The 16 Mistakes You’re Making Every Day & How to Fix Them

If you find yourself doing one or some of these 16 daily mistakes, here is how to fix them!

16 Daily Mistakes and How to Fix Them

1. Skipping Breakfast

Skipping the most important meal of the day? That is one daily mistake about 44 percent of the American population is making. Nonetheless, here are six reasons why you should eat breakfast, including its ability to lessen hunger, support a healthy weight, and boost energy.

How to Fix It:

Try out these 10 healthy breakfast pizzas to get you out of bed, 15 avocado toast recipes that will instantly upgrade your life, and 13 simple and delicious porridge variations. Even if rushed for time, at least go for a banana and peanut butter, berries and yogurt, peaches and cottage cheese, or other favorite fiber-protein combos.

2. Snoozing On Those Morning Workouts

Tackling that morning workout is a common everyday problem most people face, as succumbing to the comfort of a cozy bed is just too tempting. But a morning exercise sesh can energize you for not just the morning, but enhance energy levels throughout the day’s entirety and take your goals to the next level!

How to Fix It:

Instead of snoozing on those workouts, learn how to exercise in the morning.

3. And Pressing Snooze in General

Think those extra minutes are helping you feel more rested? Think again. Sleep experts argue, if anything, pushing the snooze button may just be harder for you to wake up.

How to Fix It:

Stop pushing the snooze button and start becoming a morning person by going to bed earlier, setting a cozy sleep environment, disconnecting from screens, and waking up and get moving!

4. Forgetting to Power Your Fitness Tracker

Trackers count activity and can be the motivation you need to lead an active day. But also thanks to their tracking abilities, they also pick up deviations in heart rate and can even be lifesaving!

How to Fix It:

Just as brushing your teeth, make it a habit to put your fitness tracker on the charger each night.

5. Leaving Nature to the Outdoors

First off, you should try to get out in nature as much as possible. However, there are certain instances that may resort us to the great indoors and increase the risk nature deficit disorder, which may diminish uses of the senses, concentration difficulties, and an inability to fully connect and live in the moment.

How to Fix It:

Bring plants indoors, including in your home or desk. Doing so not only reconnects you with nature, but can even clean your air if you flourish these common indoor plants!

6. Going Without a Water Bottle

Forgetting to keep hydrated can cause you to feel lethargic and moody throughout the day, along with compromising digestive and overall health. 

How to Fix It:

Purchase a large, reusable water bottle. Doing so is a handy reminder to not only drink more water, but keep it filled throughout the day’s entirety.

7. Eating in Front of TV

It is all too common: Before tuning into the newest Netflix series, you head to the kitchen for a bag of chips and a side of dip. But eating on the couch with the television on leads to more mindless eating, thus more food and calorie consumption. 

How to Fix It:

Make it a point to eat all meals and snacks at a designated eating table. And when contemplating a snack or somehow winding up in the kitchen, identify if it is hunger or boredom you are experiencing. If truly desiring a TV snack, portion out a serving in a bowl and go for a more nutritious option such as carrots, popcorn, or a piece of fruit.

8. Overspending Money

Whether purchasing a large vanilla latte every morning or going on a shopping spree, regularly overspending can put you in quite the financial pickle and stress later down the road.

How to Fix It:

Make a personal budget with these four easy steps, including tracking your spending automatically, knowing your fixed monthly expenses, putting money on your autopilot, and spending the rest without worry using a spending allowance. 

9. Resorting to Drive Thrus

Whether tired after work or the kitchen has run dry, you might find yourself resorting to drive thrus quite often. However, continuing to consume highly processed foods can result to weight gain and increase the risk of chronic diseases. Ultimately, sitting down to a meal encourages us to focus on the meal at and good company surrounding us, thus fostering stronger and healthier relationships to food, health, and loved ones!

How to Fix It:

Practice meal preparation to keep nutritious options conveniently on hand, along with stocking the freezer with nutritious and delicious meals from Balance by bistroMD!

10. Not Applying Sunscreen

One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and not applying sunscreen can be increasing your risk!

How to Fix It:

To protect skin and lower the risk of cancer cancer, rigorously apply sunscreen even on cloudy days (as up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate the skin)! Adults should apply an ounce of broad spectrum sunscreen with no less than 15 SPF, and children, no less than 30 SPF. Cover body 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and every two to four hours of outdoor activity.

11. Drinking Too Much

The social acceptance and legalization of alcohol tends to dismiss the harm alcohol may cause, though drinking too much can cause significant consequences. A night of binging can lead to significant injury and even death, while long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk of cancer, liver disease, and many other potentially fatal health conditions.

How to Fix It:

Although drinks can still be enjoyed at those happy hours and wedding celebrations, men should moderate alcohol intake to no more than two drinks per day while women are limited to one. Eating a nutritious meal and sipping on water before, with, and after alcoholic beverages can also lower the unpleasant effects of alcohol.

12. Being on the Phone at Dinner

Being on the phone at dinner can disconnect us from the meal and company surrounding us, along with increasing stress especially if emailing your boss back. Ultimately, mealtime should be a nourishing occasion at both physical and emotional levels and being on the phone can deter such pleasures.

How to Fix It:

When it comes to meals, leave all phones and other electronic devices behind and hone in on quality conversation and the meal. Also encourage others at the table to do the same!

13. Indulging in Too Much Screen Time

Did you know the average U.S. adult spends 10 hours and 39 minutes on some sort of screen each day? The whopping time spent on screens can be cultivating a sedentary lifestyle and tarnishing overall health.

How to Fix It:

Try a digital detox, as detaching from electronics can allow you to reconnect with loved ones and even yourself, producing memories and enhancing mental health.

14. Bottling in Stress

Keeping stress bottled in is essentially like a ticking time awaiting to explode and can impair the ability for appropriate cognitive thinking.

How to Fix It:

Approach the stressful situation at hand, along with priming yourself to do so in a tactful manner. Also identify stress-relieving techniques that can assist in lowering anxiety and worry, including yoga, meditation, and exercise.

15. Going to Bed Late

Staying up late only to wake up in a mere few hours (and perhaps be late) for work is quite unnerving and can lead to a less-than-desirable day ahead.

How to Fix It:

For whatever reason you struggle getting to bed early, learn how to build a healthy bedtime routine for a good night’s rest and better day ahead!

16. Sleeping on the Wrong Side of the Bed

Well, sleeping in the wrong position… Whereas achieving adequate sleep can result to improved health on both physical and mental levels, there are considered to be best and worst positions to accrue those nightly Zzz’s. In fact, some sleeping positions can cause neck pain and wrinkles. 

How to Fix It:

Recognize these best and worst sleeping positions, analyze your current sleeping method, and adjust as needed.