At the start of every year, we are often drawn to making wild and grand resolutions to become our best selves. Perhaps you want to write a novel, loose a few pounds or save up for a dream post-lockdown holiday. However, 2020 changed almost all of our lives and many of us have fallen into bad daily habits that could stop us achieving our goals.
Whether your vice is excessive takeaway consumption or ordering needless items online that arrive in an inconvenient stream of never-ending deliveries, now is the time to make a change. Rather than give in to your worst habits, try to cultivate some new habits that will leave you feeling great, looking good and ready to reach everyone of your goals.
Small changes, every day are the easiest way to make your goals a reality. Start by adopting these five daily habits and see how many resolutions you can check off your list by the 31st December, 2021.
Whether you are a yoga fan or like getting sweaty with a HIIT session, there’s no excuse to not be active at home right now. Follow along with the likes of Joe Wicks or Adrienne Mishler on YouTube and reach your summer body goals.
Getting eight hours sleep a night is essential, but we all know that. There’s a difference between eight good and eight bad hours of sleep though. Get a better night’s sleep by staying away from the TV and your phone at least an hour before you go to bed. Also, investing in high-quality men’s or ladies nightwear can help with a cooler, more comfortable nights sleep.
Pizzas, burgers and Chinese takeaway is never a long-term recipe for optimum health. Try to eat nutrient-dense meals and keep sugary snacks to a minimum. Your future, lockdown-free self will thank you.
We are still living through challenging times. It’s important to observe what is great in our lives, especially when things are not going well. Start a gratitude journal and write down three things you are grateful for every evening before you go to bed.
Take the time out to sit and do nothing. Constant work and doom scrolling can be very damaging to our mental health. Practicing mediation for just 10 minutes a day can increase your overall well-being and help you feel calm.