Rub egg whites on your face and you’ll have a firm and toned skin. Sleep on the floor and there you have a good night’s sleep. Nosh on grasshoppers and you’ll end up with a healthy nervous system.
Wait. What? Eating these gross insects? That’s going too far!
Well, let’s have a look below at some of the weirder things that could hel0p you to stay healthy and beautiful.
#1. Talking to Yourself
“Crazy girl who talks to herself”,“Total Weirdo” – Yes, that’s how I’ve been labeled.
When you are actually caught talking to yourself (I mean out loud and not just under your breath), especially if you are using your own name in the conversation, it becomes beyond embarrassing. And it’s no wonder why – society has deemed it a strange or hallucinatory behavior.
But, what if I tell you that musing aloud at work or in a grocery store is one of the best things you could do for your mental health?
Research has shown that talking to yourself is not crazy at all and is healthy in the following ways:
- It can help you stay focused
- It can motivate yourself
- It can help you process difficult feelings
- It can also help you visualize things and notice them more easily
#2. Sleeping Naked
Can there be anything better than catching some Zzz’s?
A few glasses of wine, maybe.
But, the thing with sleep is that it doesn’t come easily for many of us. Or, sometimes even nine hours are not enough to recharge you.
As per the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), a good night’s rest depends a lot on your body temperature. You will get a better snooze if your body temperature is around 60 to 67º Fahrenheit. And, what’s the best way to maintain this body temperature? By striping down before you hop in bed.
Sleeping naked has so many health benefits that you will instantly ditch that birthday suit.
- Sleeping au natural will help you hit the hay faster and get a better sleep.
- It can also boost your immune system.
- It can reduce the risk of skin disease, fungal infections and some other internal diseases.
- It reduces stress and slows down the aging process.
- Sleeping nude can boost your metabolism and burn your calories.
- It can spike out your family jewels (if you have them, of course), especially those who like to heat the crap out theirs with extremely tight underwear.
- Needless to say, what can happen when you sleep naked next to your partner.
It’s not just you!
Like many others, even I love to use my imagination and immerse myself in a fantasy world. I like to daydream about the past, the present and the future. In other words, I was born a daydreamer.
Now, most of the time, we think we are wasting our time. It turns out that the moment your mind wandered off during a Zoom meeting, your brain was very much active and much more “efficient.”
It’s completely normal to let your mind drift off to Wanderland, but what’s more fascinating about living in la-la land from time to time is the powerful mental health benefits:
- Daydreaming can boost your creativity and productivity.
- It can help to manage your anxiety.
- It can strengthen your relationships.
- It plays a role in fulfilling your wishes.
- Makes you happier
So, where exactly on the K-pop land were we…
#4. Eating Grasshoppers
Gagging at the thought of crunching roasted grasshoppers, here’s a reality check: grasshoppers are packed with proteins, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and omega-3. I don’t think I need to say more, isn’t it?
#5. Doing Nothing
Do you have some time for an all time-classic movie? How about cooling off at the beach?
Living in a society that fetishes working long hours, skipping vacation and remaining “on” even during your “off” hours just sucks. If you are sober enough (not from alcohol, but from work and other daily concerns), you will realize how toxic the constant connectivity to work and modern technology can be.
I’m not just asking you to take a break, but to separate yourself from this world and its overworked mentality and remain idle.
It’s all a matter of perception. Some might think doing nothing is an indication of irresponsibility and wasting time. But, for me, idle time does not mean idle at all, but a boost of my creativity and productivity.
If you ask me, I’d say eating grasshoppers tops the list. I know, I know, you are probably dry-heaving at the mere mention of it. But, no matter how weird (or gross) these ideas may sound, they might be worth the…dare?