New Year is the perfect time for you to reevaluate your life choices and start fresh and each year I come up with at least a dozen of resolutions only to discover that I have fulfilled just one or two resolutions at the end of the year. But this year I am limiting it to 05 and I hope this would help you to make some positive changes in your life as well.
01. Eat Healthy
Although this may sound common not everyone can do this right. Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean cutting off all junk food and eating all greens. It’s about having the perfect balance between each nutrient. Eating home cooked meals is the best way in my opinion to ensure that you will be getting the right amount of nutrients meals that are rightly cooked. Reduce Starchy food such as Breads and Rice and incorporate more vegetables and meats into your daily diet. Goodful and Entertaining with Beth are two of my favourite websites that inspire me to create healthy yet delicious food items in just minutes.
Top Tip : The best time to eat fruits is early in the morning before you have your breakfast. Start your day fresh with fruits drizzled with a bit of honey and lime juice.
02. Stay Fit
Incorporate exercises to your daily routine. Not only it would make you physically fit but will positively effect your mental health also. If you can go to a gym that’s great but if you have no time to go to a gym, do follow Rebecca-Louise Smith and her tutorials on YouTube every day for just an hour to achieve desired results from an effective workout.
Top Tip: Keep personalized fitness goals such as ‘loose 02 lbs in 3 weeks’ to keep you on track and also to measure your results.
03. Unwind to be inspired
Be it scrolling through Pinterest (yes, it is oddly satisfying and inspiring at the same time :D) or even hanging out with your friends, you need to DE-stress yourself. Do whatever that is relaxing you. Meditation is also another effective way to DE stress and relax your body and mind. Find your stress triggers, this is the first step to identify the source for your stress. Come up with a solution to eliminate stress triggers. In that way you will be able to take off the main reasons that cause you stress from your life. However, it is a long process and this is where you would need help from your family and friends. Be comfortable and communicate your thoughts with people that you are most comfortable talking with. Always remember that you would be physically healthy only if you are mentally healthy.
Top Tip: If you had a long day, soak your feet in lukewarm water for at least 15 mins. and use a foot scrub to exfoliate your feet and later on finish it off with moisturizer.
04. Try something exciting at least once a month
Step out of your comfort zone and engage in an adventurous and a daring activity at least once. It is even said that fear is only as deep as the mind allows. So fear not and push yourself to be more daring and adventurous. You’d be amazed to see how your perspective on your life and things around you would change.
Top Tip: White Water Rafting at Kithulgala is one of the best ways to take control of your fear. Be sure to check out the natural pools and other activities before this historic and famous site vanishes in future.
05. Plan Ahead
This is where all the year calendars, bullet journals and year planners you receive at the beginning of this year come in handy. Plan for your next week and NOT the entire month because in that way you will be able to use your time and effort productively and efficiently without much of a stress. Do check out this video by Lucie at Refinery29 for some creative inspiration.
Top Tip: Keep your journals, year plans creative and interesting by using various stickers and doodles. Just turning the pages of it would bring you joy all the while reminding you of your plans.