If you didn’t make a New Year’s resolution last month, it’s still not too late!
There’s no wrong time to resolve to be a better you – and there’s no wrong way to do it, either. If traditional resolutions don’t speak to you, here are a few changes you can make that might feel like a better fit.
Go natural – at least once a week. After a long day at work, it’s easy to throw a frozen dinner in the microwave and collapse on the couch. But overly-processed foods contain high levels of chemicals, fat, calories and sodium.
Instead, pick up some fresh, seasonal ingredients from a local farmer’s market and use them to make a wholesome, well-rounded meal from scratch. You don’t have to do it every day, but you may end up enjoying it if you resolve to do it every Friday.
Spend 10 minutes a day writing in a journal. Good health means more than taking care of your body, it also means taking care of your mind. Spending time to write down your thoughts, feelings or just whatever pops into your head can be very therapeutic. Don’t underestimate the importance of maintaining good mental health, too.
Floss! It’s something you already know you should be doing. If you’re not, though, now is the perfect time to make it part of your daily routine. Studies have shown that flossing regularly, which helps fight periodontal and gingivitis, may actually reduce your risk of heart disease and respiratory disease.
Don’t take the morning for granted. Sure, you may not have time to do an hour-long spinning class before work, but you probably do have time for a 10-minute walk. You could also consider starting your day with some quick yoga or a few sets of pushups. Anything is better than nothing, and doing it first thing in the morning can set the tone for the entire day.