Written By Mikkie Mills / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
A new year offers you an exciting opportunity for change. With a fresh calendar year, many people are looking to turn over new leaves and take initiative to improve their lives. If you are one of those people, there are a wide array of potential paths that you can choose from.
To help you make the most of this year and truly start to change, here are a few places where you can start changing your life.
Understand What You Are Consuming
If you want to improve your life, your health needs to be one of your priorities. While many adults are aware of the need to exercise and eat well, they lack an understanding of what they are putting in their bodies.
If you want this to be the year of change, you need to take a more active approach to your health and take the time to research what you are putting into your body. This is the year to take a more comprehensive lens to your wellness.
Inspect your life and your dietary decisions with a careful lens so that you know thrive side effects and how all your choices intertwine and interact.
Increase Your Hydration Levels This Year
As you consider your diet, you would be remiss to forget about one key component, hydration. While your body needs food to stay fueled, it also requires a significant amount of water. Most adults need about two to three liters of water per day. If you want to make a change this year, drink more water and consume more hydration-rich foods.
Eat More Plant-Based Products
A choice that can benefit your diet, your health and the planet is making the switch to more plant-based products. Not only can this have wondrous effects on your health, but it can also reduce your environmental impact.
You may be surprised at the difference meatless Mondays or switching to plant-based snacks can have on your life while requiring a low level of commitment and minimal change to your everyday life.
Get Outside Once a Day
One of the easiest changes that you can make this year that can improve your life is getting outside. By committing to spending time outside at least one hour per day, you can do wonders for your mental and physical health. It only takes 15 to 30 minutes to give you the positive results that you want.
Give Yourself Time to Rest
Many adults are all too familiar with the experience of burnout. With often too many priorities, never-ending to-do lists and too little time, it can be the perfect equation for burning out.
If you want to make a change this year, commit to finding time and space for rest. Giving yourself time to recharge is an essential element of your wellness; however, one often gets far too little attention.
Take Time for Something That Makes You Happy
As you age, it can be easy to lose a sense of passion; however, activities that you enjoy can help you cultivate a sense of purpose. If you want to reintroduce something that makes you happy, consider trying a new hobby or revisiting an activity that you have long forgotten. This is the year to reignite that passion again. Once you have found it, don’t let it go.
Learn to Ask for Help
Many adults find that they are much more capable of giving help than receiving help. While it may feel challenging, learning that everyone needs help is an important lesson for you to learn. If you want this to be the year of change, make this the year that you learn to ask for help.
With the help and support of a community, you may be shocked at the things you can accomplish and the difference this can have in your life.
As you start a new year, this is your moment to take a stance to change your life. Whether you have always wanted to be healthier, find better balance or cultivate a community that supports you, this is the year. Let this be your chance to curate the life that you have always wanted.
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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer from Chicago. She is also a mother of two who loves sharing her ideas on interior design, budgeting hacks and DIY. When she's not writing, she's chasing the little ones around, walking her dog, or can be found rock climbing at the local climbing gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.