Happy New Year!! Another year, another set of goals (that may never be achieved). Some resolutions are made even though you know you may be biting off more than you can chew. This causes you to be disappointed in yourself, forgetting about the goal that seems ridiculous to reach. New Year’s doesn’t mean insane resolutions have to be put in place, they can be simple. Here is a list of some easy goals that are can be easily achieved and improve your wellbeing.
This seems to be one of the major resolutions on your list every year, but it’s important. Exercising regularly lowers your blood pressure and keeps your energy up. If your not all that into cardio, try weightlifting. It’s known to improve your health and gives you results by increasing your metabolism and working out your muscles.
Technology is a given now a days but being on your phone or your laptop 24/7 is not a good thing for your brain or your relationships in the real world. Instead of breaking up with your phone all together, take some time each day to separate from your screen. Ease into it and then maybe do a tech free day each week.
Taking some time for yourself is extremely important, especially right after the holidays. Learning breathing exercises and how to sit and be calm for even just a few minutes can be very beneficial to your health and your sanity. Even if you don’t meditate, take some time out of every day just to sit still for a few moments and not think about anything that is stressing you out.
Learn Two New Healthy Recipes
This is something that can definitely be accomplished with a little time. If you really try to make the effort, you can master two new healthy recipes that can be incorporated into your weekly diet. If you are able to make and love something, you are more likely to eat it on a regular basis.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and it’s a true statement. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or add more protein to your diet, there are many options for breakfast. It’s important to eat before starting your day in order to have enough energy.
This may not be like any of the traditional resolutions, but that doesn’t make it any less valid. If you want more happiness in your life, it has to start with you. Lose the negativity that’s clouding your mind and focus on the good in life. Think about what you’re grateful for and what makes you happy.
Ditch Your Restrictive Diet
Obsessing over calories or just not eating at all can be harmful to your health. You may think you are seeing results, but it’s hurting you more than it’s helping. Not only is it time consuming, eating food you hate (or not eating) is only going to make you miserable. Not every diet is universal, what works for someone else may not work for you. Do your research on healthy substitutes that you are going to enjoy.
Create a Bedtime Routine
Over the course of the year, try to improve your sleep. Everyone needs sleep in order to recharge for the next day. One way you can easily improve the quality of sleep is creating a routine that is followed consistently. Going to bed at the same time every night combined with a way of helping you sleep will ensure that you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. This can be anything from aromatherapy, meditating before bed to even just listening to soothing sounds as you fall asleep.