We might be a week into the New Year, but that doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance to set a goal that you can commit to for the year ahead. We’ve set aside five resolutions that aren’t too late to keep or too difficult to maintain.
Become a Planner Person
If you want to work on your organizational skills in the New Year, start small and invest in a planner that can help you categorize your day to day. From your meetings, to your social life, to the kids’ schedules, finding the perfect planner can easily transform your daily routine. Spend 5 minutes at the end of each day laying out what you have on the agenda for the following day. You will wake up with a renewed sense of purpose and a planner to throw in your bag and keep you right on track.
Take Your Vitamins
Like most American’s, at the start of each year, we set goals to eat better and make healthier choices, but such open-ended resolutions can leave us feeling overwhelmed by where to start and disappointed when things don’t go as planned. One of our favorite tricks to a healthier you is as simple as starting your day by taking your vitamins. When you consciously begin each day with this simple act based on a goal to move towards a healthier lifestyle, you will likely see yourself making healthier choices. You might find yourself reaching for fruits and veggies rather than your favorite baked goods. Habits don’t form overnight, but when you implement an action into your daily routine, no matter how small, it is sure to have a positive impact.
Make Your Bed
Making your bed first thing every morning can have a positive impact on the rest of your day. If you are looking to boost productivity in the New Year, start small by tidying up your bed when you get up each morning. Not only will it keep you from crawling back into bed, but it will help bring structure to your morning routine, boosting productivity in return.
Purge Your Wardrobe
We talked about the importance of refreshing your closet in last weeks blog, but we want to emphasize it again! Getting rid of things that you never wear is a great start to cultivating a wardrobe that you are proud of. Whether that means you immediately start the shopping process, filling gaps in your wardrobe, this cathartic practice will have you feeling like your best self for the year ahead. If you need a little more help, click here to download our Wardrobe Refresh Worksheet for a step by step guide to getting the wardrobe you’ve only dreamed about.
If you are making weight loss a priority in 2019, we encourage you to take the focus away from the number on the scale and focus more on your overall health and well-being. One way to boost your metabolism is to eat smaller, more frequent meals, rather than 3 large meals, without any sustenance in between. Resolve to snack more in 2019, planning your day with healthy, wholesome, nutrient-rich small meals that will keep you feeling satisfied and ready to kickoff your health journey into the New Year.
“When you are truly honest with yourself and write down the things you are looking to accomplish, just remind yourself that Rome was not built in a day and be intentional with your schedule. Put these specific commitments on the schedule as if it were a meal or important meeting. Do it for yourself. You are worth it.” – Amber Duncan, CEO