As we look towards the start of a new year, it’s natural to reflect on the year that has passed, and create a list of resolutions to take into 2020. Many of those resolutions often have to do with health and well-being after a hectic holiday season. Although common to make a New Year’s Resolution that you can’t follow through with, it doesn’t have to be the case this year. Choose attainable and manageable resolutions that can fit within the parameters of your life, and you’ll set yourself up for a healthier year to come.
Make 2020 a year of kept resolutions with our 7 simple New Year’s resolutions to transform your well being.
Drink More Water
We’re sure you’ve heard this one before, but have you stuck with it? Making hydration a daily goal can have significant long term improvements to your health. From boosting skin health, to regulating your digestive system, to boosting your performance during exercise, the benefits to drinking more water are seemingly endless. Try keeping a water bottle at your desk or work station and see how much more often you find yourself reaching for a sip.
Try Meditating with Essential Oils
Meditation has been gaining popularity in recent years as many of us look for new ways to live mindfully. However, it isn’t always easy to start. Try using Great Bear Rainforest essential oils in your meditative practice to create a calming environment and ground you to your practice. We love diffusing a couple drops of our Douglas Fir essential oil during meditation. The calming properties of the tree have been used by traditional healers for hundreds of years to ease anxieties and stresses.
Start a Gratitude Journal
Taking a few moments out of your day to reflect on what you’re grateful for can lead to a happier, more fulfilled life. Start by picking out a journal and set aside a specific time every day to record your thoughts, and over time you might be surprised where gratitude takes you.
Feed your Mind
A great way to keep a new year's resolution is to sign up for something new. Take up a new hobby, try a new weekly workout class, or sign up to a new language class. The schedule will keep you coming back, and learning new things keeps the mind and spirit alive.
Buy More from Local Businesses
Do you know that feeling of seeing a friend’s face when you show up to their thesis presentation, or the opening of their play, or cheer them on as they try something new? You can create more of that community feeling by buying local. Whether you are buying a product from the farmers’ market or getting your clothes from a local boutique, you are not only supporting the local economy, but also supporting your neighbours.
Try Meatless Monday
If you're looking to save money, get creative in the kitchen, or help the environment, going Meatless on Monday is a great place to start. This one small resolution is easy to keep, and the benefits are boundless.
Make Time to Recharge
After a hectic holiday season, it’s important to take time for yourself to reset and recharge. Self care looks different for everyone, so try taking some time out of each day to do something for yourself and see what brings you the most peace. We recommend going for a walk in nature, setting aside some time before bed to read a good book, or taking a soothing bath with a few drops of essential oils.
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