Have you made a New Year’s Resolution?
Its been three days, how are you doing?
A lot of people aspire to lose weight, or exercise more, or eat better. It seems like it is usually health related, either mental health or physical health. But the thing with resolutions is: most people break them and then just give up.
If you want to be healthier, there are lots of ways to do this. But the number one way to be healthier is to eat healthy food. You are what you eat, and if you eat a bunch of junk, well, you get the picture. The easiest way to eat healthier is to start at the grocery store. If you don’t buy junk food, it has no way of getting into your house!! When you have healthy food in your house, that’s generally what you will eat if you’re hungry. (But ALWAYS read the label on what you are buying. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, you probably don’t want to eat it.)
What about sleep? Do you get at least 7 hours of sleep a night? Do you meditate? Do you read before bed? New science discoveries tells us not to use a light emitting device to read from before you go to sleep. But reading a paper-paged book can help ease your mind.
Are you able to manage your stress level? (If you do, please tell me how. )
Are you trying to be more organized? More diligent about your financial situation? Or do you want to stop a habit or addiction you have? What is it that you want to do to make a better life for yourself?
We don’t need to make resolutions. We don’t need to broadcast anything to the world. We can make one better decision at a time, and that will be better than any resolution. Each good decision we make brings us one step closer to the next better decision. And once we start making better decisions every time, we truly become better people. But if you mess up and make a bad decision, remember: don’t cry over spilled milk. I love that old saying. Don’t freak out and stress out about it because there’s nothing you can do to change it. Clean it up, and be more careful next time. We all make mistakes, its part of being human. But by making these better decisions, we’ll make less mistakes and we’ll be happier, healthier people all year, not just the first week of January.
Happy New Year!