When it comes to your health, it’s important you’re paying attention to everything. While that may seem a bit overwhelming, it really doesn’t have to be. Taking care of your health can be relatively easy when you make a routine of it. Here are some tips for how you can create a more routine healthy lifestyle.

Regular Check-Ups

While it’s really easy to blow off a check-up with your doctor because you think you’re fine, it can be damaging to do that. For example, astigmatism occurs in about one out of every three people in the United States. However, this can go unnoticed if you’re not going to your eye doctor regularly because you think your eyesight is fine or good enough.

Similarly, skipping routine check-ups with your primary doctor can be even more dangerous. Just because you may think you are fine does not mean you always are. Your doctors are there to help you stay healthy, so let them do their job. Making a habit of not missing appointments will help you to establish a more healthy routine for your life.

Don’t Forget About Mental Health

While your physical health is a big deal, so is your mental health. Mental health often gets overlooked because it’s not something you can always physically see or notice. Though our mental health rolls over into our actions, those who deal with mental health difficulties can often become very good at hiding tell-tale signs that they’re struggling. It’s important to let yourself feel and admit when you’re struggling and use strategies to work through it rather than struggle in silence.

One way a lot of people get stressed or mentally clouded is by using social media too much. For example, according to the Pew Research Center, 72% of adult internet users use Facebook. If you’re someone who uses Facebook every day or other social media platforms daily, this can become toxic. Losing yourself in the internet can cause increased stress and worsen the ability to use coping strategies.

If you can get into a routine of checking your phone less and not using social media on a daily basis, your health will thank you. The real world is not on your phone, and getting stuck on it will make you miss things you otherwise could’ve been enjoying.

Simple Pleasures

Another part of caring for your health is indulging every now and then. Whether this is allowing yourself to eat something you normally stay away from or buying yourself something nice, it’s important to treat yourself. For example, over 60% of flower sales are bought for the person who is actually buying them. If flowers are something you enjoy and you need some relief, go and buy it for yourself. Allowing yourself to splurge a little is healthy as long as it’s in moderation. Don’t allow yourself to go overboard and create a crutch. You shouldn’t treat yourself all the time for no reason, but when something stressful happens or you’ve accomplished a goal, rewards are important.

Staying on top of your health can be a feat, but once you get into the routine of making healthy choices more often, it’ll become a habit to take care of yourself.