Doing these Two Things Will Greatly Improve Your Health and Wealth

Donnabeth Aniban
3 min readJun 23, 2022
Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

Create more. Consume less. That’s it! If you skip reading this article and you’ll do just that, your health and finances will start improving. But if you need more convincing, read on.

Consuming less food= improved physical health

Many of us have health problems not because of what we lack, but because of the excess we’re taking in. Yes, there are diseases caused by deficiencies, but if you’re reading this article on your phone or computer, I doubt that starvation is your problem.

Heart diseases and stroke are the two top causes of death in the world according to WHO’s 2019 report. Diet is a major contributing factor to these diseases. Too much salt, fat, and sugar are among the reasons that these diseases develop. Thus, consuming less of salt, fat, and sugar leads to better health. Consuming less food also leads to more savings; therefore, more wealth.

Consuming less social media content= improved mental health

Consuming endless content on different social media platforms, including Medium, is not a healthy habit. These platforms are designed to be addictive and are associated with anxiety and depression if it is not managed well.

Social media can be helpful in many areas but should only be used in moderation. Use it intentionally instead of mindlessly scrolling and ending up wasting hours consuming content. Set a timer or an intention to avoid this from happening. For example, scroll Facebook for 15 minutes, post a picture on Instagram, read 3 Medium articles, or watch one video on Youtube. After completing the time or the task you set, exit the app and do something more productive.

Creating more art= improved mental health

Art has healing power. Research has shown that expressing yourself through art can help you deal with depression, anxiety, and even cancer. It has also been linked to better memory, reasoning, and adaptability.

If you’re feeling anxious or sad about what’s happening around you, maybe it’s because you’re consuming too much information and not creating enough art. It’s okay not to be updated with…

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Donnabeth Aniban

Mom since 2011. Filipino. Former nurse and teacher. Writer and entrepreneur atm. I write mostly about life, business, health, productivity, and motherhood.