The LGBTQ+ community might have had a less-than-ideal year in 2021 (just like the rest of the world) but having a bad year behind us allows us to make certain decisions that will make the next one better. In 2022, we can all take our bad decisions and turn them into beneficial actions for our lives. Here are some of the best New Year’s resolutions that will empower the LGBTQ+ community and make us all glow with health and wellbeing:
Start your fitness journey
Many LGBTQ people don’t feel comfortable at the gym. Fortunately, it’s possible to find many LGBT-friendly workout places with a welcoming atmosphere and judgment-free vibe. Starting your fitness resolution can be hard. However, with a good beginner’s program, you can quickly get the hang of it, create a lasting habit, and get all the results you’re hoping for. For example, if you live in Australia, EMS training in Melbourne may help you on your fitness journey.
Adopt a new healthy diet
Every year has its fad diet, but in 2022, skip all of them and go back to basics. If you’re an active person with a job, social life and many obligations during the day, you will love taking up a carnivore diet that will provide you with plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals necessary for a strong and healthy body. Carnivore diet combined with keto eating principles is a great way to lose weight and stay strong (but don’t forget to also include non-starchy veggies). Going back to basics with our eating instincts, it’s a great idea to add more meat to your diet, but be responsible for how you do it. Make sure to check where all that protein is coming from, what kind of conditions were present on farms and whether the workers were paid a fair wage. Who says only vegans can be environmentally and socially conscious!
Pay more attention to your skin
It seems that if you don’t have a complicated skincare routine you perform daily, you’re not that girl. But let’s be honest, having a 10-step skincare routine is time-consuming, annoying, expensive and completely unnecessary for most. In 2022, if you want to give your skin at least some attention, you can start a very simple routine that will clear out your face, make you look fresh and invigorated and make you razzle and dazzle with your appearance wherever you go. A simple three-step process that includes cleansing, exfoliation and hydration will be more than suitable for 2022. You will not only look much better but also feel better about yourself and reserve a few minutes a day for worshipping your beauty.
Practice safe sex
As you know, sexual health is an important topic for all people, but historically, more important for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2022, you can resolve to be more careful and open with your sexual partners, engage in safe sex and minimize potential health hazards. Getting tested regularly is the first resolution to take—just note down in your calendar “STD test” and make sure to hit your local clinic (the entire thing will last two or three days and give you peace of mind for at least 6 months). When it comes to practicing safe sex, unless you’re not in a monogamous relationship, treat yourself to a nice condom present box for Christmas so you can stay safe all year round.
Take up a hobby
You might think “I go to brunch every Sunday” or “I love to hit the clubs and dance all night” but these are not real hobbies—we’re talking about something you can do that will bring more peace and accomplishment to your life. Painting is a great hobby to try and express your inner demons. Or you can take up baking vegan cupcakes. If you have a green thumb, you can join thousands of #plantgays and start greening up your home. Whatever hobby makes you happy, fulfilled and at peace, make sure to do it more in 2022.
Besides these health resolutions, there are many more you can make: volunteer, start therapy, ditch single-use plastic, support a cause, etc. But there’s no way you can respect any of these other resolutions if you’re feeling poorly about yourself. So do your best to be a happy and healthy gay and you’ll be ready to make the world a better place.