It’s that time of year again! A season of new beginnings and fresh starts. A moment filled with the hope of all you’ll accomplish, without the regrets of what you have not. Like most, you’re more focused than ever to improve upon your overall health, thinking up weight loss goals, clean eating agendas and stress fixes to help you grow stronger each day throughout the year.
We know that navigating against unhealthy patterns and habits in order to obtain the wellness milestones you so desperately want to reach can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve created these 3 simple tips to help make 2018 a successful year towards a better you.
Rather than wondering what it is you’re going to eat throughout the day and week (which leads to binge eating), plan your meals and snacks out each day, having the items you are going to indulge in ready to go. There are different sites that can help you create healthy, delicious meal plans, as well as books that can lead you through the process, so that when you eat you aren’t giving into cravings, but choosing to nourish your body with the foods that are best for it.
Approaching food the same way you would a budget gives you the opportunity to engage in eating from a position of strength, instead of weakness. When eating from a position of strength we have the advantage of making better decisions with regard to the foods we are partaking in, instead of making decisions based on time constraints or sugar addictions.
With countless blogs, articles and videos stating that working out at home is more effective than working out at the gym, people are more determined than ever to get that great gym workout without ever leaving their living room. The only trouble is, most people do not have the necessary space available to set up the equipment they need, as a treadmill and weight set alone take up a large amount of space.
In order to enjoy the comforts of exercising in private (without taking up precious square footage at home), people have started utilizing self-storage units as their own personal gyms. Units are climate controlled, come in various sizes and are typically located locally within each neighborhood. Since prices are competitive, finding a unit that works within any budget is a breeze (especially when you are not paying for a crowded gym membership, but renting for your own private one).
Making your home environment one that is clutter-free and organized can help you approach this year with a feeling of peace instead of chaos. Our Tips & Tricks To Help You Decide What To Purge & What To Keep can help you maximize space in your home, providing you with useful tools to get your place in order. Remember, if it’s not worth keeping, isn’t worth donating and has no purpose for the foreseeable future, do yourself a favor and just toss it away. You want to be in control of your stuff, not have your stuff be in control of you.
“New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
—Sarah Ban Breathnach
By being intentional through meal planning, exercising and decluttering, this year is certain to be your best year yet. To a healthy 2018. You’ve got this!