, but staying for hours — definitely not!
It is not necessarily about laziness as those who just jump out of bed in the morning and instantly start doing various activities happily sometimes like to think. It can also be caused by low blood pressure. But don’t worry about it — just stretch, open the curtains, let some daylight in, and you’ll be ready in no time!
Not Making Phone Calls
Many people don’t like having long conversations over the phone. Some even have anxiety whenever they need to call someone. But the sooner you get used to it, the easier it will be for you in the future.
If you learn at an earlier age to use your phone for calls too and not just the internet and messaging, it will make your life easier in many ways.
It’s quite common for people to have issues that can only be solved through phone calls. Many companies are slow to reply to emails, and sometimes, you just need information as soon as possible.
Sometimes, giving a ring to your parents means a lot, even if you are not used to it. If you don’t live nearby, this will be the best way to keep in contact with them. Later on, phone calls will help you to become more confident in communication in general.
Too Much Social Media
Today, there is almost no person that doesn’t have at least one social media account. That has become completely normal.
You can find out about events in the world and in your country via social networks. You can also get valuable information regarding education through various courses and workshops in various fields. After all, they are also good for leisure.
Still, you build true relationships with people by sharing experiences, opinions, and emotions face to face and often in a limited circle of friends — not on social media. However, on social networks, we easily fall into the trap of online social popularity.
Of course, many of our “followers” are our real friends, but virtual accessibility and ease of communication open the door to false friendships, which exists exclusively online. This often builds the illusion that we enjoy a rich social life and popularity, which disappears when we go offline.
Social media platforms also distract us from our everyday responsibilities, take away our focus, and make us feel alienated. Imagine what you could do with all the time you spend scrolling on your phone! You could reconnect with people in real life, find a new hobby, and take the time to hone your skills.