January is finally over, and even if you haven’t managed to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, whether you wanted to give up chocolate or you were planning on hitting the gym at 6 am every morning, then don’t worry! It’s never too late to make a change for the better, to benefit your health, wellbeing or even diet and lifestyle choices – it’s up to you to decide what you want to work on. You may be struggling to balance your professional career with looking after your kids and keeping up to date with all those household chores, so now it’s time to put yourself first and keep these easy ways in mind if you want to feel happier and healthier.
If you want to feel happier and more positive on a day-to-day basis, then you need to schedule in some down time too. Firstly, try and work out which chores you need to complete each day and make sure that you get them done, but remember that you don’t always need to be a perfectionist, as sometimes a more relaxed approach will work just fine. Next, try and incorporate a weekly Yoga or Pilates class into your week, to provide you with a space in which to disconnect and switch off. If you can’t get out the house, then dedicated apps such as Down Dog or sites including Yogaia offer online classes that you can enjoy, but be sure to remove any distractions. Finally, try and adopt a more mindful approach to your thoughts and emotions. Above all, always try to remember that change takes time; so don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get the results that you are after in a short time frame.
Are there any habits that you have that you would love to get rid of? Well, why not try and make this year the year of change? If you usually enjoy a glass of wine after work, then why not try only having that glass of wine on a Saturday night rather than during the week? If you are a smoker and not ready to quit cold-turkey, then try investing in a flavored e-cigarette from this vape store on your journey to finally kick that bad habit!
Do you feel stuck in your fitness or workout regime? Then why not try a different class, doing hot yoga with a friend or taking your entire family out for a hike and a picnic? Losing weight and getting in shape doesn’t have to suck! If you are trying to lose weight in 2018, know that we are super proud of you! Losing weight takes commitment, but the results are totally worth it. I’m personally doing the Dukan Diet right now to lose the extra weight from having my 4th child.
To be successful on your weight loss journey, just remain realistic about your long-term goals, be committed, and stay positive. Enjoy making positive changes for a healthier new you!
Remember that making any change towards a healthier and happier new you will take time, however, keep your end goals in sight so that you don’t give up. Enjoy slowing down; eating better and making healthier lifestyle choices that will benefit your overall health. Yes, it can be hard to feel motivated to make a change, but you will soon reap the rewards and feel full of energy.