6 Ways to Feel Better in 2017

By Holly / January 30, 2017

A new year provides an opportunity for you to make the changes in your life that will allow you to feel better. This can be different for everyone, and sometimes there are areas of your life you should change that you haven’t actually thought about. If you want to stop being stressed and feel better about yourself, both physically and mentally, then take a look at the following 6 things to do in 2017.

  1. Exercise.

It’s obvious – exercising can help you feel better in so many different ways. For instance, it can help you shed excess weight you’ve been carrying around; it can help you tone yourself; it can be a stress reducer; and it can even help give you energy. There are plenty of different exercise routines out there, so simply take the time to find the one that makes the most sense for you, and then stick with it. It can be hard at first, but know that it typically takes about two weeks for you to get into a routine, so if you can push through it, you can be on your way to healthier and happier new you.

  1. Visit the doctor (and the dentist).

Face it. Most of us will not go to the doctor or the dentist unless there’s an issue. While this does help alleviate an illness happening right then and there, it doesn’t offer any preventative help. Going to the doctor regularly can help you find any underlying issues that could be causing you to feel different.

At the same time, getting dental checkups also can help you feel better. Not only can a checkup help clean your teeth and fix any issues, but regular dental cleanings can also help prevent other serious illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. When you want to feel better, be sure to put your health at the forefront.

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  1. Change jobs.

If you hate your job, or if it’s causing you too much stress or anxiety, then maybe now is a good time to find something else. Start thinking about what it is about your job you don’t like, and then try to find something that offers the things you do. For instance, maybe you want a job that’s closer to home, or one that doesn’t require you to travel as much. These are all possible to achieve, so figure out if this is something you need to do and do it.

  1. Kick the bad habits.

Many of us have a bad habit or two, and these bad habits could be bringing you down. If you do something you’re not proud of, such as smoke or drink excessively, use this New Year to kick that bad habit. You’ll be surprised at how much better you will feel once you move on to a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Remove the bad influences.

Aside from bad habits, some of us may have some bad influences in our life that cause us stress or do to things we’re not proud of. With the New Year approaching, now is the time to truly think about this and get yourself away from it. Maybe you have a friend or family member who encourages you to make bad choices. If so, now is the time to try and remove them from your life so you can focus on you.

  1. Do what you love.

Many of us don’t find enough time for ourselves, and this isn’t healthy. This year, be sure to find a hobby or activity that makes you feel happy and allows you to focus on yourself. Maybe this is crocheting, boxing, woodworking, or anything else that excites you. Simply find what it is that you love, and be sure you find the time to do it. Even if it’s only 10 minutes a day, it still gives you a sense of accomplishment and a sense of putting yourself first.

When you take the time to do all the things on this list, or at least the ones that are applicable to you, you will find that 2017 will be a great year.

About the author


Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!