A new year is almost here which gives us the opportunity to improve ourselves, our health, and set new goals for an even bigger and better year! Often we set goals that can be hard to keep and turn out to be short lived. This year, let’s commit to new year’s resolutions that are worth keeping and that set us up to succeed!
1. Make More Time for You, Make YOU the Priority this Year. Life gets busy and we often forget to find time to take care of our bodies and our minds. This year rather than adding more stress to your life with unrealistic resolutions, find 10-20 minutes each day to do something that makes you happy. Some easy ideas are: at-home meditation, soaking in a hot bath with your favorite essential oils, or journaling at the end of each day or week.
2. Drink More Water. The benefits of drinking more water are exponential! Set a goal to take in at least half your bodyweight in ounces of water each day. This will leave your skin feeling and looking smoother, increase your energy, boost your immune system, and even prevent muscle cramps and headaches.
3. Move Your Body. Set a goal to move your body for at least 30 minutes everyday. Find something you enjoy doing, whether that’s taking your dog for a walk, meeting a friend at the park or even taking a few laps around the mall on a cold dreary day!
4. Give Back. Giving back leaves you feeling more connected to your community and the people around you. Science has shown that giving back gives us a feeling of belonging which can increase our happiness and can even have a positive and lasting effect on our lifespan! Check out this great resource that can help connect you with nonprofits in your area that resonate with you.
5. Spend More Time with People Who Make You Happy. Good relationships are the key to happiness so make sure all of the relationships in your life bring you happiness. Spend more time with people who bring out the best in you. Life is too short to spend time with people who add stress and negativity to your life.
Do you believe in making resolutions? How do you prepare for a new year?