New Year, New You

The New Year is here. 2017, a year of fresh starts, new beginnings and reassuring resolutions to help us be better than the person we were mere months earlier.

That said, use this year to transform the aspects of yourself you believe could do with a little (or a lot of) improvement – adopt some New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions are essentially goals that you are setting to achieve in the New Year, goals that exist to motivate you to achieve whatever it is you want the most. There is always something we can improve on; always more time to be spent with family, something personal you really want to achieve, or simply a cleaner and fresher way of living that appeals to you. This New Year is the best time to go out and make it all a reality. Have a look below for some of our top New Year resolution ideas.

Get in Shape

Getting in shape can be intimidating. We know what you’re thinking; long runs, plenty of push-ups and a lot of sweating – but you couldn’t be more wrong. Granted, it does take exercise to become fit and healthy, but it is important to remember that it is more of a balance between the food we eat, keeping our bodies active and our minds busy. 

We’re not saying that you should start marathon running, but to simply find the balance between these three fundamentals, and when you do you will see big differences in your life. To start things off, why not try this tasty and healthy Avocado Salad Scoops recipe? 

Take Risks

There is an old saying that says ‘‘if you don’t try, you’ll never know’’. By remaining in your shell and not branching out, you won’t achieve the wonderful and wild dreams you are sure to have rolling about in your head. Everyone has dreams, from grand business ideas to down-to-earth plans for your home. It’s up to you to decide on what is most important to you.

Give Stress the Boot

Kick stress right out of your life! In serious cases stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, headaches, hair loss and chest pain. It has even been known to affect fertility problems, which no women wants to deal with.

When you find yourself feeling stressed out or overly anxious due to stress, start by closing your eyes and breathing in and out deeply. Deep breathing will slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Make sure that you get enough sleep – a stressed body needs more sleep than a relaxed one. On that note, lay off the caffeine (don’t completely give it up, but cut down from 2 cups a day to 1). 

Have a laugh and spread your smile. Laughter is a great reliever of stress – it eases tension, enhances your oxygen intake, and relaxes your body.