Healthy Habits to Kick off the New Year Right

Happy New Year! We cannot believe that it’s officially 2018. To kick off the year on the right foot, we’re sharing a week of our top New Year’s resolutions. Today’s resolution: developing healthy habits!

Today, we’re channeling one of our favorite books -- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. If you haven’t read it, you should definitely head over to Amazon and grab a copy, it will change your life! In his book, Hal discusses the six healthy habits that everyone should start their day with, he calls them the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. and they can be done in as few as six minutes every day! Building off of this, we’re sharing our top picks for healthy habits everyone should work to create in this new year!

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Image Source: Lifestyle and Design Online

Making Your Bed Every Morning

If the first thing you do each and every morning is make your bed, congratulations, you’ve already done one productive thing today! This small task can set the tone for your day and kickstart your productivity. And, it also makes your room look so much tidier!

Meditating

Did you know that some of the most successful people meditate? It’s true! Taking even just a few minutes each morning (and again before bed if you can!) to clear your mind is immensely beneficial. This helps you to regain focus and clarity in your life. Meditation is also helpful if you suffer from anxiety! For beginners, try some guided meditation through an app on your phone like Calm or Headspace to get started.

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Journaling

Journaling is a great way to collect your thoughts. Whether it’s just a review of your day, your goals, or even a list of things that you’re thankful of! Writing is so therapeutic and a great way to work through different situations. Building off of each day, it’s a great way to keep track of your progress and have something tangible you can review at the end of the year to see just how far you’ve come.

Getting Enough Sleep

In the era of the side-hustle, we tend to always be on the go and in constant motion. It’s important to take care of your body, unplug, and get enough sleep! While it may take a few extra hours out of your day, it will make the time you’re awake for more productive. And, making sure you get enough sleep helps keep your immune system strong; no one has time to be sick! Start off this new year fresh and well-rested to avoid a burnout.

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Image Source: Nutritional Wellness Tips

Drinking Enough Water

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Did you know that you’re supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day?! So, if you weigh 120 lbs, you should be drinking 60 oz of water a day. Being hydrated has so many benefits: cleansing your system and flushing out bad bacteria, keeping your skin clear, better digestion, fewer headaches, increases energy, relieves fatigue, and countless more. If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated! Drink up!

Making Yourself a Priority

In the wise words of Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, “treat yo’self!” With all of our hectic schedules and mile-long to do lists, it’s easy to push our needs to the side. Make sure to set some time aside to do something for yourself. Whether it’s buying yourself a small something or even just taking a nice relaxing bath, self-care and self-love should be a priority in the upcoming year!