Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count!
Make 2020 your best year ever! New Year’s resolutions can be daunting, but that’s why we are here to take the pressure off and give you some resolution ideas to kickstart your goal setting. No matter how big or small, resolutions are a great way to start the year off right and make major life changes. Feeling inspired? Don’t wait another minute!
Get more sleep
Getting more sleep is a surefire way to feel healthier and happier this year. Studies show getting at least eight hours of sleep per night helps prevent weight gain, improves learning and lowers the risk of disease, just to name a few. If you have trouble sleeping, limit caffeine and alcohol intake later in the day, take a warm shower or bath, or try meditating. Spritz a little lavender on your pillow and you’ll be well on your way to a peaceful night’s sleep.
Learn a new skill
It’s never too late to learn a new skill or hobby! Make 2020 your year by expanding your knowledge and putting energy into something new. Browse your local fitness centers and gyms for a new class that will make exercising fun. Download one of many language apps and finally learn a new language.
Find your balance
New Year’s resolutions are all about setting intentions for the year and finding balance. Achieve the best work-life balance by making your time count. Does staying at work late mean you don’t have time to cook dinner? Make your workday as productive as possible so you can leave on time! If you struggle with losing weight and managing stress, you may have low levels of serotonin, known as the “happy chemical.” Quality of Life’s Serotonin PureBalance™ may help increase levels of serotonin, which improve mood, decrease stress and stress-eating.*
Keep a journal
Writing down your resolutions is great, but take it a step further by starting a journal. Journaling is a fabulous way to unwind after a long day and get your thoughts down on paper. You’ll be surprised by how relaxing it can be! Journal about your day, hopes and dreams, stresses and what you’re grateful for. Keep your entries short and keep your journal on hand in case inspiration strikes. If you’d like something more than just blank pages, The Five Minute Journal by Intelligent Change offers structured formats so you can journal once in the morning and again at night.
It’s impossible to turn on the news and not see a report about climate change. With an eye on future generations, make an effort this year to “greenify” your home and life! Being eco-friendly is becoming more easier as major industries around the world are switching practices. Take small yet meaningful steps to make your home eco-friendly, such as switching to energy-efficient appliances and composting your food scraps. In your everyday life, skip wasteful plastic bags by bringing your own reusable bag to the grocery store and work.
Take a break from social media
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, Tumblr...and the list goes on. Social media has become a part of our daily lives, but how much is too much? If you feel like you’re suffering from social media burnout, make it a New Year’s resolution to take a break. Real connections are always more meaningful than from behind a screen, so make it a point to reconnect with family and friends. If you’re not ready to give up your social media obsession (hey, we get it!), make your time online more meaningful by spreading messages of love and positivity.What are your New Year’s resolutions? Let us know in the comments below!