With the new year comes a new opportunity to do something different, to change a part of ourselves that we aren’t happy with and to better ourselves. It’s a clean slate and you have the freedom to write on that slate whatever you desire. This is where the idea of a New Year’s resolution comes from. We resolve to better ourselves, to reach new goals, and to try new things. This year, let your New Year’s resolutions to improve your health take center stage and focus on a happier version of yourself.
Make your New Year’s resolutions to improve your health be the starting point for the new year and set goals to happier and healthier.
There are many different things we can do to make our lives healthier and when we’re healthier we’re happier. Not all changes you can make need to be drastic, small things we do on a daily basis can improve our health. But in order for anything to make us healthier, we need to make sure we do them as often as possible. Some things you can do include going on walks more often or washing your hands more frequently. Your New Year’s resolutions to improve your health may not change your life overnight, but throughout the year, if taken seriously, they will change your life.
- Make a resolution to get more sleep every night, aim for at least 7 hours each night.
- Learn to meal prep and pick a day to do it every week.
- Eat every two to three hours, doesn’t need to be a big meal but a healthy snack will get the job done.
- Pick up a hobby that allows you to remove stress from your life.
- Pick up a new workout routine or enhance the one you already do, challenge yourself.
- Set short-term goals that you can reach faster that way you feel like you’re making progress more frequently.
- More water, drink more water every single day.
- Make it a point to see your doctor more frequently, even if nothing is wrong, just to check up.
- Treat yourself to a bit of pampering more often, you’ve earned it.
- Resolve to cook more meals at home, the fresher you can make a meal the better.
- Pick a local marathon run, and train to run in the race.
- Unplug regularly, put down the tech devices for a certain amount of time per day or set an amount of time you’re allowed to use them.
- New Year’s resolutions to improve your health should include some sort of journal, a food journal, workout journal, or sleep journal.
- Do some good locally. Good deeds have been proven to improve mental health.
- Pick a bad habit and delete it from your life.
- Set aside some time to be alone, a little “me time” can improve your mental stability.
- Meet new people, a change of scenery could be nice.
- Speaking of new people, say hello to family members you haven’t spoken to in a long time and make it a habit.
- Try out for a team sport in your community.
- Practice forgiveness, maybe there is a friend or family member who you can forgive to lift some metaphorical weight off your shoulders or chest.
- Read more often, pick a genre and start reading.
- Cut back on alcohol, there may not be a need to cut it out completely but less is always better when it comes to alcohol.
- Get rid of your snooze option, set alarms and stick with them.
- Step outside your comfort zone with an activity, make it a goal to try something you are afraid to do.
- Have more conversations with people who have different opinions than you do.
- One of the best New Year’s resolutions to improve your health could be to create a buddy system with friends. Share news, concerns, and get love and support from them.
- Add more plant options to your diet, you don’t need to go vegan but eating more plants will be good for your health.
- Don’t be afraid to say no, more often.
- Love yourself, always.
That last one? We think that’s so important.