New Year, New You: How to Make Life Changes For a Healthier Body And Soul
Every new year people make New Year’s resolutions that might make it through the first month of the new year. Instead of making a resolution. you should simply work to make the changes you want to see in your life. Make goals, not resolutions.
Start out by taking some time to look over the previous year. What did you love about it and what do you wish you could change about it? Do more of the things that you loved and do something to change the things that you didn’t like.
Work can be stressful if you are not happy with your job. Too much stress can be unhealthy for you and can cause depression, anxiety issues, and even heart problems. If your job has been stressing you out a lot and you aren’t happy, now is the time to start looking for a job that does make you happy and lessen your stress.
Finding a new job, or career, isn’t easy, but when you find something that is better suited to you it can be a great feeling, and makes the struggle and waiting worth it. Start by figuring out what type of job would make you happy, then go for it.
Being More Creative
It’s not just coloring that can help you relax, like all of the articles have been talking about. Creativity and art in general can help you relax and put you in the same state as meditation does. Sign up for a painting or sculpting class and learn a fine art.
You can also do crafting at home to help you relax, and help you train your brain. Keeping your mind busy keeps it working, and keeps it healthy.
Losing Weight or Eating Healthier
Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution most people make, and break.Instead of looking at it as just losing weight, focus on why you want to lose weight and how you are going to lose it. Maybe you’ve recently been diagnosed with hypertension and you want to lose weight to bring your numbers down.
Focusing on what you eat can be a good way to be successful at weight loss. Focus on healthy food options and watching how much you eat. Some foods are better for your heart than others, and some can help you lose weight faster than others.
Part of that weight loss resolution may be all about getting more fitness as well. If you aren’t normally a physical activity kind of person it can be hard to get more exercise. You can work it in slowly, maybe start with a daily walk.
Joining a gym will probably be a big fail, so start out working out at home. If you keep it up for a few months, then invest in the gym membership.