How to Stay Healthy and Motivated in the New Year

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With a new year comes a realm of possibilities for new beginnings. Although many people make new year’s promises and resolutions they can’t keep, there are plenty who look back at the end of the year and realize they have accomplished far more than they planned for.

Setting a goal or intention for the new year doesn’t have to be drastic. In fact, taking small steps or implementing small changes here and there can actually lead to bigger and better overall results. The following are a few tips to stay healthy and motivated in the new year in different areas of life including at home, at work, and at play.

At Home:

  • Set a budget for healthier foods and groceries, include vitamins and supplements
  • Set time aside to keep your home neat and tidy which will help your home feel more comforting and relaxing
  • Set reminders to pay your bills on time rather than relying on memory
  • Try not to miss your doctor appointments and checkups
  • Spend leisure time with your family and involve everyone in activities that can be fun for all
  • Follow a regular sleep schedule for improved quality of life in all aspects

At Work:

  • Make time to prepare home cooked meals and snacks to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the work day
  • Keep an organized written list of tasks in order to improve efficiency and reduce stress
  • Take a 10-15 minute break to go outside and walk, this has both mental and physical benefits
  • Bring water and drink it throughout the day rather than relying only on caffeinated and sugary beverages

At Play:

  • Establish a fitness routine, even if it means going for a short walk once or twice a week, to get your body moving and feelings its best
  • Set time aside to socialize and see your closest friends at least once a week
  • Take care of yourself by doing relaxing activities you truly enjoy
  • Set time aside to rest
  • Exercise your creative health by finding something you enjoy doing either on your own, with friends, or with family

These are only a few tips to stay healthy and motivated in the coming year, and hopefully, they can be a starting point for an overall improved lifestyle. Find what speaks to you and what will help you, and always remember that you can start anywhere! As long as you implement little changes, they will slowly become habits that can improve your health.

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