The easiest way to kill your New Year’s resolution sometimes is to make one at all. So, why not make the switch in 2018 to not make a resolution that you will most likely break a few days later, but choose a way to be a better person by making some inward and outward changes.
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.
Get out of toxic relationships. You may have been talking about it for months or even years, but if you are in a toxic relationship – whether friendly or emotionally – make 2018 the year when you cut your ties. Don’t let your fears control you and break yourself free of when you cut your ties. Don’t let your fears control you and break yourself free of relationships that are doing you more harm than good. Believe in yourself and good things (and good people) will come into your life.
Eat a fruit or a vegetable with 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.
Be more social with friends. Studies have found that having a very active social life can be very beneficial to your health. Having an active social life can help you stick to healthy habits, fight disease and depression, reduce anxiety and stress, enhance your purpose in life, promote happiness, and even live longer. Balance is key, though, so be sure to allow at least one day a week for some “me” time.