Did you know that it takes the average person 21 days to form a habit? This is important for learning how to achieve your New Year’s goals this year. If your New Year’s resolutions never last more than a week or two, knowing that it can take up to 21 days to make new habits stick can help give you that push to keep trying. If you feel like you want to quit at the two-week mark, keep pushing forward. You make just make your new lifestyle changes stick by day 21!
With Christmas over, New Years is upon us. This is a time where many of you may be thinking about setting New Year’s resolutions. If so, here are 3 tips to help you plan resolutions to change your health for the better this year.
Tip #1: Be Realistic
When it comes to resolutions, being realistic is key. If you want to exercise more, be realistic about how many days per week you can actually fit workouts in. Same goes for changing your diet. Plan ways to add time in during your week for healthy meal prep that works for your schedule.
Tip #2: Introduce Superfoods
A great way to start the new year off right is to make a resolution to eat healthier this year. An easy way to start is to add superfoods to each meal. Add some chia seeds to a smoothie, some nutritional yeast onto pasta and salads, and use coconut oil instead of vegetable oils. This is a great place to start to get healthy eating started!
Tip #3: Don’t be Hard on Yourself
Remember that no one is perfect. If you set a resolution and fall off the bandwagon a few weeks later, brush yourself off and just get back to where you started the following day. It’s all about picking up where you left off so that you don’t completely drop your new healthy lifestyle.
To get your new year off on the right foot, here is this week’s challenge.
For this week’s challenge, I encourage you to start your New Years resolutions now! Start a week early to be ahead of the game. The sooner you implement healthy lifestyle changes, the better. Here are a couple of things you can do to help get started.
- Walk 10,000 steps per day.
- Do 15 minutes of yoga per day.
- Do a 5 minute guided meditation to help you get to sleep.
- Make sleep a priority.
- Focus on healthy fats VS processed fats.
- Eliminate artificial and excess sugars and replace them with natural options such as raw honey and pure maple syrup.