The New Year is a time during which many of us set goals for ourselves, in our careers, relationships, and of course, our general health and wellness. Making resolutions is often the easy part, while following through with them can be a challenge. This year, let us try to make resolutions that are clear and attainable. For example, while goals such as “get healthier” or “lose weight” may be your ultimate resolution, they are pretty vague and don’t provide you with a gauge for you to track your progress. Instead, be clear with your goals - if you want to eat better, make a meal plan or consult with a nutritionist. Cut back on a specific processed food you don’t usually say no to. Eat more veggies. If you’d like to be more active, join a fitness class with a friend or vow to take a longer walk to work or home. Here are some other health and wellness resolutions to consider in the New Year:
- Drink more water - aim for 64 ounces a day.
- Practice good sleep hygiene - see my older article for more information on this!
- Cut back on alcohol - limit your consumption to no more than 1 drink per day.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator.
- Engage in self care - take time for yourself and your hobbies, however that looks for you.