Set goals that you are likely to stick to in 2018.
At this time of year, we make our own promises – go to the gym, see more friends, lose weight. And although we all have the best of intentions, many of these resolutions do not last beyond January.
This is usually because we set ourselves unrealistic goals that we simply cannot stick to or that we cannot enjoy.
So why not adopt some of these better habits this year that can help you feel and look your best beyond 2018?
Fitness for fun
Nowadays, fitness is less about being leaner or stronger than finding the balance that works for you and having fun with it. Choose a class that you enjoy or an activity with friends.
Try not to be in the rut and do the same exercise that can get boring quickly. Mix it up; Exchange this training session for a salsa class or take another route for your relaxing morning run.
Lack of sleep can cause serious health problems. Studies have linked this to heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. Aside from the effects on your health, making sure you have enough eyes closed – whether you eat better or have the energy to do more exercise – can help you achieve your other goals.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends a regular nightly routine so that the body knows that it is bedtime. Limit caffeine later in the day and try taking a warm bath or reading a book to relax before bed.
Instead of making radical changes to your diet, you can make one positive change every week. Meat Free Assemblies are one way to increase your intake of food and mood – promoting vegetables while helping to slow down climate change and preserve valuable natural resources.
There are many inspiring recipes on the website to get you started, including some from famous faces like Emma Thompson's butternut squash, chickpea and spinach curry . ]
Free Your Mind
A little silence and a break from today's hectic world are always welcome.
Meditation has so many benefits for the body and mind, from promoting better sleep and fighting stress to improving our mood.
It can be so easy to take a few minutes to clear yourself at the beginning or end of the day. Or better pay attention to your thoughts and feelings in your daily activities, whether you walk, cook or clean.
Clean up your beauty products
While you are establishing good habits, focus your attention on your bathroom cabinet. Retracting your products to some proven staple foods for your skin type can help keep your skin calm, balanced, and hydrated.
It is also good to check the expiration dates. Natural beauty products contain fewer synthetic preservatives and are usually shorter-lasting. After the best-by date, the ingredients will no longer work optimally.
What are your goals? We would like to hear them.