by Brent Hearn •
We’ve got a question for you. Since we’re only a few days into the new year (and since you’ve likely already noticed the title of this article) you probably have a good idea of what it’s going to be…
What are your new year’s resolutions?
While people make all sorts of commitments to themselves this time of year, it seems a hefty portion of them veer into the health and wellness category. It makes sense, really. Whether you subscribe to the “new year, new you” philosophy or you’re of the opinion that January 1st is just another holiday (albeit one with significantly less festive foods), there’s never a bad time to think about your well-being.
If you don’t feel like you’ve had a chance to breathe among year-end business and the sometimes-frantic nature of the holiday season, no worries. We have a ready-made list of resolutions for you! These aren’t changes of the mountain-scaling, marathon-running variety, and they don’t need to be. Making small, manageable tweaks to our lives has a way of paying big dividends when we stick to them.
Just pick and choose the resolutions that apply to you and have at it! (Unless you’re a superhero of self-discipline, you’re likely to find at least one or two that do.) Remember: a new year happens whether you like it or not (the calendar doesn’t lie, folks), but a new you only happens if you make it happen.
Drink More Water!
Tackle this one and you’ll reap all kinds of positive benefits. Your hydration needs will differ based on a number of factors, including your activity level, the climate/season where you live, and your body. Proper hydration is an easy thing to let slide but giving it the attention it deserves can be life-changing.
Be Kinder to Yourself
How do you talk to yourself? How do you talk about yourself? Would you say those things to someone you hold dear? Be mindful of how you treat yourself; positive self-talk can work wonders.
Talk to Someone
Having a bit of trouble with the previous resolution (or with anything, really)? Maybe it’s time to talk to someone. It’s not a sign of weakness to speak with a therapist. Quite to the contrary, it shows strength to prioritize your mental health.
Bring Some Peace to Your Surroundings
It can be difficult to manage clutter, especially when there are a gazillion other things competing for your attention. Again, though, it helps to think small. Commit to allocating 10–15 minutes a day to organizing/decluttering. Give away x number of unnecessary items a week to an organization serving those who could use them. Make this the year you control your stuff rather than having it control you.
Take a Walk!
Going for a walk is good for your brain, good for your heart, and good for your waistline. If winter weather has you cooped up indoors, do something to move. And when it thaws out, you’ll be ready to hit the ground…walking!
See a Chiropractor
Wondering if chiropractic is just the “adjustment” you need in your life? (Sorry—our resolution is to use more bad puns.) Search for a chiropractor near you today!