Take Time for Hygiene
I’m sure hygiene is a topic on a lot of our minds nowadays, specifically washing our hands. With all that’s going on right now it’s hard not to constantly think about it. I know I am! But being focused on hygiene shouldn’t be the result of a global pandemic or some other life altering event. It needs to be a daily routine and it needs to be done correctly. What does correctly mean? Just think about how long you wash your hands or how well you floss. If you feel there’s room for improvement, there probably is. Good hygiene goes beyond appearances and you shouldn’t just be doing it to please others. It’s a lifestyle and extremely important to your health. Let me explain.
Benefits of Good Hygiene
Practicing good hygiene keeps your body healthy and safe. Taking showers as well as brushing and flossing your teeth keep your body clean and prevents health issues later. Washing your hands can not only help keep you safe from illness, but helps others from getting sick as well.
Besides the physical benefits, did you know good hygiene can help with mental health too? It’s true. When we feel good on the outside that typically impacts the way we feel on the inside. Yet another reason to practice regular and thorough hygiene.
Consequences of Bad Hygiene
If you are inconsistent with your hygiene, or if you aren’t doing it correctly, the affects will become apparent quickly. Not only will your body begin to have issues, but those around you will as well. Your odor and appearance my impact who wants to be around you. Then there’s the health aspect. You are more prone to catch or spread something if you don’t keep yourself clean.
And as mentioned before there’s the mental aspect of it all. If no one wants to be around you or your sick all the time, that can weigh on you mentally. So to avoid that downward spiral, it’s important to take time for your personal hygiene.
I understand that none of us are perfect and we slip up from time to time. Not washing your hands long enough or forgetting to floss once or twice isn’t going to kill us. But we could use a little help now and then. And for those of us who have kids, the issue of hygiene is something we should teach them about early on. Here are some tips for both adults and children you may find helpful
Use the buddy system for accountability.
Set reminders on your mobile or smart devices.
Set hygiene goals.
Get travel-sized products so you always have something when you’re away from home.
Use Young Living and Nature’s Ultra products for washing your body and hands, skincare, and overall wellness.
Teach proper hand washing skills.
Learn proper dental hygiene habits for your child.
Be patient and answer questions.
Hygiene is extremely important and since your body is the only one you have, it’s kind of important that you maintain it.