Ready to start the new year off with better wellness habits? You’re not alone. The most popular New Year’s resolutions include wellness goals, such as exercising more, losing weight, and making healthier choices. However, sticking to those resolutions often proves challenging. According to a study conducted by Strava in 2019, approximately 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions have dropped them by the second week of February, and sometimes as soon as the middle of January! Avoid this New Year’s resolution pitfall with these tips to help you stick to your wellness goals this year.
Make a wellness goal plan
“I want to be healthier” is a great goal, but it’s vague. Healthy means a lot of different things, and that definition changes from person to person. The way you phrase your New Year’s resolution impacts your ability to stick to it! Find a way to be specific about what you want to achieve. Maybe “healthy” means eating clean or reducing your stress. Next, find a way to measure your success. If your New Year’s goal is to reduce stress, make a plan for how and when you’ll engage in stress-reducing activities. If you want to work out more in 2022, sign up for some fitness classes or commit to a gym schedule. Having a detailed plan helps you feel more prepared to take on new challenges. Plus, who doesn’t love checking things off their list?
Boost your New Year’s resolutions
So you’ve got a goal and a plan. But don’t forget about your overall health, too! Think about other things to add to your routine to help you stick to your wellness resolutions. For example, if you up the frequency or intensity of your workouts, you’re more likely to be sore. But don’t let that stiffness stop you from achieving your goals! Adding regular stretching and massage to your weekly routine is a smart way to keep soreness at bay. Plus, massage can help reduce your chance of injury, too.
Think beyond the usual wellness resolutions
If your New Year’s resolution is to focus on your wellness, it’s time to think beyond diet and exercise. Mental health matters too! Making time for self-care is a great wellness resolution, and it’s easier than you may think. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s some inspiration for mental wellness resolutions:
- Do 5 minutes of meditation every morning
- Practice yoga 2x per week
- Schedule monthly massage appointments
- Talk to a therapist once a month
- Take 20 minutes of me-time every evening before bed
- Try a new self-care activity each week
Confidence makes a world of difference
When you feel good, you’re more likely to hit your wellness goals. While most people associate self-care with things like massages, meditation, and bubble baths, it’s much more! Self-care also includes things that boost your confidence and happiness. It’s no secret that a fresh haircut or glowing skin can give you an instant boost of confidence. But did you know that confidence can help you be more productive? What’s more, feeling good about yourself also leads to better communication, improved relationships, and even more natural energy! If you want to really nail your 2022 wellness New Year’s resolutions, don’t underestimate the power of confidence!
Schedule in advance
Have a habit of skipping the gym, or scrolling through Instagram when you should be meditating? This year, commit to your goals by scheduling your wellness in advance! Scheduled classes or appointments are not as easy to blow off, so you’re more likely to go! Another good way to hold yourself accountable is to sign up for a membership or make recurring appointments. One-off appointments are easy to cancel, compared to a standing appointment every other Tuesday. Wellness memberships are a great way to keep yourself accountable, too. If you pay for the year upfront, you’ll be less likely to give up on your goals early, too! As an added benefit, scheduling recurring wellness sessions with the same professionals also helps you measure your progress. Working with experts is a great way to address your problem areas, and make a marked improvement
Let Soothe help with your New Year’s resolutions
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