A new year is a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to change for the better, whether that means introducing new habits or ridding yourself of old ones. Every day is a new chance to take a step toward becoming the person you know you can be, and New Year’s gives people the perfect opportunity. Discover some New Year’s resolutions to improve your health.
Start Gratitude Journaling
Gratitude journaling is a wonderful way to introduce an extra dose of positivity and joy into your life. It takes only a minute a day to list what you’re thankful for. You can customize this schedule and outline to whatever works best for you. Below is an example of how you could introduce gratitude journaling into your daily routine.
- Keep a pen and journal next to your bed.
- Right when you awake each morning, write down three things that you’re thankful for.
- Keep those three things in mind throughout your day.
Extra Advice: Things you feel grateful for don’t have to be big, huge, wonderful events. Something as simple as “coffee” or “my bed” are just as big of things to be thankful for.
Pick Up A Fitness Routine
Exercise helps elevate your mood, overall personal view, and energy levels. If you’re looking for a way to better your health, mind, and body, fitness routines are perfect for you. Creating overwhelming goals like losing exorbitant amounts of weight can be overwhelming and often lead to people giving up. Creating a plan with the simple goal of adding a small fitness routine to your daily life will be much easier to stick to and add more positivity to your day.
While many people enjoy fitness classes, many of these will be on hold while the pandemic continues into 2021. Consider a gym membership instead, but make sure your fitness center knows how to control germs to keep you safe. There are also great options for online —virtual classes.
Work In Healthy Meals
It is possible to add healthy food to your daily routine without throwing away and barring yourself from eating your favorite foods. Eating healthy isn’t a diet—it’s a small change. Consider stocking your fridge and pantry with healthy snacks instead of forcing yourself to eat only quinoa and kale for three days straight.
Smaller changes are easier to stick to. You can increase your healthy food intake by making lunch your “healthy meal” of the day while eating your usual meals for dinner.
Health encompasses more than just your body. Health is holistic wellness of your mind, too. Take care of yourself this year by making small changes for your larger wellbeing. These are just a few examples of New Year’s resolutions to improve your health. Make yours unique to your individual goals!