The New Year is a fresh start and an excellent time to set a few personal goals. The problem with standard resolutions is that most of us set the same generic goals each year, which we abandon about 6 weeks in. Below are clear, specific, and measurable health and wellness goals that are easy to implement.
Weight loss and improved health are a popular resolution but most of us set goals that are too general, such as “lose weight”. Or we set goals that are unrealistic or complex, therefore difficult to maintain. Instead, make a list of healthy changes you would like to implement one each month. This might include goals such as:
We aren’t just constantly connected but most of us are digitally distracted checking our phones over 80 times a day. This can lead to decision fatigue, decreased productivity, increased stress, decreased quality of sleep, and compromised human connection. So, set a few times each day to unplug. The first and last hour of the day is an excellent place to start, as well as an hour or two at work, and during meals with friends and family.
How we start our day can set the tone for the day ahead, and how we end our day can impact the quality of our sleep. So, consider a soothing morning routine. In addition to not checking your phone for a full hour after you wake, this might include waking up 10 minutes early to meditate solo or with the Calm or Headspace meditation app.
In the evenings your routine could include not watching the news or anything disruptive for 2 hours before you go to bed, reading for 30 minutes or more, or doing a PM yoga routine to stretch away the stress of the day. You could even start a gratitude journal and write down 10 things you are grateful for.
If improved nutrition is on your list of goals for 2020 we invite you to reach out to Personalized Nutrition Concepts. We don’t create a “diet” for you but teach you how to nourish your body with essential vitamins and nutrients to help you lose weight, boost your energy, and heal your body. And yes, your meal plan will be nutritious, delicious, and easy to sustain!