Make your New Year’s resolutions achievable this year

Every year as January approaches, you may find yourself thinking about resolutions and goals you want to set for yourself to achieve for the new year. Regardless if you are starting big or small, what better time than the New Year to improve your overall health. Here are some useful habits to make your new year’s resolutions and goals fun, healthy, intentional, and empowering!

Make time for gratitude daily in your life

It’s important to be thankful for what you have, especially for the things you may not realize you take for granted everyday like good health, a roof over your head, and food on your table. The more gratitude you express for the things you have in your life, the more you’ll attract good fortune. Most importantly, you’ll find yourself being happier and more appreciative every day.

Establish an exercise routine

Each year, people feel pressured to set unrealistic fitness goals that fall through within the first couple of months of the new year. When it comes to fitness goals, it’s important to set realistic goals for yourself! Reframe the way you think of exercise: a fun activity for “me time” versus a boring obligation. If you don’t have a lot of free time or enjoy exercising, despite what you think, exercise can still be fun, engaging, and impactful. Make exercise fun, not a chore. Set a specific weight loss goal you want to achieve in the new year and reward yourself for it! Plus, regular exercise can have both physical and mental benefits – a win-win!

Make your emotional and mental health a priority

Therapy is one of the best forms of self-care you can give yourself to heal inner wounds and create clarity and balance in your life. Commit to making your peace a priority in the new year.  If you want to attract new, positive experiences and people in your life it’s important to reflect and get a clear mind.

Clean your spaces

A cluttered home reflects a cluttered mind. If you’re someone who’s anxious, stressed, or even depressed, studies show that cleaning your home will make you feel better. Is there old food in your refrigerator you need to throw away? Clean out your basement and donate any clothing you don’t wear anymore. You’d be surprised to see how the cleaner and less cluttered your space is, the clearer and better you’ll feel.

Eat healthier, live longer!

Change your eating habits. Instead of just trying to eat healthier, focus on changing your diet in a helpful, sustainable way that’s going to benefit you. Consume less alcohol, carbohydrates, fried foods, coffee, and other foods that don’t give you the energy you need day to day. Commit to eating healthier and consuming fruits, vegetables, protein, nuts, and seeds. A healthy diet means a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. If you want to lose weight, commit to a healthy, balanced diet that will leave you feeling energized. For a list of healthy food choices, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guide for healthy eating.