What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

What are Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s almost time to choose your New Year’s Resolutions. And if you want to really commit to your resolutions this year, you need to reflect on what changes you truly wish to make in your life. By deciding on the areas you’re committed to improving, you can set some achievable goals worth fighting for. Here are some of the most popular life improving New Year’s resolutions that will help you feel your best.

Fitness Plan

A great way to promote a healthier lifestyle is to start it off with a detailed fitness plan. If the gym is not your thing, find an activity you can enjoy doing every week. This may include signing up for a cross fit session, weekly yoga, or it could involve hiring a personal trainer to assist you in meeting your goals. Whatever activity you choose, plan to follow through this year by making a full commitment to feeling better and looking your best.

Eat Healthier

You are what you eat! So why not put healthy eating at the top of your priority list this year. Aim to get more omega-3s in your diet, to eat more vegetables, up your fiber intake, eat less red meat, and reduce your sugar intake. It will reduce your blood pressure, chances of disease, improve your mood, and help you look and feel terrific.

Volunteer More

Volunteering and helping others has proven to boost happiness levels and build more self-worth. By contributing your time to give back to your local community and those in need, you can gain many benefits for yourself and provide some goodwill to the person or community you serve.

Take a Course

Consider boosting your career to the next level this year. Going back to school or taking on an enrichment course can provide new skills, knowledge and a sense of accomplishment. You may even make some new friends or business connections.

Travel to New Destinations

If you’ve felt in a rut recently, maybe it’s time to add a little travel to your agenda. Tap into your sense of adventure and push yourself to new boundaries. Getting out of your typical routine can make you feel more rejuvenated and help you learn new ideas and concepts that can be beneficial in your day-to-day life. So make this year the year you take some time to travel the world and make a change in your life.

Reduce Stress

Make a point to reduce your stress levels and feel more relaxed as your New Year’s resolutions. Make a promise to yourself to turn your work phone off after hours, get more sleep, and to spend more quality time with family and friends.

Taking care of your health and mental state should be at the top of your New Year’s resolutions in 2018. When you need some healing and empowerment advice on how to improve your overall well-being, talk to us at Ottawa Counselling.