We may be halfway through the first month of 2020 but in the same way that it’s not too late to wish people a happy new year, it’s not too late to set your resolutions for the year. If health is at the top of your list (or anywhere really) then we’re here to help. Here are our tips on habits you can cultivate that will help you live a healthier life this year.
Go Partly Vegan or Vegetarian
It’s easy to claim you’re going to change your eating habits in the new year. You start the first couple of days eating clean and detoxing but by the end of January, you’re back to eating sticky wings and those snacks that just tend to show up in the office. Start your body off slow by cutting out small things like potatoes or red meat and adding on something you enjoy like Caeser salads or beans. You might just end up finishing your year as a fully-fledged vegan/vegetarian.
Find A Workout Class You’ll Enjoy
So 2020 is the year you crush your workout goals right? Who doesn’t want compliments on their gains (or losses) after sweating your way through workouts? Maybe skip jumping into the high-intensity classes and pick something you will enjoy waking up at 5.30 am to attend. We guarantee that you will still be showing up for that dance class or hot yoga session in June than a HIIT class that keeps giving you muscle pulls.
Clear The Clutter
This one is simple and requires nothing but multiple boxes and a worthy charity or children’s home. Clearing the clutter doesn’t just help you make more space for the things you know you’re going to buy this year but it also helps you create a space you will want to rest or entertain in. Once your space is clean you can stop explaining to your guests why your drawers are bursting with unused supermarket bags.
You probably hear this every single new year (or new month) but that’s because it is easy to slip up and assume that you’re staying hydrated. Tea and coffee taste great but they shouldn’t be your primary sources of hydration. Get creative and try out different types of infused water and supplement your intake with refreshing fruits such as watermelon and sweet melon.
Take A Social Media Break
By a break, we don’t mean getting rid off all your accounts. For a lot of people, social media is how they consume a lot of content relevant to their daily lives. The good thing is you’re up to date on current events and mundane things like traffic but at the same time you’re taking in content you don’t really need to see. Use an app on your phone to limit the amount of time you spend scrolling down timelines. Your eyes will thank you and you will realise you’re not as mentally fatigued at the end of the day.