With the New Year around the bend, now is the perfect time to look back and set/reassess your goals for the upcoming year. Looking back and reflecting on where you’ve been and what you learned is vital if you want to learn and grow as a person. While setting intentions and goals for the future can help you aim for where you want to be, it is only the first step. But it is a big step in the right direction. Even though the process in between is never the easiest, the act of setting your intentions for the New Year is a very powerful act. For 2020, aim to make more healthy resolutions for yourself that you can take with you into the New Year, and hopefully, continue to follow for life.
If you are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2020, it is important to set resolutions for yourself. While change can be difficult, it is a constant factor in our life. Change is going to happen, so why not push yourself outside your comfort zone? If you are looking to grow as a person in 2020 and take better control of your health, check out some of these healthy resolutions for inspiration. You might want to add a few to your list.
Make Small Positive Decisions
Changing your outlook on health can be hard, so make sure you take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Minor changes are always the best changes, and they can be easier to make and keep. The act of maintenance can be the hardest, so start small and work your way up from there. For instance, if you find that you drink too much soda, refrain from having any in the house and instead make water, or another healthy beverage, easily accessible. This way, if you get thirsty, choosing the healthier option will not be a problem since you don’t have temptation staring at you in the face. The same rule can apply to other aspects, such as food as well. If you aren’t a fan of water, check out our previous article on how to drink more water.
Aim to Get More Exercise
Taking small steps, literally, can also help you improve upon your physical fitness. Each week, aim to find a new way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and try your best to stick with it for a week. You can change it up week to week, or you can continue adding on a new exercise routine every week. Also, you may find that when you add a new activity (goal) each week to your daily routine, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, that the previous habit bleeds into the next week. Not putting pressure on yourself can really make the difference, and this can help you implement and stick with new routines.
Expand Your Knowledge Base
Staying healthy doesn’t just mean getting exercise daily or eating right. While those are part of the package, those two elements are not the only factors in the equation. A healthy body needs a healthy mind, and a healthy mind loves knowledge. While it may seem cliché, knowledge is power. The more you know, the larger your knowledge base is, the better off you will be, and the easier it will be to find a “flow.” Understanding that you do not know everything, and are thirsty for knowledge because of it, can help you out tremendously in life. It can help you realize the connections that you once had oversight on, and help you become more secure and well-rounded as a person. This, as a result, can help you achieve balance and a healthy mindset.
Watch Your Mindset
Remember, as you go through this process, you are human, and it is ok to stumble on your path to a healthier mind and body, and even fall back. Change of any kind is never an easy process, and it takes time. Slow change is always the best, especially if you want it to stick. Realize that nothing worth fighting for or achieving comes easily, and there will be roadblocks and detours in the path. As we mentioned earlier, you can’t be healthy if you don’t have a healthy mindset. Having a healthy, positive mindset can help you achieve your goals, even when there are setbacks and obstacles in your path. So, remember, as you go through this process, you are human, and you will make mistakes. The biggest thing is your mindset. If you healthily view the process in a positive light, making changes to your lifestyle for you to become healthier will become much easier to achieve and keep. You need to fail to learn and grow, so keep this in mind as you aim to achieve your healthy resolutions for 2020!
Happy New Year!