Holding in your anger
You may not want to be a “drama queen.” Maybe you don’t want to stir up issues in your relationship. You don’t want to fight with your mom. But holding in your anger can cause digestive issues, sleep issues, blood pressure issues and more. So, if someone pissed you off, tell them. Let them take on the stress since they caused the problem.
Having a limiting diet
You want that perfect crop-top body in your 20s, so you eat nothing but broccoli and chicken every single day. But that’s not sustainable, and when the day comes that you do need to expand your diet, you may have given yourself some food allergies.
Taking exercise too seriously
As a part of the crop-top plan, you may force yourself to do an hour on the elliptical each day or hit your spin class every morning. And, the truth is, you hate all of this. If you burn yourself out on exercise young, and associate working out with stress and negativity, it will be hard to get back into it when you really need it later in life.
You may not see it right away, but drinking daily dehydrates your body and causes wrinkles. There is almost no amount of water that can make up for the dehydration caused by daily alcohol.
Skimping on sleep
Just because you can run on 5 hours of sleep a night when you’re 20 doesn’t mean you should. Your body knows you haven’t slept enough, even if your brain doesn’t, and it will make you pay later in other ways.