After a year of unexpected (and unpleasant) surprises, planning for the new year comes with a different atmosphere of preparation and expectation.
If you’re stumped on how to start your list, let us help by offering you some new year’s resolutions that are good for both the mind and body.
New Year Resolutions are simply a way of planning your life over the next 365 days. Usually, with strategic planning you have a goal of what or where you want to be in your life in the future. A resolution simply provides a way to execute that strategy.
Read the following examples and consider trying them out this year.
WHAT GOALS SHOULD YOU SET IN THE NEW YEAR?
Here are four resolutions that are always a good idea to set for the start of a new year:
1. Make healthier food choices.
For many of us, it has been easy this year to keep cabinets full of junk food and sugary snacks during quarantine, not to mention to support the food delivery industry a little too faithfully.
This year, pick a day of the week to write down a grocery list and stock your pantry with healthier choices.
Your strategy here is to provide your body with healthier nutrition. Your resolution will execute this through planned food purchases.
2. Get back in the habit of writing letters.
One of the major lessons we have all learned this year is the importance of community, which has been stretched thin by social distancing. Even though we are physically distant from loved ones, communication can still be kept strong.
Phone calls and video chatting is still a fantastic means of conversation, but try mixing things up with a handwritten letter.
Taking the time and patience to think through your words and put them on paper is a joy that is rarely experienced in this day of digital interaction.
Improve your life with normal human connection that has been forcibly removed by the occurrences of this year. Give of yourself to someone through the time and effort of a real letter.
3. Schedule “off” days for yourself.
We live busy lifestyles and juggle a lot of responsibilities. This new year, try leaving days off in your planner. Use that time to rest, recoup, or do something that you find enjoyable and fulfilling.
Never forget that taking breaks for stress relief is necessary!
Your focus should be on self-recovery or self-care, not laziness. Enjoy a few days off from work, but keep some realm of productivity or accomplishment in mind throughout the day, as well.
4. Get some fresh air every day.
Spending time in the sunshine can do wonders for your mindset.
Whether you are running at the park, enjoying a casual walk through your neighborhood, or sitting outside to read a book or listen to a podcast, strive to spend time outdoors – weather permitting, of course.
Nature and vitamin D3 from sunshine is a great cure for many ills and can do a lot of good for your health and wellness.
These are just a few goals for the new year, but be empowered to make your own list that fits your lifestyle and personal drive.
One of the biggest tips we can give is to set achievable goals. There’s no reason that you can’t give yourself a high benchmark for weight loss, monetary savings, or number of experiences you want to have in the new year, but try to break them into smaller chunks, and use action words when writing your goals.
Try setting goals like this one: “I will exercise at least 3 days a week and cook healthy meals” rather than “I will lose 50 pounds by summer.”
Reframe your goal from merely looking at the final triumph by putting steady, achievable steps in place. You might just find that these resolutions stick and stay going all year long.
If that is too daunting, start with this: “In the first quarter (January to March) I will exercise one day a week. During the second quarter (April to June), I will exercise two days a week - and so on.
Baby steps are the key to true lifestyle changes.
KEEP PAIN & INFLAMMATION OUT OF YOUR NEW YEAR
Pain and inflammation can strike when you least expect it. Following an injury, after a workout, when the weather changes, or when you first wake up in the morning. Don’t let this sensitivity put a damper on your new year.
At The Healing Sole, we can help to get this resolution rolling with our inflammation-fighting products from Well Theory:
- reduces inflammation with Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)
- reduces muscle cramps with Magnesium Oxide
- and promotes healthy cells, immunity, and nerve function with Vitamins C & D3, Zinc Gluconate, and Calcium Citrate.
Our Tart Cherry Supplement is packed with natural tart cherry extract to provide you with antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory support, and our Herbal Immunity Defense Supplements help fight inflammation and oxidative stress with the power of natural ingredients including elderberry, echinacea, schisandra, and quercetin.
Natural healing is available to you from Well Theory and we hope you will take advantage of it. When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, we’ll be leaving this crazy year behind. Leave pain in the old year, too!