"Resolutions." It's the buzzword we hear every New Year as the clock turns and we leave another year behind. And this year is no different. Except this year we want to resolve to make goals that benefit our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. We also want to practice being grateful for what we have and who we already are.
With that said, here a few healthy resolutions we're taking with us into 2021:
1. Drink More Water
Yep, we're plugging water again. And that's because it's so essential to overall health and wellbeing. Water keeps us hydrated, balanced, and helps our body stay regulated. Drinking more H20 is our goal for 2021, and for every year after.
2. Practice Rest and Self-Care
Rest and self-care are crucial to mental health and physical recovery. And for many of us, 2020 taught us how to be okay with sitting at home and getting extra sleep. While we're okay to leave most of 2020 behind, we want to bring this practice into the new year. Getting things done is great, but so is carving out time for sleep, lounging, and self-care. Keep that tank filled.
3. Prioritize Physical Activity—And Make It Fun!
In 2020, we learned we can get our exercise anywhere, not just in the gym. Hiking, walking, swimming, riding our bikes—these are all forms of exercise that are good for our body and also fun. Rather than focusing on "getting to the gym" this year, we're prioritizing fun physical activities.
4. Eat Nutrient-Rich Foods
Rather than dieting or removing "bad" foods from our plate, we're resolving to eat healthy and nutrient-rich foods instead. By making small goals (like eating dark, leafy greens once a day), we can more easily shift our mindset and practice intuitive healthy eating. New Year's diets are a thing of the past, anyway.
5. Be Kind to Our Bodies
Lastly, one of our resolutions for 2021 is to be kinder to our bodies. They are strong and resilient vessels that have brought us to where we're at today. Society has often made us feel like our bodies need to look or act a certain way to be deemed worthy, but it's just not true. Our bodies are beautiful and amazing as they are. May we remember that and speak kindly to and about ourselves.