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16 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 35 Years Old

16 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 35 Years Old

If you are reaching your mid-thirties it is time to take have a look at yourself and decide which habits are worthwhile keeping and which are weighing you down and ought to be shaken off. Let’s take a look at 16 habits that you should quickly be shedding.

1. Comparing yourself to others.

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    When you compare yourself to others you do damage to your sense of self. By undertaking the game of comparisons you are bound to end up feeling envious and low in confidence. Comparing yourself to others is also not very effective, as the front that others present in public may mask what they are really feeling or going through.

    2. Being a spendthrift

    It’s all very well having the latest accessories and the nicest car; but is it really necessary? At one point you need to ask yourself; If I keep spending will I have something to live off when I get older? The fact is the earlier you start saving the longer you have to accrue interest on your money, and this additional interest could prove to come in handy when you are in your senior years.

    3. Having irregular sleeping habits

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      When you were young, you think you can sleep anytime. You think you can stay awake all the time. But all these will make you pay a price later in life. And your body will no longer be capable of such habit. Start going to sleep and waking up at regular times. This can do you a world of good. It will help you remain fresh through-out the days and lead to good sleeping habits for the future.

      4. Thinking you need to satisfy everyone.

      After you reach a certain age it is time to stop trying to please everyone around you and choose a couple of close friends and family to be good to. Invest your time and energy wisely and be selective when you choose to help others. Most importantly don’t skimp on your own needs.

      5. Abusing your feet

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        Your feet are essential for life. Make sure you wear shoes that fit and are comfortable. Otherwise you may end up with infections, hammer toes, blisters, weird skin or bunions. And these ailments could prove to slow you down later in life.

        6. Avoiding spending time alone

        Spending time with yourself can be very beneficial and can help you ‘reboot’ your system. Quiet time alone will allow you to gather your thoughts and reflect on what you have. If you still can’t enjoy being alone, it’s hard for you to be really happy with others.

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        7. Being inactive

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          We have all know that keeping fit will help you get the most out of life. But did you know that in the later half of your 30s you start losing muscle mass. This makes exercising during these years all the more important. As if you want to remain strong in your later years you need to flex those muscles.

          8. Putting off your life dream

          Now is the time to pursue your life dreams. Don’t wait another minute because time is ticking by. You may wish to start a family, travel the world, or write a book. Whatever your ambition is make sure you take the first steps to fulfil it now.

          9. Being lazy with your dental hygiene

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            Look after your teeth because you only get one set. Make sure you get your teeth cleaner regularly and do all the daily dental hygiene stuff that needs to be done. The longer you keep your own teeth the better your smile will be and the happier you will be eating.   

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            10. Getting a tan

            If you would rather not have wrinkles and thin skin from sun damage, then stop lying in the sun. Once more a great looking tan can prove to cause major health concerns later in life, though, for example, the development of melanomas.

            11. Dealing with all your stressful events in your head

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              Keeping a journal can help you put your thoughts and feelings down on paper. This, in turn, can help you deal with stressful events. More than this a journal can be a great reminder of good times and struggles when you get older.

              12. Berating yourself for your mistakes

              Start learning how to forgive yourself for your mistakes. Try not to dwell on where you went wrong and instead look towards the future and see how you can steer things in the direction you want to go.

              13. Smoking

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                If you are a smoker stop immediately. Research suggests that if you quit before you reach the age of 40 you have a 90% lower mortality rate than those who continue to smoke.

                14. Looking to change yourself and things around you.

                If you are content with what you have and who you are chances are you will be happier in life. Research suggests that true gratitude can increase happiness and decrease negative feelings.

                15. Trying to hide your inner-nature

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                  If people do not appreciate who you truly are deep down, then they are not worth the effort. Show the world your inner beauty and it’ll smile back.

                  16. Closing off from those you love

                  Be open to those who love you. Let them in and share your thoughts and experiences with them. The more you open up to the ones you love the more you will gain from having them close.

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                  Last Updated on August 20, 2018

                  60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                  60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                  Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted.

                    Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

                    1. Good Health

                    Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

                    2. Money in the Bank

                    Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

                    3. Good Friends

                    Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

                    4. Freedom of Religion

                    Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

                    5. Your Parents

                    Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

                    6. Weekends

                    There’s something magical about weekends.

                    7.Having a Partner

                    Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

                    8. Pets

                    Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

                    9. Learning from Mistakes

                    If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

                    10. Opportunity to Get an Education

                    The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.

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                    11. Having a Home

                    Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

                    12. An Ability to Read

                    If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

                    13. Breathing Fresh Air

                    Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

                    14. A Bed to Sleep

                    A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

                    15. Laughter

                    Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

                    16. Safety and Security

                    Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

                    17. Cars

                    Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

                    18. Sunshine

                    The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

                    19. Time

                    Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

                    20. Clean Water

                    Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

                    21. Cell Phones

                    Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

                    22. Love

                    The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

                    23. Books

                    Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.

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                    24. Kindness of Strangers

                    Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

                    25. Campfires

                    The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

                    26. Pain

                    Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

                    27. Art

                    The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

                    28. Holidays

                    Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

                    29. Freedom of Speech

                    Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

                    30. Rainbows

                    The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

                    31. Tears

                    Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

                    32. Waking up Today

                    Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

                    33. Indoor Plumbing

                    Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

                    34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

                    Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

                    35. Mountains

                    Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

                    36. Eyesight

                    Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.

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                    37. Grocery Stores

                    Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

                    38. Sunsets

                    Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

                    39. Entertainment

                    Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

                    40. Your Mind

                    Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

                    41. Employment

                    Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

                    42. Diversity

                    The world would be a boring place without diversity.

                    43. Moon and Stars

                    The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

                    44. Electricity

                    Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

                    45. Air Conditioning

                    Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

                    46. Hearing

                    Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

                    47. Children

                    Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

                    48. Ability to Learn

                    The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

                    49. People Willing to Teach

                    Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.

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                    50. Oceans

                    The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

                    51. Modern Medicine

                    Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

                    52. Music

                    Music brings out new emotions.

                    53. Entrepreneurs

                    Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

                    54. Warm Clothing

                    On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

                    55. Freedom to Vote

                    Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

                    56. An Internet Connection

                    It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

                    57. Challenges

                    Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

                    58. Hiking Trails

                    Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

                    59. Vaccines

                    Many of us wouldn’t be alive without today’s vaccinations.

                    60. Armed Forces

                    Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

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