New Year’s Resolutions are hard to stick to, and so we don’t blame you if you’re a little late in getting started. The beginning of the year is always such a daunting time, and Christmas can leave us feeling deflated emotionally, mentally and physically. To jump straight into a ‘New Year, New Me’ mentality is a lot.
Lucky for you, it’s not too late. In fact, it’s never too late to make positive changes in your life. What’s more, these new changes don’t have to be dramatic to begin with, either. No, instead, why not look at some top, simple suggestions…
Set yourself weekly or monthly goals
With the chaos of day-to-day life such as work, family commitments, social life and more, it can be easy to lose track of things. How can you be sure that your life is moving in the right direction if you can’t even recall what happened last week?
One way to combat this is to get into the habit of setting yourself weekly or monthly goals so that you can always keep track of your life. Purchase a little black book and write your goals down so that you have something physical to check in with.
Your goals don’t have to be too complex to begin with – start by aiming to up your water intake or workout twice a week.
Remember to be kind to yourself
Never underestimate the importance of looking after your mental health. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, so it’s fundamental you take your mental health seriously,
Not everything will go the way that you want it to, and that’s okay! If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable, and we must take everything in our stride. Don’t beat yourself up when things don’t go to plan and stop trying to control the things you can’t control.
You might be a little late in starting your New Year’s Resolutions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be successful with them. And, if you do let things slip here and there, simply pick yourself back up and start again. You’ve got this!
Lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle
Try and find someone who hasn’t vowed to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle in the New Year. It’s seen as a cliche, but it’s arguably one of the most important changes you could make in your life!
If you’ve been struggling with your weight for some time, February is a great month to shift those pounds and make healthier, long-term choices to better your life and your lifestyle.
If you’re looking for professional support and the most effective way to lose weight, turn to your local pharmacy for support. If eligible, they could have products and medicine that’ll help.
Kick that naughty habit
Everyone has a naughty habit – don’t convince yourself that you’re any different. Living in denial won’t solve anything! Trust us, even The Queen has a few habits that she’d probably benefit from getting rid of… So, on that note, why not find your bad habit and try to kick it?
Maybe it’s smoking, or perhaps it’s a glass (or two) of wine every evening, or maybe a fatty takeaway dinner most weekends? Find your guilty pleasure and try to substitute it for something healthier.
By doing so, you’ll enjoy more control over your life and the health benefits that’ll come alongside.