As 2021 comes to a close, now’s the time to think about what the future year might hold. Taking a moment and creating a plan for 2022 can help ease your transition into next year while also bolstering your chances to maintain those New Year resolutions.
According to researchers, it takes at least 21 days to either fully form a new habit or break a negative one. Oftentimes, we find ourselves feeling extra motivated with the New Year and eager to start living a better lifestyle. However, it can be easy to fall back into old habits without fully solidifying our new improvements.
So, how do we overcome the burnout that can accompany goal setting later down the road?
First, starting small and working your way up to larger goals can help you achieve more success overall. In fact, focusing on those small and simple things can help create a sure stepping-stone foundation to permanent habits since it allows you to work up level by level.
To start, try increasing your water intake throughout the day. Drinking water is vital to keep your body hydrated and running at its optimal level. Although it seems like common knowledge, the average adult should be drinking around 8 glasses of water each day, since drinking adequate amounts of water helps support:
- Maintaining join lubrication
- Increasing skin strength and elasticity
- Promoting healthy body temperature regulation
- Assisting with body waste removal
- And cushioning the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
Another great habit to build is making a conscious effort to move each day. Whether you prefer to go on walks in between conference calls or set aside 30 minutes after work for at-home Pilates, making the decision to move your body can have a wide variety of benefits. These include:
- An increase in joint functionality
- Help improve sleep patterns
- Adequately elevate the heart for improved cardiovascular fitness
- And support better mental health
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Last, make sure to set aside time for adequate levels of sleep. It’s easy to push off nighttime routines in favor of finishing up projects or spending time socializing, but sleep actually makes up a large portion of heath and wellness.
According to research, the average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep each day in order to function at their highest ability. In fact, getting a good night’s sleep can bolster a variety of factors including:
- Boosting your immune system
- Improving memory
- Strengthening the cardiovascular system
- And support better mental health
If you have trouble setting back your bedtime, or if sleep doesn’t come easily before 11, try some natural sleep aids to help you wind down for the evening. Nature’s Sunshine provides a wide variety of options that are inclusive of personal preference and needs.
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As you prepare for the ball drop, think about what you want to accomplish in your future year. Whatever healthy habits you want to incorporate, take time to plan out your steppingstones to success, and ring in 2022 with excitement for better health and a New Year.