Millenials have it hard these days – and millennial gay guys have a really tough call when it comes to self-care and a healthy attitude towards pretty much everything in life. As though it was not enough to fight homophobia and discrimination on a daily basis, gay guys these days are struggling with body image and femininity issues, as well as pressures to be ultra-productive and compete with heretosexuals in the business arena. Still, it does not have to be all bad, at least not when there are plenty of ways to achieve a positive and healthy mindset that will get you far in life. In case you are new to the concept of proper self-care, here are a few steps you can take when looking to set your mindset on the right and healthy track.
Focus on Yourself
At the end of the day, you only have yourself to embrace or scold for every goal you have or have not managed to accomplish. For this reason, it would be positive if you could be your best friend and cheerleader instead of your worst critic. Whatever curveball life might decide to throw your way, you need to have a gentle and supportive attitude to yourself and prioritize your well-being over everything else in life. Mental strength may well be built on sweat and tears, but for as long as you know when to go easy on yourself, a temporary failure to achieve your full potential should not be regarded as the end of the world.
Health is Priority
As the old saying goes, a rolling stone gathers no moss, and this is true of healthy gay guys who know just how valuable their physical health is. For optimal health, you should undergo the regular medical checkups, but you should not overlook your diet and fitness plan either. As you browse health food store options in search of supplements, superfoods and other wellness-oriented products, you will be doing a major favor to your long-term health and your budget at the same time. Also, be sure to organize your agenda in order to be able to get in at least three decent meals a day, and make room for regular trainings at least three times a week.
Work it Out
This one goes without saying: there is no alternative to regular trainings when it comes to a slender physique, so make sure you squeeze in at least two or three visits to the local gym per week. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during lockdown is essential for your self-care and self-confidence, and even a tiny bit of exercise is better than none. As a young gay guy, you will find that regular trainings have an extraordinary impact on your appearance and your state of mind since trainings promote release of happiness hormones in the brain. You do not have to go out of your way to get a decent training in place: it is enough to introduce long walks and a few strength trainings per week to achieve excellent fitness results and stay healthy in the months to come.
Another critical aspect of a millennial gay guy’s wellbeing agenda, work on self-esteem will pay off many times over down the road as it will land you better work prospects and higher demand on the dating market. Additionally, an increased sense of self-worth will also allow you to set other priorities in a healthy manner and strike a fine balance in all aspects of life. In case you need expert help, you can always consult a psychotherapist or a life coach and have them help you in the mission of achieving healthy self-esteem. If there is one goal that you are going to set for yourself this holiday season, it may be a quest to increase self-confidence. There is no way you can go wrong with a self-confident attitude to life, for as long as you keep it within healthy limits.
Having a healthier mindset starts with a single decision, and if you are still here, you now have at least a few ideas as to which decisions will make the most of your self-development plan. Eat right, sleep well, introduce fitness into your daily agenda, focus on your priorities, and be unflinchingly self-confident because life is one and it is what you make of it, after all. Good luck!