Things to Focus on in 2022 for a Happier Lifestyle

Now that 2022 is here in full force, one has to face the new year and new challenges it will bring. Now more than ever maintaining a peaceful and healthy lifestyle is not always easy for all because of the fact that the world is in the midst of a global pandemic. Starting the new year off right and reflecting on what one can focus on to have a happy lifestyle is crucial. Here are five things to target this year to maintain a desirable lifestyle. 

The first thing to focus on this year is surrounding oneself with a supportive circle of friends. High school can be very challenging at times, so having friends that make one feel good about themselves and support is of utmost importance. Friends who allow others to feel happy and special is something all should strive for. If this is not the case and one is feeling bad about themselves with friends, the healthy thing to do is distance oneself from that situation. 

Second, prioritizing mental health this year is something that everyone should put first. There is nothing more important than one’s mental state. Some ways to prioritize mind health is spending time to reflect on life.Maintaining healthy habits could consist of doing things that make the mind feel productive and untroubled, such as reading or working out.

The next component to a happier lifestyle is spending less time on social media, and more time actually engaging in activities. Sometimes social media can be a toxic environment, so the best thing to do is take a step back. Social media can also be addicting, so it is important one can realize the benefits of off screen time. Instead of texting or calling friends all day long, engage in the opportunity to actually be face to face with them.

Receiving the recommended nine hours of sleep per night allows one’s mind to rest and recharge for the next day. Too much sleep can cause negative effects on the productiveness of teens, but not having enough can have the same effects. Taking the opportunity to receive enough sleep benefits the physical and mental state of teenagers and how much sleep one gets usually dictates how the day will be. 

The last tip for a better lifestyle is something as simple as staying positive and having meaningful thoughts. If one has positive thoughts, the outcome of the situation is more likely to go in the favor of the positive mindset. Giving oneself positive affirmation and having positive thoughts each morning is something that can be an instant mood and confidence booster. 

With all that has happened over the past few years, maintaining happiness is something everyone has struggled with one time or another. It is important to keep a healthy mind to create a healthy lifestyle. With these five simple tips, maintaining a stress free life is more realistic.