No matter what time of year it is, it’s really never a bad time to work on being a healthier, happier you. That being said, many of us choose to hit refresh every single year on January 1st. The trouble with these yearly resolutions is that they are typically focused on removing things from our lives. It’s incredibly common to hear negative terms like lose, quit, or stop. I don’t know about you, but I’m much more likely to follow through with my plans if they aren’t a total bummer. Why not focus on all of the things you can add to your life? Check out a few of my New Year’s Resolutions for a better you below.
Instead of focusing on weight loss as the end goal, try to get moving a certain amount of time every single week. Now is a great time to check out that new fitness class you’ve heard about, or to finally set up those weekly walking dates with your neighbor. Find an activity you love, plan it into your weekly routine, and reap the physical and mental rewards.
More Whole Foods:
By making sure your daily meals are packed with whole foods, you’ll be well on your way to a healthier you. You’ll up your nutrient intake, have more energy, and may even shed a few pesky pounds. And, after a while, you’ll find that you naturally start reaching for healthier options over the processed junk.
Sometimes the answer to feeling and looking your best is to up your H2O intake. Drinking plenty of water can help you feel fuller longer, boost your metabolism, and clear your skin. Dehydration can cause bloating and fatigue, neither of which you want as you try to tackle all of your 2018 goals.
If you choose just one resolution this year, it should be to take better care of your mind and body. Spend the time to find activities that help you relax, make you smile, and just give you general feelings of happiness. Studies have shown that these good feelings can help you deal with stress, problem solve, and even fight disease.
If you do decide to quit a negative habit this year, make sure to replace it with something positive. 2018 is your year. Make it a great one!