As the end of the holiday season draws closer and closer, people start talking about all of the things they want to accomplish in the new year and all the healthy New Year’s resolutions they want to make. This usually sounds something like “I want to lose X number of pounds”, “I want to travel”, or “I want to read more”.
These are all great, but one problem is that there is no plan of action. To really make positive changes there needs to be small and steady steps. Here are 9 positive, healthy New Year’s resolutions for your mind, body, and soul.
If one of your resolutions is to spend more time with your partner, here are 10 creative date night ideas to break the routine.
This is the new trend going around, but it’s such an important thing to do! Being mindful essentially means to be in the present moment. It’s so easy (especially around the holidays) to get caught up in thinking about the past and the future. Take some time this year to just be. The benefits of this are tremendous!
Whether it’s reading a book, listening to a podcast, or watching a documentary, invest time learning about something that interests you! You can never learn enough.
It’s easy to get caught up in the stresses of life, but we must remember that stress is bad for our health! Relax, take a breath, and do things one day at a time to ease your mind.
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So many people do not drink enough water throughout the day. I know (and agree!) that water can be boring. Make is easier by getting a reusable water bottle that will keep the water cold all day long, like a Hydroflask!
This doesn’t mean you have to run 10 miles or lift 300 pounds. Even 30 minutes of walking everyday is great for keeping your heart healthy.
Fiber is extremely underrated. It’s easy to implement, and can even help lower your cholesterol! Blueberries, bran cereal, and chia seeds are all great sources of fiber.
Spend some time each day to think about everything going on in your life. This is a great way to mentally organize what is happening and also what needs to get done.
Whether it’s in a “Note” on your phone, typed on a computer, or written down in a journal, write down at least 3 things you are thankful for each day. It could be something simple as “morning coffee” (which is definitely on my list!)
There are so many benefits to spending time in nature. Sunlight provides our bodies with Vitamin D, which is essential for our health, and fresh air is great for getting restful sleep. Both of these require virtually no time commitment and have many positive effects.