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"Reckless" Things That Are Actually Good for You ...

By Holly

From the time we were children, we've been taught that certain activities were "wrong," even though that's far from the truth. Believe it or not, your parents don't always know best. Sometimes, the things that they've warned us about are actually healthy for us to do. Don't buy it? Well, here are a few "reckless" things that it's actually healthy for you to do:

1 Skipping Class

Skipping Class You shouldn't wait until you're physically sick to skip class. If you're under a lot of stress, and don't think you can take another day of listening to your professor drone on, then there's nothing wrong with taking a mental health day. It's not going to set you back. You'll still get a great education, even if you take a day off every few weeks.

2 Sleeping with Multiple Men

Sleeping with Multiple Men You're not a slut for sleeping with multiple people. It's actually healthy for you to explore your options. That way, you'll have a higher chance of ending up with someone special in the future instead of settling. Why? Because you'll have an idea of all of the different types of men that are out there, and will know which type fits your personality and needs the best.

3 Going to Parties

Going to Parties There's nothing wrong with partying, as long as you don't go overboard. After all, life isn't all about going to school and making money. You need to set aside some time for having fun, too.

4 Changing Your Hair

Changing Your Hair If you have blue or pink hair, people will look at you like you're insane. However, you should ignore their stares. Why? Because it's healthy to express your individuality. You can do that by dying your hair, getting tattoos, or wearing unconventional clothing. Ignore the haters, because your happiness is all that matters.

5 Splurging on Something Expensive

Splurging on Something Expensive You don't want to blow your entire paycheck before you pay your rent and buy your food for the week. However, you make money to spend money. If you find a cute pair of shoes that you'd be happy to have, then go ahead and buy them. Isn't it more important to be happy than to be rich?

6 Quitting Your Job

Quitting Your Job No, you don't want to quit your job without having a backup plan. However, there's nothing wrong with leaving your job if you hate it. You should be working at a place that you look forward to going to each and every day. If you hate your job, then you're going to end up hating your life. That's why you need to find something you love to do and find a way to get paid for it.

7 Saying What’s on Your Mind

Saying What’s on Your Mind You've probably gotten in trouble once or twice, just for saying what's on your mind. That's because some people aren't able to handle the truth. However, if you want your relationships to stay strong, you need to be honest with your friends and partners. As long as you phrase your comments nicely, so that they don't come across as completely inappropriate, it's healthy to say what's on your mind instead of holding your feelings back.

8 Drinking Lots of Caffeine

cartoon, person, screenshot, illustration, anime, On a regular basis it isn't the best thing to do, but drinking lots of caffeine can help give you that extra push to get things done, like cramming for exams or meeting deadlines for work. Just don't add too much cream and sugar for a healthier alternative.

9 Saying No

person, No., In most cases, it's much easier to just say yes, but what good is that for you if you already have too much on your plate? If you are already stressed to the max and can't take on one more thing, it's best to just say no.

10 Eating Chocolate

face, hair, person, woman, lady, If you're on a strict diet, you might think that all sweets are off limits, but eating dark chocolate has surprising health benefits! It can lower the risk of heart disease, improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and is a powerful source of antioxidants. So go ahead--eat your chocolate and enjoy it, too.

Believe it or not, the activities on this list are actually good for you, so you don't have to avoid them like the plague. What other "reckless" things do you consider healthy?

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