The holidays are a time of celebration – but usually are filled with heavy entrees and sweet desserts. After indulging over the holidays, you may feel bloated, tired, and uncomfortable as you prepare to welcome the new year. During this time, many people begin to evaluate their year and begging to brainstorm what changes they want to make in the form of infamous “new years resolutions.”
At one point or another, most people decide to make significant lifestyle changes when January comes around. Starting a wellness journey takes work. By springtime, many people get caught up in their life and lose track of their goals.
Developing the habits necessary to live a healthier lifestyle takes time and discipline. Eat a healthy balanced diet loaded with vitamins and minerals, and treat yourself to IV drip therapy to jumpstart your journey. Get in touch with why you want to change and celebrate your wins.
Whether you are hoping to eat healthier to slim down, find more time to exercise, or increase your energy levels– these eight tips and tricks can help you stick to your resolution well past the end of January.
Set Clear Attainable Goals
Many people need help to stick to their new year's resolutions simply because their goals are too broad. Instead, set clear and attainable goals on a specific timeline. Rather than merely saying, “This year, I want to lose weight.” Try, “In 2023, I will lose ten pounds by April 1st.”
What about your day-to-day life would have to change? List out what it would take to reach that goal by April 1st. Now that you have a specific deadline and a clear result, you can more easily create a plan and track your progress.
Get in Touch with Your Why
You won’t last on your wellness journey for long if you don’t understand why you are making these changes in your life in the first place. Humans are creatures of habit, and change is scary – even if these changes that will make our lives better in the long run.
Say your wellness journey begins with the goal of losing 10 lbs by April 1st – WHY do you want to lose that weight? Sit and think about how you will feel better once the weight is gone. Are you excited to feel more confident in your body? Have more energy throughout the day? Build up your strength to run a marathon? When you lose motivation on your journey, go back to your why and let it give you the push you need to keep going.
Eat a Balanced Diet
A balanced diet is critical to every wellness journey, even if your personal goals don’t involve weight loss. Filling your plate and your body with nutritious food also enriches your mind. A 2017 study 1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28431261/ found that people who ate higher levels of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish had a lower risk of developing depression.
Move with Intention
Exercise is a critical component of any wellness journey but it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Running, heavy lifting and gym memberships aren’t for everyone. Find ways of moving that bring you joy.
Your wellness journey is your own and doesn’t have to look a certain way for you to meet your goals. Try out different aerobic classes at your local gym to see what fitness styles make you feel alive. You may love shaking your hips at Zumba or finding clarity in a slow and steady yoga flow.
Throughout your journey, be mindful that you aren’t pushing yourself too hard. Take care of yourself along the way. Find ways to de-stress and indulge in moments of self-care. Fill your bath and have a long soak by candlelight. Go out with your friends and have fun! Practice meditation to clear your mind.
Make Time to Evaluate Your Progress
According to the American Psychological Association 2https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151029101349.htm , you are much more likely to reach your goals if you publicly or physically record your progress. Start a journal specifically for your wellness journey. Consider sharing your wellness journey with your friends on social media; your ability to change your life may be the inspiration they need to spark a change in their lives.
Celebrate Your Wins
Take time to celebrate every win on your wellness journey. Buy yourself a new dress to celebrate the confidence you’re building in your body image. Cook a fancy meal with your husband to toast a week of intentional movement. You’ve done the work. Give yourself a tangible reward.
Consider IV Therapy to Jumpstart Your Wellness Journey
Your journey to a healthier lifestyle will be just that – a journey. Some days will be more challenging than others. There may be weeks when you are under the weather, dehydrated, or need an extra boost to stay on track. IV drip therapy can help restore your body and immune system much faster than oral supplements.
Don’t let a lousy hangover or food poisoning keep you down for long – get back to feeling your best faster with iv drip therapy from the comfort of your home or office.
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