The dreaded New Year’s Resolution time has come again. You could always pick the basics: eat healthy, get a gym membership, budget your money better.
But who is really going to stick to those? NOT ME. If you really want to improve yourself start small. You aren’t going to want to get out of bed at 5 a.m. January 15th and hit the treadmill any more than you do right now.
So, here are some suggestions on how to start small, and then reach for a bigger goal once you have succeeded.
1. Limit yourself to 30 minutes of social media a day.
This one may come easy to some of you, but I find myself checking my personal social media way too often. Pick a certain time of the day (morning, lunch, evening), set a timer, check your Facebook, post something you’ve been wanting to share– but then get back to your REAL life.
2. Don’t bring your phone to bed.
So…you lay down at 10 p.m. and get suckered into watching a cute video of a puppy….. somehow it magically turned to midnight?
Sleep is important!
3. Keep a food journal.
Even if you don’t keep exact track of it, it does make you aware of how much you subconsciously eat throughout the day. (Good one for people who want to lose weight!)
4. Drink more water
These water bottles are an AWESOME way to stick to that resolution!!! Get one here.
5. Drink less alcohol
Replace with water ^^^ 😉
6. Start replacing some of your usual groceries with the organic version.
Yes, they are more expensive– So are medical bills due to health complications.
7. Add 15 more minutes to your cardio. Or try something new!
Do what you usually do, just go for longer! Instead of walking or running on the treadmill for 30 minutes, go for 45. Usually go to Yoga? Try boot camp or Zumba!
Any changes you make (even small) and stick with are a success.
Here is to a wonderful 2016!!!!