6 New Years Resolutions to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!
Each new year is like a fresh chapter in your book. This next year, how will you write your chapter?
New Year’s Resolutions are the perfect way to write the perfect chapter in your book. Here are 6 Resolutions to make 2017 your best year yet!
Start a Meditation Practice:
With busy schedules, life can feel overwhelming. Meditation is the perfect way to keep oneself from getting stressed out. There are many scientific studies that show the many benefits to meditation, like improving our mood, reducing stress, lessening anxiety, and increasing your brain’s grey matter. Meditation is easy to do and can be accomplished in less than 15 minutes!
Learn Something New Everyday:
Set a resolution to learn something new everyday in order to have a better understanding of the world and how it works. There are many different ways you can go about doing this:
– Subscribe to Wikipedia’s Featured Article Mailing List and receive an email each morning with the day’s featured article
– Watch a CrashCourse video on YouTube. CrashCourse is an educational YouTube channel that covers an array of subjects in 15 minute videos
– Watch a Ted Talk every morning while eating breakfast. Ted Talks are educational and cover interesting topics to help you learn something new.
Pick Up a Hobby:
Having a hobby is not only fun, but has real health benefits. Hobbies can help lower your stress levels, boost brain power, and improve your ability to focus. So this year, start that hobby you’ve always wanted to learn!
Eat Fewer Calories:
There are many benefits to lowering your daily caloric intake. The most obvious is weight loss. Excess weight puts you at greater risk for health problems. To accomplish this, eat smaller portions and make sure to fill your meals with protein so you are less hungry.
Living a sedentary life is bad for your health – it can cause a tendency to be overweight and put you at a higher risk for depression. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do. You can join a sports team, get a pedometer to track your steps, or just get up every 20 minutes and stretch.
A lot of the reason people don’t reach their goals is due to procrastination. Make this year your year to get things done! Ending that silly procrastination habit will help ensure you hit your goals. Don’t let this be next year’s resolution because you put it off until 2018!
No matter what your resolution, make 2017 the best chapter so far!