Each January, we set resolutions for the New Year, but according to U.S. News & World Report, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. This year, we want to inspire a Resolution Revolution. Instead of swearing off every guilty pleasure and turning our lives completely upside down to be healthful, we encourage you to commit to layering in simple additions to your life that will actually change your health for the better in the long-term. This holistic, gentle approach let’s us focus on a total a wellness journey; using a mind, body and soul approach.
Mentally prepare yourself for a long-term lifestyle shift, rather than stressing over short-term lists of specific goals that you “need to achieve,” which often sets you up for failure. What are some mindful ways to revolutionize your New Year’s Resolutions?
Transform grocery shopping into a mindful practice by making a list beforehand so that you enter prepared to make the right choices (like avoiding processed foods).
Build a mindfulness tool kit! Essential oils, herbs, incense, and crystals can provide a sense of calm and relaxation. Once you find what works for you, create a ritual that serves you.
Cook more: Prepare nutritious “fast food” that you can make at home. Our favourite go-to ingredient for making a wholesome last-minute meal is a hard-boiled egg, perfect for topping avocado toast (a morning must-have for us!), lunchtime salads, or even just sprinkling with salt and pepper for an easy on-the-go snack. An try and think bigger: veggie frittata, paleo banana pancakes, etc… the limit does not exist!
Journaling: Set intentions every morning when you wake up and write down reflections from the day before you go to sleep. Journaling like this is a fool-proof way to bring awareness to your goals and actions as well as to make improvements in your life. Also you can write down what you're grateful for every day, as a simple reminder.
Get creative: Wake up your soul; make something with your hands! Collage, paint, draw, whatever you have access to!
Meditate: Take some time to still your mind and breathe. Meditation doesn’t have to look any certain way, try a walk on the beach, a hike, or a yoga class. can be your meditation. Try meditating with a friend as it creates a deeper connection!