I’m not much of a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because it’s a once-off “I’ll go to gym every day this year” or “I’m going to quit smoking” promise that lasts a few weeks before everyone goes back to their same selves for the rest of the year.
Don’t get me wrong – the mere thought of wanting to change one’s self for the better is great, but let’s think more realistically here. Why aren’t we focusing on things that actually change us in the long run and make for a happier, healthier lifestyle in general? Call them HEALTHY LIFE Resolutions, if you will.
Here are my top 8 Healthy Life Resolutions that you can actually stick to:
1. Look after yourself
You’re no good to yourself or anybody else if you’re not in good condition – physically and mentally. It’s not only okay, but incredibly important that you take time to look after yourself.
2. Say goodbye to jealousy
This is a wasted emotion. It has more to do with your own insecurities than anything else. Sort those out.
3. Accept others’ shortcomings
There will always be sharks out there and there will always be morons. Find a way to work around them instead of getting stressed out or frustrated because of them. They’re unlikely to change their ways.
4. Be kind
5. Stick to your guns
Don’t get taken for a ride. It’s okay to say no sometimes. We don’t always have to bend over backwards for other people and agree with them when we actually don’t.
6. Make healthy decisions
With everything. What food you put into your body, what lifestyle choices you make, what you say in a fight with your partner.
7. Make more time for things that make you happy
This is important.
8. Do more yoga
Or whatever it is that helps you to calm and focus your mind. A strong mind is the cornerstone of a healthy life.