I know for many of us, 2020 is a wrap, and we cannot wait until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve so we can say goodbye to possibly the worse year in our lives. But I want to encourage you to not wait until 2021 to begin or continue working on your wellness goals. The sooner you start, the better it will be for you physically and mentally. Start your New Year’s resolutions now.
I look at every day as a good time to jumpstart those New Year’s Resolutions.
So many people commit to huge New Year’s resolutions that are nearly impossible to achieve. Then, they end up not reaching their goals. One suggestion I have for you is to make your New Year’s resolution ACHIEVABLE this year. Yes, in 2020. Start Now!
When you achieve your goals, you will be healthier and feel more in control of your situation.
#1. Hydrate with more water
I cannot say enough about the power of hydration. Did you notice when you drink more water, you feel better? Water helps your body to run better and will even allow you to lose weight. Water will help give you a beautiful, youthful glow. Make sure that you do not just chug it all at once. Grab a water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day. This will make it that much easier to achieve your goal, and it will be so beneficial for your entire body as it helps you stave off those sugar cravings and possibly opt for healthier food options.
#2. Beware of unhealthy foods
I know that we are approaching the holiday season, and this may be difficult. But you can accomplish any goal with a plan, in your quest to avoid unhealthy foods that are filled with sugar and toxins and are not suitable for our body mechanics. Focus on foods that nourish your body. If you eat foods that will give you energy and help you feel better, you will be on track for a healthier New Year. Plan to eat a sliver of pumpkin pie or cake; eat it slowly so that you can savor the experience. No time like the present to start eating whole foods that nourish and benefit your body.
#3. Move more
Please do not wait until the new year to dust off that treadmill you have been using to dry your wet towels. If you have been paying for the gym membership most of the year anyway, let’s start using it. Most people think of a New Year’s resolution as heading to the gym every morning. If those ideas do not sound appealing, remember this, you do not need to head to the gym to move more. In fact, if you sit all day, it is an excellent idea to go for a walk on your lunch break or stand up and move in between breaks. Make movement fun, grab a friend set a goal of 20 minutes of movement on your lunch break. You will feel so much better and avoid the energy slump at 2 pm that sends you to the vending machine.
#4. Let go of negative thinking
Everyone has thoughts that creep into their head. Sometimes we are so judgmental and critical of ourselves that this zaps our energy and our confidence to move forward. Make it a goal of yours to stop the negative thinking. This will help you to be an overall happier person because wellness starts in our minds first. The way you think about yourself will impact your overall physical and mental health.
When you are thinking of your goals, I recommend that you start with a small achievable goal to boost your confidence and give you the fuel to keep going. Because this wellness journey is for life.
With Peace and Love,
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