Set yourself up for success
You’re more likely to keep a positive resolution than a restrictive one (i.e. “I will eat an extra service of fruits and veggies every day” over “I will never eat chocolate again.”), reported an article in Time magazine. Also important is to have a support system in place for success. With an environment that supports your behavior and by surrounding yourself with supportive friends and relatives, your chances increase to achieve your goals, the article explains.
Commit to positive mornings
The way we live our mornings is the way we’ll experience our days—and life, says Kristi Ling, author of the book Operation Happiness. “Start each day off with healthy habits and a positive outlook and you’ll notice a big difference in your overall level of happiness,” Ling says. Her recommendations include starting the day with uplifting reading or podcasts (check out Waking Up With Ryan), fueling your body with healthy food and hydration, and trying an inspiring practice such as a five-minute meditation, or 60-seconds of deep breathing. “Positive mornings are part of the foundation for sustainable happiness,” says Ling. Here are the 13 life-changing resolutions you’ll want to keep forever.
Stock your fridge
Fill your plate with clean, whole non-processed foods as often as possible, says Rebecca Lewis, RD, head dietitian at HelloFresh. This includes a balance of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein. “Fruits and veggies are packed with essential vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants. These are critical components for keeping our immune functions running strong and soaking up all the damage we do to our bodies daily,’ Lewis explains. “Try to reach for foods that don’t come in a box or a bag, which is often indicative of a highly processed food product that is ‘shelf-stable’ (which is typically higher in sodium and preservatives). In other words, keep your fridge fuller than your pantry. Not sure how to start? Consider a meal prep service like HelloFresh that delivers ingredients to your doorstep or Euphebe, which provides ready-made, delicious vegetarian meals.