The easiest way to kill your New Year’s resolution sometimes is to make one at all. So, why not make the switch in 2020 to not make a resolution, but choose a way to be a better person by making some inward and outward changes.
Some suggestions include:
Get more sleep. Besides helping you to feel energized during the day and improve your mood, getting more sleep can also aid in losing weight. Your body repairs and rejuvenates during sleep… even calcium is added to your bones while you sleep! Getting adequate sleep is the best way for your mind and body to be the best it can be. While optimum sleep time varies from person to person, the average is 4 to 11 hours each day. While getting to bed earlier is easier said than done, you should also avoid food for at least 2 hours prior to bedtime and eliminate all sources of light in your bedroom while you sleep.
Eat a fruit or a vegetable while every meal. Studies show that Americans eat fewer fruits and vegetables than other countries, and disease prevention is directly linked to consumption of fruits and vegetables. It seems like a no-brainer to get healthier through eating more fruits and vegetables, but for some it may be best to start small. For example, add a banana to your morning cereal or make sure to eat a salad prior to dinner.
Cook more at home. While relying on fast food can be a fast fix, it will have far more consequences on your health than benefits. Restaurant foods tend to be unhealthier and portion sizes way off than the norm. Cook healthier meals at home and leave restaurant meals to date nights or social nights.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Resolve to change the way you think and talk about yourself this year. If you constantly put yourself down the more you will feel that way and act accordingly. Turn things around with positive thoughts.