When it comes to new year’s resolutions, there are lots of different goals to choose from every year. Did you know that 73% of Australians make new year’s resolutions… but only 8% manage to keep them? Sticking to your resolutions won’t come easy but putting in the work and having the best mindset will help you achieve your goals with ease.
Our healthy New Year’s resolutions will help you focus on your mind, body, and spirit all while leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Instead of attempting a trending diet for a couple of months, focus on changing your food habits for good. While you might have a cheat day occasionally, having consistent healthy food habits is better for your overall health as well as any weight loss goals you may have.
Start by focusing on fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Cutting down on sugar and processed foods is important as well. If you’re tempted to eat unhealthily when you are hungry try plan ahead with meal prepping and packing your lunch for work. It can help you stay on track. Both will help you also save money too.
Maybe there is a fitness challenge at your local gym that you’ve been wanting to try or maybe you plan on taking the stairs wherever you go. Regardless of the intensity level, it is important to add activity into your daily routine. And whatever your fitness goal is, it is important to set realistic steps to get there. With more activity comes the risk of dehydration. Thus, drinking water is a must! Drinking it throughout the day and not just during physical activity will help you stay ahead of dehydration. Also, try your best to cut down on sugary drinks like soda and juice.
Focusing on your mental health is very important for your overall health, especially during the current COVID. However, taking much needed “me time” means different things for different people. Take time to find your special hobby that helps you relax. It could be something like meditating, journaling or disconnecting from social media or it could be something more active like walking along the beach, going for a swim or learning a new skill set. Regardless of the activity, find something you enjoy and that takes you away from your daily grind. If you can only do one thing in 2022 for your mental health, make sure you are getting enough sleep. Sleep is critical for both your mental and physical health. Focus on getting at least 7 to 8 hours a night.
Try out this method when breaking down your goals.
1. Establish your goals.
2. Create a map of milestones.
3. Come up with a task list.
4. What kind of support do you need to achieve each goal?
5. Create a timeline for your goals.
6. Work toward completing each task