If you’re like me, you’re still wondering where 2016, and the entire holiday season, went. It FLEW by!
And, if you’re like most people, you’re ushering in the new year with some thoughts about the direction you’d like it to go, and some goals you’d like to achieve. Luckily, this is the perfect time for a fresh start.
New year, new you.
If you’re stuck in a rut, unhappy with how 2016 passed you by, craving change, but can’t quite put your finger on what to do… here are some great ideas for adding positivity to your life in the next 365 days.
Do you constantly put yourself last? Do you neglect your own needs, while bending over backwards for your loved ones? It’s time to take care of you, because you can’t care for those you love when you’re own “house” is not in order.
Take 10 minutes a day to shut the door, go into a quiet space, clear your head and meditate or pray.
Take a hot bath every night.
Practice mindful eating, taking the time to prepare food that nourishes your body and keeps you healthy.
You owe it to yourself, and to those you love, to be in optimum health so that you can live a long and enjoyable life. There’s a reason why gyms are the busiest in January…because people resolve to get healthy with each passing new year. Make this the year you achieve it!
Drink 80 ounces of water daily, to promote digestion, eliminate bloat, and stay hydrated.
Eliminate one unhealthy item from your diet. Love soda? Switch to flavored water. Crave pasta? Switch to healthy Zoodles. Obsessed with salad dressings? Top it with vinegar & oil instead.
If you hate exercise, try just walking. Many health professionals call walking the fountain of youth for its low-impact, fat-burning power.
Whether you’re a high-powered CEO or a stay-at-home mom, there’s always room for improvement in your own personal daily grind.
Write down what you achieved in the past year, and what you’d like to improve in the coming year.
Get organized. Create or improve upon your filing system, and get better at keeping appointments and events updated on your calendar.
Get up earlier and start your day with intention. Don’t be at the mercy of your alarm clock each morning. Take charge by rising 30 minutes earlier, starting your day with intention and “me” time before the craziness of the day sets in.
What are your new year’s resolutions? What steps are you taking to achieve them?