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How to Become the Best Version of Yourself in 2020

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If 2020 and self-quarantining measures have you considering how to use this time for self-improvement, now could be the perfect time to formulate a plan to get you moving forward on the right foot. Of course, not all types of self-improvement can be accomplished while you’re maintaining social distancing, but by starting with what is attainable now and making plans for the future you’ll set yourself up for success when it’s safe to leave your home again. Here are just a few ideas to kickstart your own thinking when it comes to becoming the best version of yourself in 2020.

Take control of your nutrition

If you aren’t eating well, you may face a variety of negative side effects. From higher cholesterol and blood pressure to trouble sleeping and feelings of sluggishness, there are dozens of reasons to avoid eating a surplus of processed, fatty foods. While 2020 might go down in history as a year of isolation and self-quarantine, there’s no reason it can’t also be remembered as the year you learned to better meal prep and take your nutrition more seriously. Especially when you’re leading a more sedentary lifestyle, having the right nutrients and supplements can make a world of difference in your life. It may even be worth looking into getting a NAD supplement which can help your body’s metabolism work better. NAD supplements target your body at a cellular level, ensuring that you get the results you’re expecting.

Face your opioid addiction

If you’ve been self-medicating feelings of stress or other problems in your life with opioids, this year could be the time to finally face your disorder. A rapid detox program may be best when you’re able to safely enroll in such a program. Rapid detoxes are medically-supervised detoxification processes, which were pioneered over two decades ago to help treat people struggling with opioid addiction. These sorts of medical detoxes, leveraging the Waismann Method, can help shorten the duration of withdrawal. After your detox treatment occurs in a hospital, you can further recover at a specialized recovery center. This ensures that you don’t have to face as many withdrawal symptoms and that you find lasting success in your fight against opioid addiction.

Get up, get out, get moving

Exercise is a vital part of becoming a healthier you. Exercise has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation in the body, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even treat or prevent depression. Best of all, it can be done for free almost anywhere in the world. Whether that means loading up a fitness dance class on YouTube and rocking it out in your kitchen or going for a jog through your neighborhood, there are plenty of free ways to get exercise, even under quarantine. Just imagine how great you’ll look and feel, exercising each day in preparation for the opportunity to reconnect with your friends and family once the stay-at-home orders are lifted and you no longer have to shelter in place.

Start a mindfulness practice

Meditation, prayer, or mindfulness all of their place in your daily routine. In fact, anecdotal studies of a variety of successful individuals illustrated that daily meditation was a major factor in their success. Meditation only takes ten to twenty minutes to do and can be done anywhere you find yourself. Isn’t that reason enough to start a lifechanging new habit?

As you can see, there are all sorts of ways to improve yourself this year. Whether it’s getting on the meditation cushion or finally tackling your opioid use once and for all, 2020 could be the best year yet with the right planning. Keep the above ideas in mind and be gentle and realistic with your expectations for yourself as you work to improve yourself mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The you who emerge from quarantine will certainly be one to be proud of.