When it comes to health and wellness, everyone fluctuates throughout their lives. Different phases of life bring different routines and often our schedules dictate our lifestyles instead of vice versa, how it should be. For example, I full time student is going to have very different routines and habits than a full-time mother. Partially because they have different schedules, but also different standards. Standards and how you perceive things are a big part of the way you treat your body as well. During your young professional life, you are often so focused on your career and your personal goals you do not have time to date. On the other hand, you often hear the flipped version of that statement, which is that when you are focused on dating it is hard to find time for yourself or be serious about a career. However, during the dating phase of your life, it is still very important to keep a healthy lifestyle.
When we begin dating someone we often lose track of ourselves. We begin spending more time with someone else, and picking up there habits out of convenience but also infatuation. This is great if your new partner has healthy habits. If your partner lives on pizza and beer with a 10-hour sleep schedule that begins around 3:00 AM, you might want to take a step back and initiate actions that will keep you on track personally. When you are struggling, just remember you are an individual and do not have to follow the same lifestyle as whoever you are dating. It is important for both your mental and physical health. Here are a few habits that might be helpful to follow.
Create a Sleepover Rule
When you first start dating, it can be easy to spend all your time, and all your nights together. This is fun but can also lead to a screwed-up schedule. Keep things on track by establishing a rule about the number of nights you can spend at each other’s houses each week. This way you are sure to get some shut eye in your own bed and resume with your morning routine, whatever that might be.
Keep Up with Regular Fitness
If you date someone who is not very active, it can be easy to give up on whatever fitness routine you have, especially if your routine is time consuming. It can be tempting to skip your workout so that you can spend more time with your significant other. Make things simple by getting a bowflex so you do not even have to leave your apartment to get a good workout.
Switch Who Picks Dinner
It is possible that you have different diets, or different preferences when it comes to food. No one wants to be difficult or picky, so sometimes we tend to just sacrifice our needs to make things easy. Avoid doing this by using every other rule. Basically, you switch off who picks what or where dinner is, every other date.